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La Côte d’Azur, the Mediterranean coastline of the southwest corner of France, attracted the artistic painters, Renoir, Matisse and Picasso, who appreciated it for its climate, bright colors and clear light. A popular celebrity playground and tourist area surrounding Monaco, we ask: Who’s that splashing in the Mediterranean?

French Lessons: Take it to the Riviera

Christian Louboutin flat sandals
$450 – christianlouboutin.com

Miu Miu straw tote
$1,195 – net-a-porter.com

Chain necklace
$1,610 – stylebop.com

Clip on earrings
£111 – farfetch.com

Lanvin brimmed hat
$1,725 – kirnazabete.com

Yves Saint Laurent acetate sunglasses
$325 – net-a-porter.com

Yves Saint Laurent mascara
$30 – bloomingdales.com

Hermes perfume
$90 – neimanmarcus.com

Beach Hermès Indianpink
$550 – usa.hermes.com

You may also enjoy A Woman’s Paris™ blog, French indulgence: a perfume of one’s own, by Barbara Redmond about her experience in the atelier of Master Perfumer Isabelle Burdel, Salon Privé, Cannes, France.

French Impressions: an interview with Master Perfumer Isabelle Burdel, Salon Privé, Cannes, France. Isabelle has offered her rare expertise, making the very complex and marvelous alchemy of perfumes available to private individuals.

French soap – savon de Marseille, by Lauren Ernt, who stumbled upon La Licorne, a storefront soap factory in the heart of Marseille, one of the last authentic manufacturers of the famous savon de Marseille, a soap renowned for its purity and restorative properties.

How to find a (suitable) place in Paris, and other miscellaneous information, by Bénédicte Mahé. Frenchwoman from Brittany who is in her mastère-spécialisé final trimester doing an internship in Paris, shares with students how to find a place in Paris.

Ballet Flats in Paris: And God Made Repetto, by Barbara Redmond who writes about the ballet flat Brigitte Bardot, a classically trained ballerina, asked Rose Repetto to fashion for her which made Bardot and Repetto and overnight success.

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Give a gift that’s Paris – Apple iPhone, iTouch and iPad cases. Eiffel Tower, Tuileries Gardens, Avenue Montaigne, Crêpes Suzette, Palais 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.
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