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Paris is beautiful in the rain. Passing the time at a sidewalk café waiting for the rain storm to subside is a perfect excuse for going solo. Or open your umbrella and stroll through the Jardin des Tuileries or Jardin du Luxembourg and soak up the ambience of Paris when it drizzles and few others are around.

French Lessons: Paris is beautiful in the rain

Lanvin trench coat
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Longchamp leather bag
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Handcrafted jewelry
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Rose quartz earrings
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£136 – farfetch.com

Alexander McQueen folding umbrella
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Hermes scarve
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CÉLINE square sunglasses
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CÉLINE round sunglasses
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Guerlain lip gloss
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Hermes perfume
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Les Nereides Clous abeilles Jaune
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You may also enjoy A Woman’s Paris™ blog, The Child Madeline, by Natalie Ehalt-Bove. Natalie shares her love of Madeline, who brings a deserved respect for girls and children worldwide. Excerpts from Mad About Madeline: The Complete Tales, by Ludwig Bemelmans

Or, French Impressions: an interview with Alice Kaplan, author and professor of French at Yale University. Ms. Kaplan shares her new book, Dreaming in French: The Paris Years of Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy, Susan Sontag, and Angela Davis, on the process of transformation. By entering into the lives of three important American women who studied  in France, we learn how their year in France changed them, and how they changed the world because of it. 

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Give a gift that’s Paris – Apple iPhone, iTouch and iPad cases. Eiffel TowerTuileries GardensAvenue MontaigneCrêpes SuzettePalais Royal, and Woman on a Bicycle: six watercolor paintings of Parisian scenes by Barbara Redmond. Worldwide currencies and shipping.

Fine art paintings of Paris

Fine art prints of paintings by Barbara Redmond of famous streets and places and gardens of Paris. Printed on archival 100% cotton paper, each print is signed and dated. Or email Barbara at barbara@awomansparis.com. Free shipping in the continental U.S.A.

Text copyright ©2012 Barbara Redmond. All rights reserved.
Illustration copyright ©2012 Barbara Redmond. All rights reserved.