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Ralph Lauren

For the first time in history, Ralph Lauren‘s iconic, glamorous, and classic fashions graced the runways of Paris at the L’École des Beaux-Arts. The venue chosen has a special meaning to the Ralph Lauren family…with a commitment to philanthropy and a love of Paris, the Ralph Lauren Corporation was devoted to the restoration of France’s national school of fine arts, the L’Ecole de Beaux-Arts’s historic Amphitheatre d’honneur. We were so fortunate to see the renovations in progress and take a tour of this breathtaking complex of historic and artist buildings. Renovating and preserving Parisian landmarks is not new to Mr. Lauren…as you may recall, the spectacular 17th century former hotel where we danced, dined, and fulfilled so many of my French-American fantasies has a similar story.

It was such an honor to see one of my favorite designers, a man who has sculpted the world in which I live to dream and dream to live, have this moment in Paris. Afterwards when he was asked, “Why Paris? Why the arts?”, he said, “My father was an artist. He worked hard in New York, most people didn’t know that but he was. He didn’t have a steady job but he worked hard. So that’s why I decided to work with the Beaux Arts, so I can hopefully get a diploma.”

The Ralph Lauren Fall 2013 collection, from Paris for the good of art ~



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April in Paris

God knows, when spring comes to Paris the humblest mortal alive must feel that he dwells in paradise…

- Henry Miller

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Weekend Getaway

Of course there is the romantic idea of Paris – long walks on pristine boulevards, glasses of wine with views of the Seine, and picking up antique treasures at street markets, but for us Paris is so much more. A orgasmic array of beautiful light, a history of our idolized artists, a period of slowing down and reflecting on our work. If New York is loud and proud and fast, then Paris is slow and quiet and introspective…we are newlyweds, we are two artists living and working together, creating ideas and sharing dreams while growing our vision and sometimes we like to enjoy a weekend away, to recharge our souls, a weekend in Paris.

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Bon Appetit!

Every time we go to Paris I take a list of newly recommended places to try mixing them in with simple brasserie meals. As it turns out, a few weeks ago at a dinner for Lincoln Motor Co., I sat next to a lovely Frenchman and took great pleasure in picking his brain on must-eat places! I was not disappointed (I mean how could you be!). Here are a few of the highlights mixed in with foodie snapshots from our weekend in Paris….

New to the list was BON with their chic and modern interior and AMAZING Asian food. We basically went down the left side of the menu in an array of small plates because I couldn’t be tied down to one dish. Crazy highly recommended.

With an incredible view, and I’m quite sure this is embarrassingly famous, I had the best burger of my life. It was almost like I never knew what a burger could be until Cafe Marly.

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