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Palais Royal & Louvre Photos-Series 2

Here’s series two of the Palais Royal and Louvre Photos I shot last Sunday. Click here to view series one if you didn’t see them the other day.   I want to thank everyone who watched my Live Facebook-Emily in Paris event yesterday,  Hope  you enjoyed it.  If you missed it, CLICK HERE to watch the  video. I received many positive comments about the black and white photo  just below. I want to let you know that this photo is for sale and print can be made and sent to you . Belo...
Tags: Travel, Outdoors, Architecture, Paris, Gardens, Parks, Palais Royal, Museums/Galleries/Exhibits, Richard Nahem, U S Mail, Facebook Emily


Palais Royal & Louvre Photos-Series 1

It was a rare, clear and sunny day on Sunday, and while I was at the Palais Royal preparing for my Facebook Live Emily in Paris event this Wednesday, the late afternoon sun, light, and shadows was glorious. I hadn’t been taking much in the way of photos since Christmas, so it felt good to finally give my camera a workout. After I left the Palais Royal, I walked down rue de Rivoli facing the Louvre and there were some interesting reflections in the windows. I walked further down heading toward...
Tags: Travel, Outdoors, France, Architecture, Paris, Gardens, Parks, Louvre, Hôtel De Ville, Emily, La Samaritaine, Palais Royal, Museums/Galleries/Exhibits, Richard Nahem, rue de Rivoli, Facebook Live Emily


Literal Street Art – Musée D’Art Moderne de Paris

Last October, when there was a short break in between lockdowns, almost all the museums in Paris had reopened.   I rushed to Chanel exhibit at the Palais Galliera, and after, I crossed the street to see the Sarah Moon photo exhibit at the Musée d’Art Moderne de Paris.   It was a rainy day and as I exited the museum, the large plaza of marble stones in various colors and shapes were shiny from the rain. Something about them caught my eye, perhaps the glistening surfaces and textures of...
Tags: Travel, France, Architecture, Paris, Chanel, Emily, Palais Galliera, Museums/Galleries/Exhibits, Richard Nahem, Sarah Moon, Pierre Soulages, Musée D'Art Moderne de Paris


Tribute To Pierre Cardin

Designer Pierre Cardin died at 98 years old last week, still working until the end of his life. In a tribute to the late, great Cardin, today is a repost of a blog I wrote in 2015 about the Pierre Cardin Museum in the Marais and also of the Paris premiere of the wonderful documentary House of Cardin, which I attended last September. Pierre Cardin, one of the most prolific fashion designers of the 20th century and the first designer to mass market his name and products, is still going stron...
Tags: Travel, Amazon, France, China, Russia, Events, Paris, Venice, Vincent, Marais, Dionne Warwick, Emily, Bernard Henri Lévy, Jean Paul Belmondo, Pierre Cardin, Cardin


Gabrielle Chanel. Fashion Manifesto Exhibition

The Palais Galliera, the fashion museum of Paris, was unfortunately closed for two years for an expansion of its space. It was just reopened last Friday, in tandem with Paris Fashion Week, with a bang of a new show, Gabrielle Chanel. Fashion Manifesto Exhibition. The believe it or not, first retrospective of Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel, shows over 350 pieces, which are mostly chronologically displayed in this extensive exhibition that takes over the entire museum, including the newly christened l...
Tags: Travel, Fashion, Nazis, Paris, Switzerland, Karl Lagerfeld, Chanel, Biarritz, Paris Fashion Week, Gabrielle, Coco Chanel, Deauville, Rue Cambon, Gabrielle Chanel, Museums/Galleries/Exhibits, Richard Nahem


Rodin In His Garden At Musée Rodin

Dear Subscribers, Sorry about the error yesterday, when you received the blog Rodin In His Garden At Musée Rodin and it was about Panier de Sens. Here's the correct article for the Rodin In His Garden At Musée Rodin. Enjoy!  I can’t remember the last time I visited the Rodin Museum, so when I read there was a new exhibition, I returned. It was late morning on Saturday, when I visited. Once there, I forgot how beautiful and serene it was, an oasis of calm and order.   Rodin In His Garde...
Tags: Travel, Outdoors, Facebook, Instagram, France, Paris, John, Calais, Gardens, Parks, Rodin, Musee Rodin, Maison Objet, Victor Hugo, John Baxter, Rodin Museum


#ProtegeTonSoignant- Protect Your Caregiver

Last Friday, I was walking on Place de la Bastille and noticed a series of black and white face photos plastered on the outside of the Bastille Opera. Upon closer inspection it looked like another installation from French street artist and photographer, JR.   When I came home, I googled Bastille Opera photo exhibit and discovered something interesting. I was partially correct in assuming it was the work of JR. The project is named #ProtegeTonSoignant- Protect Your Caregiver, and it involv...
Tags: Travel, Outdoors, France, Events, Paris, John, Gardens, Parks, John Baxter, Mayotte, France Corsica, Museums/Galleries/Exhibits, Richard Nahem, Gérard Mulot, Bastille Opera, Paris Montmartre Saint Germain des Pres


Louise Hindsgavl Sculptures & Julien Comte-Gaz Photos at Galerie NEC

Galerie NEC is the gallery in the Marais that represents my partner Vincent, and he has had five successful exhibitions with them since 2006.   They actually have two galleries, the original gallery on rue Vieille du Temple, and their second space around the corner, across from the Picasso Museum.   I passed by both galleries last week to say “hello” to the owners Alain Chiglien and Roger Nilsson, who I hadn’t see since the lockdown. They were happy to be up and running again and I very m...
Tags: Travel, Vincent, Picasso Museum, Museums/Galleries/Exhibits, Richard Nahem, rue Vieille du Temple, Galerie NEC, Louise Hindsgavl Sculptures, Julien Comte Gaz Photos, Alain Chiglien, Roger Nilsson, rue Veille du Temple, Louise Hindsgavl, Hindsgavl, Julien Comte Gaz


Betty Catroux/Yves Saint Laurent- Feminine Singular

Before I get to my post today, I want to thank everyone who sent messages by email and on Facebook about how the Coronavirus is affecting me and the city. I am feeling fine and healthy for the moment, and staying at home as much as possible. As far as Paris, all non-essential stores are closed except food shops (luckily the foie gras shop is open next door), pharmacies, banks, and for some bizarre reason, tabacs. As soon as tomorrow, there could possibly more drastic restrictions much like It...
Tags: Travel, Amazon, Facebook, Fashion, Paris, Italy, Alan Cumming, Chanel, Rio, Vincent, Louie, Laurent, Yves Saint Laurent, N Y Times, Museums/Galleries/Exhibits, Richard Nahem


Betty Cartoux/Yves Saint Laurent- Feminine Singular

After meeting in a chic night club in Paris in 1971, they became inseparable BFF’s for over 30 years. So goes the story of Yves Saint Laurent’s obsessive relationship with Betty Cartoux.   She was his model, muse, confidante, travel companion, sometime savior, and much more.   The latest exhibition at the YSL Museum , documents the relationship between Yves Saint Laurent and Betty Cartoux with clothes, photos, memorabilia, and videos.   Betty Catroux was born in Rio in 1945 and arriv...
Tags: Travel, Amazon, Fashion, Paris, Alan Cumming, Chanel, Rio, Vincent, Louie, Laurent, Yves Saint Laurent, N Y Times, Museums/Galleries/Exhibits, Richard Nahem, YSL, Anthony Vaccarello


Harper’s Bazaar: First in Fashion

It’s been while since there’s been a fashion exhibit at Musee des Decratifs, and the reason why, is that the fashion gallery was being renovated.   The reopening of the gallery is something to celebrate, a venture into one of the greatest fashion magazines, Harper’s Bazaar. In recording its 152-year history, the exhibit shows us how much one magazine influenced the culture of fashion.   Covering two floors, the seamlessly and smartly curated show displays all aspects of the magazine- ...
Tags: Travel, Fashion, Patrick Demarchelier, Paris, Audrey Hepburn, Diana Vreeland, Harper, PAUL, Astaire, Fred Astaire, Harper 's Bazaar, Richard Avedon, Avedon, Museums/Galleries/Exhibits, Richard Nahem, Glenda Bailey


Atelier des Lumieres: Monet, Renoir…Chagall

Last Thursday was the press day for the newest Atelier des Lumieres spectacle, Monet, Renoir…Chagall.   The two previous shows, Klimt in 2018, and Van Gogh in 2019, were smash hits, selling out on many dates.   Notice the … after Renoir, and before Chagall. The reason is because, a range of important artists who painted in between the time of Monet, Renoir and Chagall are shown during the spectacle including Matisse, Andre Derain, Pierre Bonnard, Edouard Vuillard, and Raoul Dufy.   ...
Tags: Travel, Events, Paris, Janis Joplin, Van Gogh, Monet, Renoir, PAUL, Debussy, Raoul Dufy, Ravel, Klimt, Modigliani, Chagall, Museums/Galleries/Exhibits, Richard Nahem


Christian Louboutin Exhibition(niste)

As a longtime shoe freak, I almost couldn’t contain my excitement when I read about the first ever exhibition about Christian Louboutin. Monday was the press opening and I went to the exhibition space with baited breath. First off, I love the name of the exhibition, Christian Louboutin Exhibition(niste), and the tongue in cheek (iste) on the end is so clever because walking through the show you find out what a showman Louboutin is.   I thought it was an odd choice that the exhibition is i...
Tags: Travel, Fashion, Aretha Franklin, New York Times, Paris, David Lynch, Dita Von Teese, Christian Louboutin, PAUL, Louboutin, Pigalle, Museums/Galleries/Exhibits, Richard Nahem, Musee des Decoratifs, Christian Louboutin Exhibition, Palais de la Port Doree


La Fab Gallery

Iconic French fashion designer Agnes B. has always had a penchant for art. Way before Agnes Troublé became a designer, she graduated from Ecole du Louvre, majoring in art history, and was an intern at a gallery on Ave. Kleber when she was seventeen. Falling into fashion accidentally when Elle Magazine picked up on her savvy street style, she was an made a junior editor. Next she had freelance stints in the 1970s, designing clothes at various French fashion houses, before striking out in 1974 ...
Tags: Travel, New York, France, Paris, David Lynch, Elle Magazine, Martin Parr, Les Halles, George, PAUL, Gilbert, Jean Michel Basquiat, Harmony Korine, SOA, Nan Goldin, Museums/Galleries/Exhibits


Alaia and Balenciaga: Sculptors of Shape

Although the fashion designer Azzedine Alaia unfortunately passed away in 2017, his memory and legacy is still very much alive.   In 2007, long before Alaia passed, he maintained a gallery space around the corner from his atelier and started a foundation to showcase his vast holdings of his art, furniture, and vintage couture collections.   One of his main passions was mid-century furniture, and in fact his collection was so extensive, he ran out of room to store it. Instead of putti...
Tags: Travel, Fashion, Paris, Marais, PAUL, Schiaparelli, Alaia, Balenciaga, Cristobal Balenciaga, Museums/Galleries/Exhibits, Richard Nahem, Azzedine Alaia, rue de Moussy, Mademoiselle Renee, Balenciaga Alaia, Vionnet Grés


Marche et Demarche: A History of Shoes

When I heard there was a new exhibition of shoes at the Musee des Arts Decoratifs , I quickly dashed there as soon as I could.   The exhibit encompasses the evolution of the shoe and its cultural significance starting from the middle-ages to the present day in western and non-western civilizations. The ambitious display features over 500 pairs of shoes plus posters, artifacts, ads, photographs and films.   A significant point of departure for the show is a black shoe owned by Marie An...
Tags: Travel, Fashion, China, Paris, Marie Antoinette, Jessica, Salvatore Ferragamo, Iris van Herpen, Museums/Galleries/Exhibits, Richard Nahem, rue de Rivoli, Montmartre St Germain, Roger Vivier, La Vaissellerie, Marais Click, Charles Jourdan Maud Frizon Pierre Hardy


Mosaic Floors at Petit Palais

I’m always inspired when I attend Paris Photo, the prestigious, international photo show held every November at the Grand Palais. I was especially fired up this year and didn’t have to go very far to find inspiration; I walked across the street to the Petite Palais and there it was in plain sight. I have always loved the immense mosaic floor covering the area of the main floor with a mix of earth colors, patterns, curves, angles, and geometry. Almost every time I visit the Petit Palais,...
Tags: Travel, Architecture, Paris, Jessica, Palais, Petit Palais, Museums/Galleries/Exhibits, Richard Nahem, Montmartre St Germain, La Vaissellerie, Marais Click


La Cloche Jewelers Exhibit at L’Ecole Van Cleef and Arpels

L’Ecole Van Cleef and Arpels is around the corner from the Van Cleef and Arpels flagship store on the Place Vendome and offers classes in jewelry making, the history of jewelry, lectures, and also have special exhibitions during the year   For the fall season they have prepared a wonderful show of one of the finest jewelry houses in France, La Cloche Jewelers. Their first shop was inaugurated on rue de la Paix in 1901, subsequently opening branches in Madrid and London, as well as branche...
Tags: Travel, Fashion, England, London, Greece, France, Spain, Paris, Madrid, Queen Victoria, Jessica, Van Cleef, Rue de la Paix, Deauville, Elaine Sciolino, Museums/Galleries/Exhibits


Carlos Cruz-Diaz Sculpture on Place de la Concorde

Another striking art installation from the FIAC/ Hors Les Murs 2019 is Environnement de Transchromie Circulaire by artist Carlos Cruz-Diaz. Located on the Tuileries side of Place de la Concorde, the circular structure from 2017 features overlapping, vertical multi-color panels made of transparent plexiglass. There’s an opening on one side of the sculpture and once I stepped in, it was a great opportunity to photograph the iconic Parisian sites through the myriad of the colored panels.   C...
Tags: Travel, Outdoors, Gardens, Parks, Museums/Galleries/Exhibits, Richard Nahem


FIAC 2019 Hors Les Murs in the Tuileries

FIAC/ The International Contemporary Art Fair [Foire Internationale d’Art Contemporain] is one of the top international fairs for contemporary and modern art and a major fall event in Paris, taking place over a four-day period in mid-October.   Every year FIAC does an auxiliary showcase of art pieces and sculptures for public view at the Tuileries, Place Vendome, the Delacroix Museum and Place Concorde.   The Tuileries has the largest concentration of art pieces and this year it was q...
Tags: Travel, Outdoors, Paris, Gardens, Parks, Monet, Sylvie Fleury, Jessica, Museums/Galleries/Exhibits, Richard Nahem, Montmartre St Germain, Hors Les Murs, Tuileries Place Vendome, La Vaissellerie, Marais Click, Delacroix Museum and Place Concorde The Tuileries


Jeff Koons Bouquet of Tulips

In November 0f 2016, New York artist Jeff Koons donated a work titled Bouquet of Tulips to the city of Paris as a remembrance of the terrorist attacks on 2015 and 2016.   The towering sculpture measuring 41 feet in height, is fashioned from stainless steel, aluminum, and polychromed bronze, and resembles a large hand holding a bouquet of tulips.   During the inaugural ceremony last week, Koons stated that the flowers are “a symbol that life moves forward”, adding that they “represent ...
Tags: Travel, Outdoors, New York, Architecture, Paris, Tokyo, Gardens, Parks, Jeff Koons, Jessica, Koons, Museums/Galleries/Exhibits, Richard Nahem, Montmartre St Germain, La Vaissellerie, Marais Click


Sous le Soleil Exactement: Vintage Black and White Photos at Hotel de Ville

There’s a delightful series of black and white photos hanging on the outside gates for the Hotel de Ville. The photos ranging from the 1930s to the 1970s capture the various heat waves Paris has experienced. The backgrounds include the Eiffel Tower, the Seine, cafes, swimming pools including the Molitor, and sidewalks. Perhaps the severe heat wave from this summer was the impetus for the exhibit. Everyone looks so happy in the photos, as compared with the misery residents and tourists suffere...
Tags: Travel, Outdoors, Paris, Eiffel Tower, Gardens, Parks, Seine, Hôtel De Ville, Molitor, Museums/Galleries/Exhibits, Richard Nahem, Montmartre St Germain


Princess Grace Exhibit at Christian Dior Museum, Granville

Last week I took a spontaneous trip from Paris to see the Princess Grace Exhibit in Granville, Normandy. It was a bit of a long day trip, 3 hours and fifteen minutes each way from Gare Montparnasse.   I arrived about noon and it was a blustery day, with the sun teasing in and out of the thick clouds overhead.   The Christian Dior Museum is the home where Christian Dior grew up in the early 1900s. In his memoir, “ Christian Dior et Moi”, he states, "I have most tender and amazed mem...
Tags: Travel, Outdoors, Paris, Philadelphia, Monaco, Dior, Alfred Hitchcock, Gardens, Christian Dior, Parks, PAUL, Gare Montparnasse, Henri Le Roux, Granville, Museums/Galleries/Exhibits, Richard Nahem


Reopening of Private Apartments in Chateau de Chantilly

After a two-year restoration, the private apartments of Chateau de Chantilly have been reopened to the public. In 1845 Henri de Orleans/the Duke of Aumale, the last heir to the Duke Aumale, commissioned architect Victor Dubois and decorator Eugene Lami to create private apartments for he and his new wife, Maria-Carolina-Augusta, on the ground floor of the Petite Chateau of the Chateau de Chantilly. The series of eight rooms was completed in 1847, includes the prince and princesses bedroom, sa...
Tags: Travel, Museums/Galleries/Exhibits, Richard Nahem, Duke of Aumale, Hotel Pont Royal, rue Montalembert, Chateau de Chantilly, Henri de Orleans, Duke Aumale, Victor Dubois, Eugene Lami, Maria Carolina Augusta, Christophe Huet, Domaine Chantilly


Van Gogh at Le Atelier des Lumieres

After the runaway success of the Klimt show last year attracting over 100,000 people, Atelier des Lumieres is presenting Van Gogh as their next attraction.   I was invited to the press opening last week, anticipating the same thrill I felt last year when seeing the Klimt show. Arriving at 9:30AM,  a continental breakfast was served and at 10AM Bruno Monnier, the founder of Le Atelier des Lumieres gave a short speech about the opening of Van Gogh.   Next, we were transported for 30 min...
Tags: Travel, Japan, Events, Paris, Nina Simone, Arles, Montmartre, Van Gogh, Remy, Danny Rose, Klimt, Museums/Galleries/Exhibits, Richard Nahem, Lumières, Saint Maur, Atelier des Lumieres


Joana Vasconcelos at Le Bon Marche

It’s a bird, it’s a plane, no, wait, it’s a Super sculpture by Joana Vasconcelos hanging in Le Bon Marche. Le Bon Marche continues its commitment to feature relevant contemporary artists and in past years invited Ai Wei Wei, Chiharu Shiota, and Leandro Erlich to create a hanging installation in there atrium and in their windows. This year they welcome Portuguese artist Joana Vasconcelos, who has imposed Simone, a massive Valkyrie figure in white with trimmings of sequins, fringe, lace, kni...
Tags: Travel, Fashion, Shopping, Events, Simone, Leandro Erlich, Le Bon Marche, Museums/Galleries/Exhibits, Richard Nahem, Sevres Babylone, Vasconcelos, Joana Vasconcelos, Le Bon Marche Le Bon Marche, Ai Wei Wei Chiharu Shiota, Chateau de Versailles Venice Biennale, Guggenheim Bilbao Joana Vasconcelos


SAVE THE DATE- February 5, 2019

I am beyond excited to announce that I am having my first official photo exhibition in Paris!   The Hotel Pont Royal, a lovely five-star hotel in Saint Germain, has invited me to display and sell my photos in the bar and lounge area on the main floor.   The opening date is Tuesday, February 5, at 6:30PM so please mark the date on your calendar. I will post more information about the exhibit in January.   I have to run now, I have SO much to do for the show and SO little time!   ...
Tags: Travel, Events, Paris, Vincent, Louie, Saint Germain, Museums/Galleries/Exhibits, Richard Nahem, Montmartre St Germain, Famille Mary, Hotel Pont Royal, rue Montalembert


Jazz Club Paintings by Aurelie Bordenave at Hotel Pont Royal

Last week I was invited to the opening of Jazz Club paintings and drawings by Aurelie Bordenave at Hotel Pont Royal in Saint Germain des Pres.   Every three-months Hotel Pont Royal invites a different artist or photographer to present a show in its library lounge off the lobby.   Paris based artist and illustrator Aurelie Bordenave attended jazz concerts from 2007 to 2010 and later sketched the musicians she watched at the concerts. She compiled her drawings into two books, which were...
Tags: Travel, Events, Paris, Saint Germain, Lindy, Museums/Galleries/Exhibits, Richard Nahem, Jazz Club, Montmartre St Germain, Marguerite Duras, Bordenave, Famille Mary, Aurelie Bordenave, Hotel Pont Royal, Paris Hotel Pont Royal, Jeff Beck Lindy Hop


Carte Blanche to Tomás Saraceno ON AIR

The new exhibition Carte Blanche to Tomás Saraceno ON AIR at Palais de Tokyo is almost indescribable.   I can articulate about what it is in a bare bones way:   It’s an art exhibit/ science experiment/ and environmental installation.     After experiencing it last week, I can easily describe my reaction: It’s like no other exhibition I’ve ever seen.   Just going from a tip from a friend mine without reading anything about it, I didn’t know what to expect.   The first rooms I ent...
Tags: Travel, Events, Paris, Tokyo, Museums/Galleries/Exhibits, Richard Nahem, Montmartre St Germain, Palais de Tokyo, Tomas Saraceno, Alma Marceau, Carte Blanche, Famille Mary, Tucumán Argentina


Photographer Ellen Carey at Paris Photo

American photographer Ellen Carey has been invited by The Ministry of Culture and Paris Photo to present her large scale Polaroid photo series Crush & Pull. The JP Morgan Chase Art Collection “Curators’ Highlights” guide includes 20 of the “must see” photographs and photo-based works at the participating galleries at PARIS PHOTO. This is a special and historic moment for Ellen Carey, who has been pioneering experimental photography since the early 80s. I’ve interviewed Ellen about her upco...
Tags: Travel, Interviews, Paris, Ellen, Jackson, ANN, Polaroid, Anna Atkins, Talbot, Ministry of Culture, Cartier Bresson, Man Ray, Aveyron, Museums/Galleries/Exhibits, Richard Nahem, Paris City