Tag: French popular culture

What to do in Paris at night? Just about anything you can think of. The Opera, the movies (look for movies in “V.O.,” presented in their original language with French subtitles,) a stroll by the Seine river or in the atmospheric streets of the Latin Quarter, a cruise on the Seine river, a delicious meal…

Next best thing to being in Paris? Watching movies set in Paris. Reading books about Paris. Listening to other people’s stories about Paris. Or, if all else fails, listening to favorite French songs about Paris on Youtube. This list is not exhaustive. There are many contenders! The City of Light has inspired artists depuis toujours (forever.)…

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……