Jonglez Secret New York

The Secret of Travel Success

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I am a serious fan of the JonGlez Publishing Secret guides, which are written by local experts for local inhabitants of cities and curious travelers alike, which I believe help anyone achieve travel success, especially if they love going off the beaten path. The places they feature in these beautifully crafted books filled with fabulous […]

Downtown Galerie Leffanour at Salon NY Fair 2014 with Perriand

Passing Time with Design Royalty

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It isn’t often you can spend an afternoon with the crown jewels of modernism but this was my pleasant fate when I attended the press preview for The Salon: Art + Design at the Park Avenue Armory last Thursday. I strolled along aisles flanked with works by Charlotte Perriand, Jean Royère, Jean Prouvé, Le Corbusier, […]

The characters in the film Carnage

Carnage (or One Cranky Afternoon in Brooklyn!)

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Certain movies make you think, some more ponderingly than others. When I saw the film Carnage, the first thought to come to mind was how happy I was to be removed from that Brooklyn living room (which was actually a locale in Paris, France). The four characters, who were brilliantly conceived and acted, would have received […]

Patrick Jouin's Optic for Kartell.

Patrick Jouin at Centre Pompidou

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When I strolled into Paris’ Centre Pompidou to walk through Patrick Jouin’s exhibition with the talented designer, I had no idea what to expect. The slim, handsome man was standing with a group of professionals, his dapper clothes contrasting the motorcycle helmet casually slung over his forearm. This pretty much summed up the paradox I […]