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Touring the Museum of Montmartre and Renoir Gardens in Paris

A few weeks ago we decided to take a stroll through Montmartre and stumbled upon the Museum of Montmartre and the Renoir Gardens (Musée de Montmartre et Jardins Renoir). Persuaded by the wine tasting on offer after touring the museum, we decided to check it out.

Posted: Nov 07, 2014 | Tagged: Montmartre, Museum, Paris

Paris 1900 The City of Fashion, Luxury and Night Entertainment

A couple of days ago I took the opportunity to visit the ongoing exhibition at the Petit Palais Musée des Beaux-Arts in Paris titled, Paris 1900, The City of Entertainment, and described as "an invitation to the public to relive the splendour of the French capital at the time when the Paris Exposition Universelle was heralding the arrival of the 20th century". It runs until August 17th. Overall it was an excellent exhibition with some 600 beautiful works on display including a rich array of original vintage posters by some of the great artists of the day. 

Posted: May 15, 2014 | Tagged: Art Nouveau, Expo 1900, Fashion, France, Luxury, Paris

Paris' Iconic Galeries Lafayette through Vintage Photos, Posters and Ads

 Les Galeries Lafayette Print from 1912

I recently acquired a beautiful original 1923 Art Déco poster advertising the iconic Parisian department store, Galeries Lafayette. It features a high-heeled elegant lady sitting literarily on top of the world bragging about the store's successes using flowing ribbons (you can check out the further below). This has inspired me to take a look at the spectacular history of the store and see what other interesting advertisements, posters and other graphics I could dig up.

Posted: Feb 24, 2014 | Tagged: Architecture, Fashion, Galeries Lafayette, Paris, Shopping