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  • French Dining Glossary- Is it a Brasserie, Bistro, Café, or Salon de Thé… definitions s’il vous plaît

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    Whether in Paris or stateside, sometimes the name of French restaurant is more than simply, "restaurant."  In a country where food is supreme, Richard Nahem provides the what's up on the types of French restaurants. –S.H. I was asked to explain the different distinctions of French eating establishments by a client last month, and I thought it would make an informative blog post. Below are four categories: Brasserie, bistro, café, and salon de thé.  
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 A brasserie is a restaurant that…

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  • The French Chic Formula for Everyday Style a la Emmanuelle Alt

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    The French Chic Formula for Everyday Style a la Emmanuelle Alt. I'll Have What She's Having: Off-handed, easy, wearable Parisian style. Emmanuelle Alt Makes Cool French Chic Look So Easy, so can you!Style is a lot like cooking.If you start out with poor ingredients, no matter how many spices you add, the dish doesn't work… well, at best, it could be just passable.But if there are a few very special ingredients, the result can be superb!I've been observing the very…

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  • Once a Pop Up Pavilion for Chanel, Architect Zaha Hadid’s Work Is Displayed in Paris

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    In the courtyard of the Institut du Monde Arabe, in the Latin Quarter at the start of Blvd. St. Germain, is a shiny, curvaceous white structure resembling a spaceship. It's the mobile art pavilion designed by Zaha Hadid and features a retrospective of the last 30 years of her cutting-edge architecture.Hadid originally designed the structure for Chanel in 2008 as a traveling art exhibition showcasing artists designing special edition handbags for Chanel and toured Hong Kong,Tokyo, and New York before…

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  • Get Some Style Inspiration From Paris Flea Market Finds

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    Ordinary rummage sale? I think not! Ordinary rummage sale? I think not!Leave it to the Parisians to cleverly style the way they present their vintage wares at the Paris Flea Market. It’#39;s one of my favorite places to visit in Paris, even if only for some interesting inspiration.If you find some large items, like the perfect chandelier or chaise lounge, most venders are pretty savvy to help you ship them back to the states… for a price, of course. Luckily…

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  • Best of Resort 2012: The Usual Suspects

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    Runway Review: Prada, Celine, Chloe… yup, you guessed it!As usual, our favorite collections from the Resort 2012 presentations come from the ladies we always look to for inspiration galore.Here's a look at what's amping our shopping lists and making us think our wardrobes over.Don't forget to put some key accessories trends on your radar too… like Prada ladylike pointy pumps, a soft and easy beret, crisp clutch,and a modern take on an ascot. –N.H.>> MORE: Fashion Shows and Runway ReviewsPrada

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  • Best of Haute Couture Fall 2011- Givenchy and Valentino

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    A girl's gotta dream….so here's some inspiration…For the very limited few who actually can afford to buy Haute Couture and for the actresses who gladly wear it on the red carpet, couture is a luxury that few will ever be able to feel on their bodies. So when given the opportunity to indulge in one of fashion's greatest fantasies, it may as well be gorgeous! Some faves… – SH>> MORE: Fashion Shows and Runway ReviewsAs the roster of Haute Couture…

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  • Men’s Style- Best of Men’s Paris Lanvin, Dries Van Noten, Carven Collections for Spring Summer 2012

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    Runway Review: An edited look at cutting edge Paris men's fashion shows. Men's Style- Best of Men's Paris Lanvin, Dries Van Noten, Carven Collections for Spring Summer 2012. Khaki pants and polo shirt guys need not apply.There's a bounty of fashion-forward styles for guys who are not afraid to go the extra style mile.>> MORE: Fashion Shows and Runway ReviewsWhile the styling may be a bit risky for the everyday man, there certainly are some very clean and modern pieces…

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  • Another Must-See Costume Exhibition- Madame Gres Exhibit at Mus

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    That Grecian draped dress that you love was probably inspired by Mme. Gres! Most eyes may be on the Alexander McQueen retrospective in New York, but don't miss this exhibition from one of the masters in fabric draping.If I could only have just one vintage couture piece, something from Madame Gres would be on my wish list. The extraordinary and timeless designs of this French couturier are on exhibition in Paris. Richard Nahem takes us there. –S.H.Madame Gres was one…

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  • Mugler

    Lady Gaga walks the Mugler runway for Paris Fashion Week fall / winter 2011.

    Lady Gaga walks the Mugler runway for Paris fashion Week fall / winter 2011.

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  • Mackage

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    Mackage Fashion Show Photos Fall 2011 – Mercedes Benz Fashion Week New York. Always well-tailored with a body hugging fit, the Mackage Fall 2011 collection holds this true to form. I have always been a huge fan of their outerwear and their impeccably fitting pants, this collection I will add a nod in the direction of the overall RTW look.

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