I have long admired Thierry Vendome’s exquisite jewelry frequently walking by his boutique down the street from me. I didn’t realize his father was also a renowned jewelry designer until some friends of mine told me about an exhibition of both of their jewelry.
Le Chant du Mineral at the Galerie Martel-Greiner is a superb showcase of Jean and Thierry’s bold and original pieces. I almost don’t want to call them jewelry, as they more resemble great sculpture with the finest details. They work with diamonds, sapphires, amethysts, lapis lazuli, emeralds, jade, tourmalines, and Japanese and Tahitian pearls. Names like Archipel, Amazonie, Pacifique, Tahiti, and Bermudes take you to far away lands.
Till February 23
Le Chant du Mineral
71 Blvd. Raspail, 75006
39 rue Francois Miron, 75004
Metro: St. Paul
Cosmo by Jean Vendome in white gold with Japanese and Tahitian cultured pearls, and brilliant and cognac-cut diamonds
I am pleased as punch to announce the launch of Eye Prefer Paris Tours, which are 3-hour walking tours I will personally be leading. The Eye Prefer Paris Tour includes many of the places I have written about such as small museums & galleries, restaurants, cafes & food markets, secret addresses, fashion & home boutiques, parks, and much more.
Tours cost 195 euros for up to 3 people, and 65 euros for each additional person. I look forward to meeting you on my tours and it will be my pleasure and delight to show you my insiders Paris.
Check it out at www.eyepreferparistours.com
New! Eye Prefer Paris Cooking Classes
I am happy to announce the launch of Eye Prefer Paris Cooking Classes. Come take an ethnic culinary journey with me and chef and caterer Charlotte Puckette, co-author of the bestseller The Ethnic Paris Cookbook (with Olivia Kiang-Snaije). First we will shop at a Paris green-market for the freshest ingredients and then return to Charlotte's professional kitchen near the Eiffel Tower to cook a three-course lunch. After, we will indulge in the delicious feast we prepared along with hand-selected wines.
Cost: 185 euros per person (about $240)
Time: 9:30AM- 2PM (approximately 4 1/2 hours)
Location: We will meet by a metro station close to the market
Class days: Tuesday,Wednesday, Thursday,Friday, Saturday, and Sunday
Minimum of 2 students, maximum 6 students.
Click here to sign up for the next class or for more info.
I am happy to announce the sale of a new set of prints of my Eye Prefer Paris Photos. I am offering 20 of my most popular and iconic images for sale including my doors, architectural details, statues, and monuments. They will make great gifts for all your Francophile friends, relatives, and colleagues but don't forget to buy some for yourself.
Click here to see photos and for full details including sizes, prices, and shipping. Here is a sample of some of the photos.