October 2014

A different perspective on Paris with Better Travel Photos

Posted by Alexandra in Hidden Gems

Born and raised in Paris, I rarely took pictures of my surroundings: Paris was the place I was going to school and work – period. Although this was involving walking in Hemingway’s footsteps in rue Notre-Dame des Champs or Simone de Beauvoir’s in St Germain des Pres, it was my daily commute routine – yes there is such a thing as daily commute routine even in…

Niki de Saint Phalle & the Nana Power

Posted by Alexandra in Art, Temporary Events

I knew very little about her. For the longest time she was just the artist behind the Stravinsky fountain near Le Centre Pompidou Until I saw the retrospective organized by le Grand Palais in Paris this Fall. It was then that I realized what a remarkable woman and a major 20th century artist she had been. Born in 1930 in a conservative French-American family, she first…