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Canal Plus Unmasks France’s Belle Epoque in the Studiocanal-Sold ‘Paris Police 1900’

Was France’s Belle Epoque really so belle? A high-end, crafted slice of 1899 Parisian Noir unspooling as the capital seethes with anti-Semitism, violence, riots, conspiracy and the customary women’s subjugation of the age, Canal Plus Création Originale “Paris Police 1900” offers a different take to painter Pierre-Auguste Renoir. The past, moreover, is no foreign country. […]
Tags: News, France, Global, Paris, Markets & Festivals, Studiocanal, Belle Epoque, Natpe, Pierre Auguste Renoir, Canal Plus Création Originale

How the Bicycle Helped Usher in the Women’s Rights Movement (Circa 1890) The early history of the bicycle did not promise great things—or anything, really—for women at the dawn of the 19th century. A two-wheeled bicycle-like invention, for example, built in 1820, “was more like an agricultural implement in construction than a bicycle,” one bicycle history notes. Made of wood, the “hobby horses” and velocipedes of cycling’s first decades rolled on iron wheels. Their near-total lack of suspension led to the epithet “b...
Tags: Google, New York, Congress, College, France, San Francisco, History, Atlantic, Ohio, Vox, Belle Epoque, Facebook Twitter, Adrienne LaFrance, Josh Jones, Susan B Anthony, London Paris

How the Bicycle Accelerated the Women’s Rights Movement (Circa 1890) The early history of the bicycle did not promise great things—or anything, really—for women at the dawn of the 19th century. A two-wheeled bicycle-like invention, for example, built in 1820, “was more like an agricultural implement in construction than a bicycle,” one bicycle history notes. Made of wood, the “hobby horses” and velocipedes of cycling’s first decades rolled on iron wheels. Their near-total lack of suspension led to the epithet “b...
Tags: Google, New York, Congress, College, France, San Francisco, History, Atlantic, Ohio, Vox, Belle Epoque, Facebook Twitter, Adrienne LaFrance, Josh Jones, Susan B Anthony, London Paris

Maverick French designer Pierre Cardin dies at 98

PARIS — Pierre Cardin, the French designer whose famous name embossed everything from wristwatches to bedsheets after his iconic Space Age styles shot him into the fashion stratosphere in the 1960s, has died, the French Academy of Fine Arts said Tuesday. He was 98. A licensing maverick, Cardin’s name went on thousands of products and in the brand’s heyday in the 1970s and ’80s, while goods bearing his fancy cursive signature were sold at some 100,000 outlets worldwide. That number dwindled drama...
Tags: Asia, Japan, News, France, China, Spain, Sport, Soccer, Obituaries, Paris, Obituary, John Le Carre, Wall Street Journal, Hall of Fame, Jean Cocteau, Belle Epoque

In 1896, a French Cartoonist Predicted Our Socially-Distanced Zoom Holiday Gatherings

Imagine that, this time last year, you’d heard that your family’s holiday gatherings in 2020 would happen on the internet. Even if you believed such a future would one day come, would you have credited for a moment that kind of imminence? Yet our videoconference toasts this season were predicted — even rendered in clear and reasonably accurate detail — more than 120 years ago. “My wife is visiting her aunt in Budapest, my older daughter is studying dentistry in Melbourne, my younger daughter i...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Technology, College, History, Budapest, Magazines, Paris, Melbourne, Seoul, Belle Epoque, Thomas Edison, Facebook Twitter, Jules Verne, Batavia, Alexander Graham Bell


So many I hardly know where to start but I'll start with looking forward... I've been thinking ahead to next spring as a real antidote to the winter I knew we'd be having, and so I have planted up lots of bulbs in pots. Tulips, this year Angelique and Victoria's Secret  (Belle Epoque sold out very early) and a huge half barrel (a present from the Gamekeeper) planted up with several varieties of narcissus for spring cheer and colour. I keep thinking how hearts will lift en masse when we get thro...
Tags: Books, 2020, Victoria, Joni Mitchell, Belle Epoque, Nicky, Angelique, Joni, Dovegreyreader, Pleasings, Secret Belle Epoque, Jenny Matucana

Architectural Details of the 16th Arrondissement in Black and White

I schlepped to the 16th arrondissement- two metros, one with a long walk in between trains, and a ten-minute walk after- for a business meeting, and soon realized I got the appointment date wrong. I was all dressed up- I wore dress pants and a blazer for the first time in at least six months- with nowhere to go. As I walked back to the La Muette metro station, I passed some amazing apartment buildings with stunning architectural details on the facades – stone flowers, elephant heads, male and...
Tags: Travel, France, Architecture, Paris, John, Belle Epoque, John Baxter, Richard Nahem, Gérard Mulot, Paris Montmartre Saint Germain des Pres, Montmartre John

The Grand Colbert

The Grand Colbert became very famous with tourist a few years back when a scene from Something’s Got To Give with Diane Keaton was filmed there featuring their famous roast chicken. Some friends were in Paris and wanted to try it, so we joined them. Here it is! The Belle Epoque interior. The onion soup was good, the snails weren’t. Here’s the famous chicken. Our friends seemed to like it. I had this beef dish which was incredibly tender. Overall, I guess I would...
Tags: Travel, Photos, Paris, Eating, Colbert, Brasserie, Belle Epoque, Diane Keaton, Roast Chicken, Food Review, Le Grand Colbert

Underrated arrondissements in Paris

Paris is made up of 20 distinct neighborhoods, or arrondissements, each with its own personality and charm. Many of the central arrondissements are famous among tourists for their monuments and museums but outside the highly trafficked, often touristy arrondissements there is a side of Paris that is completely underestimated. For those seeking a more local look at the French capital, these seven arrondissements are worth exploring. 10th Arrondissement Photo: Felix Lipov/Shutterstock The 1...
Tags: Travel, New York City, Paris, Bastille, Montmartre, Seine, Belle Epoque, All, Metro, Marcel Proust, Belleville, Louis, Jim Morrison, Paris Opera, Galeries Lafayette, Republique

Julian Barnes, Playing Against Character, Writes About a Character of Action and Appetite

“The Man in the Red Coat” revisits the scandals, art and fashions of the Belle Époque through the life of a charismatic doctor.
Tags: News, Belle Epoque, Julian Barnes, Barnes, Julian, Books and Literature, The Man in the Red Coat (Book

Film Factory Boards Fernando Trueba’s ‘Forgotten We’ll Be’ (EXCLUSIVE)

MADRID — Swooping on one of the buzzed-up high-profile Spanish-language titles at Ventana Sur, Film Factory Entertainment has acquired world sales rights to “El Olvido Que Seremos” (“Forgotten We’ll Be”), starring Javier Cámara (“Talk to Her”) and directed by Academy Award winning writer-director Fernando Trueba (“Belle Epoque”). Produced by Dago García Producciones for Caracol TV, […]
Tags: News, Global, Madrid, Belle Epoque, Caracol Tv, Film Factory Entertainment, Fernando Trueba, Javier Camara, Ventana Sur Film Factory Entertainment, Dago García Producciones

Paris Collection by The Water Monopoly

The Paris Collection by The Water Monopoly is a range of bathroom furniture and accessories that captures the elegance of the classical lines that define the country’s Belle Epoque period. Highlights of the collection include three styles of bathtubs, six styles of sinks, three styles of toilets, and a bidet, plus a range of complementary accessories that include a mounted soap dish, extendable shaving mirror, a robe hook, and a towel ring. The ornately designed bathroom acce...
Tags: Books, Paris, Bath, Bathroom, Belle Epoque, Bathroom Fittings, Kitchen and Bath, Bathroom Furniture, The Water Monopoly

Short stay: Lausanne Palace, Lausanne, Switzerland

Built over a century ago, in 1915, the historic 140-room Lausanne Palace is a 5-star hotel in the Olympic city of Lausanne. A member of Swiss Deluxe Hotels and Leading Hotels of the World, this Belle Epoque hotel faces out towards the city at the front and enjoys Alpine vistas across Lake Geneva (which goes […] The post Short stay: Lausanne Palace, Lausanne, Switzerland appeared first on A Luxury Travel Blog.
Tags: Travel, Europe, Featured, Hotels, Restaurants, Bars, Accommodation, Switzerland, Food And Drink, Family Travel, Belle Epoque, Regions, Going Out, Speciality Travel, Western Europe, Travel Miscellany

Paris, New York & Havana Come to Life in Colorized Films Shot Between 1890 and 1931

Cities have long provided a rich environment for photography, at least to photographers not interested exclusively in nature. But only with the advent of the motion picture camera did the subject of cities find a photographic form that truly suited it. Hence the popularity in the 1920s of "city symphony" films, each of which sought to capture and present the real life of a different bustling industrial metropolis. But while city symphonies certainly hold up as works of art, they do make ...
Tags: Google, Facebook, London, Film, College, Berlin, New York City, History, United States, Paris, Broadway, Tokyo, Eiffel Tower, Cuba, Seoul, Notre Dame

Viard’s first show as Lagerfeld successor marks new era for Chanel

After 30 years at the highest level of fashion, Virginie Viard makes debut as solo designer“Complacency,” designer Karl Lagerfeld once said, “is the beginning of the end.” Three months after his death, this spirit lives on at Chanel. The house has sprung out of mourning and back into action, transforming the Grand Palais in Paris into a Belle Époque railway station for the first collection by Lagerfeld’s successor, Virginie Viard. Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Fashion, France, Life and style, World news, Paris, Karl Lagerfeld, Chanel, Belle Epoque, Lagerfeld, Grand Palais, Viard, Virginie Viard

Charles Pétillon pétille avec Perrier-Jouët

À l’occasion de la 5e édition du festival « Bonjour France » organisé à l’ambassade de France à Tokyo en ce début Avril, l’artiste photographe nordiste Charles Pétillon réalise en collaboration avec la maison de champagne Perrier-Jouët 2 installations artistiques: une à Épernay et l’autre à Tokyo, avec comme fils conducteur l’art de vivre à la française. L’artiste, dont la marque de fabrique consiste à réaliser des installations éphémères de ballons en latex blanc qui sont ensuite immortalisées ...
Tags: Art, Books, Design, France, Tokyo, Charles Petillon, Belle Epoque, Perrier Jouët, Avril, Fresh Actus, Japon, Epernay, Maison Belle Époque, Emile Gallé, La Maison Belle Epoque, Ritsue Mishima a week when I think we'll need them.

Thank you for all those wonderful comments on my last scribble and doesn't the world work in such mysterious ways...that I had written and pre-scheduled those thoughts on Skybound and South Island on the very day that the world's heart and mind was taken there as of one, in solidarity with New Zealand and Christchurch. My feeling and real hope, and I have to be optimistic in the face of such carnage, is that perhaps this might just be a turning point. Jacinda Ardern, the New Zealand Prime Minist...
Tags: Books, UK, Rome, New Zealand, Luna, Pompeii, Belle Epoque, South Island, Country Life, Gareth, Robert Harris, Sansom, Cott, Dovegreyreader, Wilhemina, Jacinda Ardern

Have you heard of René Blum?

Happy Hanukkah from OUP! This year we’re celebrating with a series of eight books celebrating Jewish history and culture over the eight nights of Hanukkah. As your menorah candles burn bright, take this opportunity to honour both the endurance of the Maccabees and the Jewish people.In this blog post, Judith Chazin-Bennahum, author of René Blum and The Ballets Russes: In Search of a Lost Life, provides an insight into the incredible life of René Blum.Well? Have you? If not, it’s probably because ...
Tags: Books, Featured, France, Dance, United States, Paris, Ballet, Biography, Belle Epoque, Leon, Auschwitz, Marcel Proust, Monte Carlo, Amiens, Blum, Balanchine

‘Moulin Rouge!’ Opening on Broadway in Summer 2019

The Belle Epoque is coming to Broadway. “Moulin Rouge! The Musical,” the stage version of the beloved film, is hitting the Great White Way treatment next summer. Previews will begin June 28, 2019 on Broadway prior to a July 25 opening night. The transfer has been in the works for some time. A theatrical reimagining […]
Tags: News, Broadway, Belle Epoque, Moulin Rouge, Broadway Moulin Rouge

August Amazon First Reads

Amazon’s is now called Amazon First Reads. In addition to letting members pick one of the selected books for free (to keep), Prime members can now purchase the hardcover edition of these books for $9.99 or less and there are free Short Stories and Kindle Singles, as well, for those with Kindle Unlimited. The new picks for this month’s have been available long enough that we can now look at the reviews before making a selection. If you are an Member, you can pick any one of these books for ...
Tags: Amazon, Books, Science Fiction, New York, Featured, India, Vienna, Kindle Books, Kate, Anna, James, Belle Epoque, Historical Fiction, Marcus, Vancouver British Columbia, Laurel


I’ve never been inside of Maxim’s. Passing it so many times since I moved here, I’ve conjured up elaborate stories about the fabled restaurant, perhaps the most famous in the world. I imagined at the turn of the century the best-dressed women in Paris wearing extravagant ball gowns topped with decadent hats sitting on the red velvet banquets, discreetly taking out ivory fans from their jeweled evening purses, to fan themselves from the heat. Men would be wearing dapper evening suits and to...
Tags: Travel, Architecture, Paris, Brigitte Bardot, Belle Epoque, Maxim, Richard Nahem, Montmartre St Germain, Restaurants/Food/Drink, Lisbonne, Diane Pernet, Portugal Click, rue Royale 75008 Metro

Hotel de Nice photo essay: A cheapo classic in Paris

For years, Hôtel de Nice has topped EuroCheapo’s list as one of the more beautiful and charming, while still affordable, places to stay in Paris. With rates between €80-280, gorgeously kitsch interiors and a central location in the Marais, this place is hard to beat. Walking into the hotel through the turquoise blue doors, you may feel like you’re entering a carefully designed chateau in Provence, circa 1850. To capture the charm and magic of the experience of staying at the hotel, we’ve put tog...
Tags: Travel, Paris, Photo Essay, Provence, Paris Hotels, Belle Epoque, Dailycheapo, Marais, rue de Rivoli, Paris Hotel Advice, Hotel de Nice, Le Petit Journal, Hotel de Nice Paris, Paris Hotel de Nice Paris, Bis Rue de Rivoli, Kaitlin Davella

Reportage : Rotterdam City Trip Inspiration, les coulisses de Leroy Merlin

Dernière semaine de Mars, Leroy Merlin a invité BED à découvrir les coulisses de ses créations à travers un City Trip Inspiration. En effet, à l’occasion de la sortie de la collection inédite Rotterdam, une édition limitée de 9 carreaux de ciment pensés et dessinés par Lauriane Beaunier, nous avons été plongé au coeur de cette ville, source d’inspiration et de développement conceptuel. Présent dans 12 pays à travers le monde, Leroy Merlin a pour but « d’aider chaque habitant à rêver sa maison ...
Tags: Books, Design, France, Inspiration, Architecture, Vintage, Edition, Cuisine, Concept, Belle Epoque, Rotterdam, Hollande, Creation, Fitzgerald, SOL, Maison


Firstly Mothering Sunday good wishes to one and all. I can hardly expect a lie-in, or to be waited on hand-and-foot because to be honest I've benefited from an excess of that lately, so after several weeks of Plague with add-on Pestilence and supplementary Arctic experience, I think it is high time we had some Pleasings don’t you. If anyone else has been struck down I really hope you are feeling better too and have some Pleasings to report, and if you haven’t been afflicted then trust me, that i...
Tags: Books, Australia, New Zealand, Christchurch, Botanic Gardens, Belle Epoque, Susan, Susan Hill, Bloomsbury, Dovegreyreader, Pleasings, Mrs Hancock, Simon Seraillier, Peter Nyssen, Alec Forshaw, Eduard Penkala

Sundance: Lionsgate Nabs U.K. Rights for ‘Colette’ (EXCLUSIVE)

Lionsgate has nabbed U.K. rights to “Colette” out of the Sundance Film Festival. The studio is planning a theatrical release for the historical biopic, which features Keira Knightley in the title role as the legendary French writer. The film follow Colette as she emerges as the toast of Belle Epoque society with her sexually charged […]
Tags: News, Keira Knightley, Lionsgate, Markets & Festivals, Sundance film festival, Belle Epoque, Colette, Lionsgate Nabs U K Rights for ` Colette

Bourgeois Opulence Meets Crisp Modernism In A Renovated Parisian Apartment by Diego Delgado-Elias

Filtering the grandeur and opulence of Belle Époque through a sobering, contemporary lens, Paris-based, Peruvian architect Diego Delgado-Elias’ newly refurbished Parisian apartment is a poetic union of 19th century decorative flourishes and an urban aesthetic of vintage elegance and minimalist functionality.
Tags: Art, Paris, Belle Epoque, Diego Delgado Elias

Uncovering a Gilded Past on a Philadelphia Architecture Tour

In 1876, John Wanamaker opened his famous department store on Market Street, the first of its kind in the U.S. Among other innovations he created both the price tag and the concept of returning items. Jay Gould was an important railroad developer and owned a controlling interest in some of the country’s most important industries. Anthony Drexel was a banker and financier. The Van Rensselaer’s were an old and important family, one of the wealthiest in the city. The Cassatt family made their mill...
Tags: Travel, Europe, UK, Washington, France, US, America, Beijing, United States, Philadelphia, Mark Twain, North Carolina, Bangkok, Destinations, Belle Epoque, Rockefeller

The 2018 Grammy Nominations Have Dropped — See The Full List!

Can you believe it's almost time for the Grammys?? On Tuesday, The Recording Academy finally announced their full list of noms, and now we can finally see who will be up for Album of the Year, Song of the Year, Record of the Year, and Best New Artist. So, who did get nominated for 2018?? Current frontrunners include JAY-Z, Kendrick Lamar, and Bruno Mars. Ch-ch-check out the FULL nominations list (below)! Record of the Year "Redbone" — Childish Gambino "Despacito" — Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee Fe...

Extreme Luxury in Gstaad Switzerland

Sitting in the first class carriage of the Belle Époque train as it winds its way up from Lake Geneva and into the mountains feels like being on the film set of the Grand Hotel Budapest – slightly surreal, a little bizarre but all together a thoroughly pleasant experience. Drinks were served and we were treated to one of the most magnificent views of the Alps as the train gained height and travelled deep into Switzerland. Gstaad isn’t the easiest ski resort to get to in the Alps, but perhaps th...
Tags: Law, Sport, Luxury, Skiing, Switzerland, Alps, Michelin, Hermès, Slayer, Chesterfield, Belle Epoque, Eton, Leonard, Nicholas, Lake Geneva, Gstaad

BOOK EXCERPT: A Taste of Paris by David Downie

A TASTE OF PARIS: A History of the Parisian Love Affair with Food is author David Downie's latest book about Paris that answers the question: what is it about the history of Paris that has made it a food lover’s paradise? The publisher's description of the book says "Following the contours of history and the geography of the city, Downie sweeps readers on an insider’s gourmet walking tour of Paris and its neighborhoods taking us through Roman butcher shops, classic Belle Epoque bistros servi...
Tags: Travel, France, Author, Rome, Paris, Italy, Alain Ducasse, Vatican, Holland, Gourmet, Venus, Mediterranean, Bologna, Belle Epoque, Marais, Marie Antoinette