La Rotonde de la Muette.. Venue “de Jour”…

La… Rotonde…

de… la Muette…

Is… fashionable…

Elegant…

It’s the latest “IT” venue “de jour” in the 16th arrondissement’s quartier in Passy.

Romantic white flurries of snow are falling all around us… when we arrived at the newly refurbished brasserie…

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Emmanuel Macron.. Président..?

Emmanuel… Macron…

“France’s… young meteor…

Blazes Trail to Élysée”…

Headlined Michael Sheridan’s article in The Sunday Times…

Watching the man give a speech yesterday night on the French channel TF1… pledging to implement the most famous three words in French history “Liberté, Égalité, Fraternité” mesmerised and enthralled an audience of 16,000 at the stadium in Lyon…

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Kathy Biehl’s February 2017 Astrology Forecast…

Feeling fired up? Riled? Combative? Wondering how much more of this you can take?

The cosmos has something for that. A giant wrap-up, reboot and restart dominate the month of February.. One eclipse cycle is starting while another is ending, with the combined effect of a powerful vacuum sucking us into a worm hole and spitting us out.

Much will become clear during this strange ride. Lives are changing, permanently, inside and out. Epiphanies will flash like lightning strikes, suddenly illuminating while zapping targets with an overload of energy…

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Baryshnikov as Nijinsky: Letter to a Man…

The… night…

Was… dark…

Chilly… monstrous…

When… we shivered…

Our… way to…

Théâtre de… la Ville…

Watching the legendary Mikhail Baryshnikov.. metamorphose into the iconic Vaslav Nijinski… he literally became him by completely inhabiting the awesome.. frightening.. fragmented mind of the great.. prodigious most celebrated former virtuoso artist.. who performed with his mentor Sergei Diaghilev’s renowned Ballets Russes…

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Kathy Biehl: 2016 Capricorn New Moon

December 28 – 29, 2016

10:53 PM PST / 1:53 AM EST / 6:53 AM GMT

7 Capricorn 59

The New Year vibe.. gets a head start thanks to this year’s Capricorn New Moon. It’s bringing goals, foundations and material security front and centre as 2016 winds down and we head toward its successor.

The impulse is rising in even people who aren’t normally inclined to make resolutions. And for those who do, this year’s crop is not likely to have many repeats – items that carry over from one year to the next without much happening (besides being moved from list to list….).

This behavioural shift grows out of the shake-up going on with Capricorn’s ruler. What’s happening to him is refreshing our perspectives and tilting much in our lives…

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Lettre de Paris Interview: Michael Hewett…

I first encountered Michael Hewett on a warm Sunday in October at Le Tigre Yoga Club in Paris.. he was the instructor leading the two-hour “Shamatha Meditation Atelier” I had signed up for.

I was looking forward to starting my formal initiation into Meditation, a discipline which I had long yearned to start practising. The workshop promised to take us “step by step through the Buddha’s stages of meditation”. Having long been fascinated by everything spiritual and read extensively about the subject over the years, I knew that I finally needed to put the theoretical into practice. Meditation seemed to be the natural next step into a brave new world and a practical, more attainable entry into a sublime state of being that I had so far touched for only brief moments.. I wanted to access that state far more frequently. I knew it was the right path to follow, long ago convinced that we are indeed all spiritual beings having a human experience…

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The Wolseley.. We’re Besotted…

Upon entering the tall imposing doors and stepping onto the handsome black and white marble flooring of The Wolseley… one is stunned by its opulent allure…

The ambiance… ravishing…

The lighting… flattering…

Discreet…

The banquettes in soft plush black leather…

Stylish…

Comfortable…

The tables… with their “intime” corners and the voluptuous round ones… make for…

A… romantic setting…

A… rendezvous…

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A Short Trip to London…

On a short pre-Christmas trip to London.. we were invited for a business breakfast at The Wolseley. The architect William Curtis Green was influenced by Venetian and Florentine architecture with an Eastern exotic touch thrown in.

The Wolseley is grand… atmospheric.. with towering pillars.. arches… stairways.. and a dramatic black and white diamond marble flooring. It’s hard to believe that in 1921 it was a prestigious car showroom.. later evolving into Barclays Bank. Chris Corbin and Jeremy King acquired the site in 2003. Its restoration and renovation was realised by David Collins Architects. The Wolseley opened that same year. We were more than impressed by the ambiance.. the charm.. and the beauty of the place…

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Kathy Biehl: 2016 Gemini Full Moon

December 13-14, 2016

4:05 PM PST / 7:05 PM EST / 12:05 AM GMT

22 Gemini 25 / 22 Sagittarius 25

Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never harm me. Or do they? The question is up for consideration under the Gemini Full Moon. It’s highlighting the emotional power and impact of words, from the ones you tell yourself to everything that floats by, to and through you.

Where is your mind going? What’s pouring in and out of it? How’s your information flow these days? More to the point: how is it making you feel? Happy? Safe? Disoriented? Confused? Angry? Resolute?

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