Archive: February, 2009

Euthanasia … a good think is needed here …

Daniel Gall’s book published by Michalon of Paris A book here in France of just over 150 pages tells the story of a particular case of assisted suicide: euthanasia, illegal here. On January 18, 2008, the French actor and the ‘French voice’ of numerous American actors, Daniel Gall, watched his sister and his brother-in-law pass […]

Yves Saint Laurent … the best show in town

An YSL creation … Since the 1950s when a tall, slim ‘boy’ with thick hair and thick-lens glasses entered the Paris haute couture scene as designer with Christian Dior, the initials YSL has had many a female heart fill with desire … for a handbag, a pair of shoes, a flacon of parfum, a lipstick […]

Comrade, can you spare a rouble … ?

Times are tough. Even for Russian zillionaires. Even for Mikhail Prokhorov. He’s the one who agreed to pay over €500 million for a villa – the Villa Leopolda in Villefrance-sur-Mer last August (2008). (I blogged about it twice then: If you have to ask the price you can’t afford it, and What Awaits the Villa […]

Paris’ First Love Hotel …

Each time France has a new president we hear about how the country should be modernized. So, how is this for modernization? France – Paris that is – is to get her first love hotel! I don’t somehow think that President Sarkozy had this in mind when he too told the French that they are […]

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