Month: September 2013

Chanel… A name. A brand. An iconic logo. Chanel… The little black dress. The tweed jacket. The fragrance.   In her private suite at the Ritz Hotel, Paris Arriving at “the office,” 31 rue Cambon, Paris. Chanel… Behind the legend, a woman. Gabrielle Chanel. Coco. Mademoiselle. Ambitious, opportunistic, strong-headed and outspoken. Mysterious, complex, rebellious, fiercely independent.    Chanel……

This week, Junior and his friends returned to school. C’est la rentrée, as the French say. A few days ago, I was watching the French news on TV5. “Le Journal” is a dinnertime tradition in many French households. For me, it is a daily ritual that enables me to keep my finger on the pulse of…