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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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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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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There is something extraordinary happening in the world…

Oct 14, 2015 – by Gustavo Tanaka

Most of us haven’t quite realized there is something extraordinary happening…

A few months ago I freed myself from standard-procedure society, I broke the chains of fear that kept me locked up into the system. Since then, I see the world from a different perspective: the one that everything is going through change and that most of us are unaware of that.

Why is the world changing? In this post I’ll point out the 8 reasons that lead me to believe it…

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Lettre de Paris Interview: Kathy Biehl

Q: You are a lawyer by training.. what first drew you to Astrology?

I have been interested in astrology and esoteric subjects since I was a pre-teen, long before the idea occurred to me to study law. I have a natural bent for magic and fairy tales and symbolism (I studied German literature in college), which are all ways of looking at life beyond what is happening on the surface. Astrology appealed to both my rational and non-rational side. It is a logical and orderly system that explains workings that are not immediately visible to the eye…

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The Gates of Hell at Musée Rodin..

The exhibition “Hell according to Rodin”, or “L’Enfer selon Rodin”, currently taking place at the Musée Rodin in Paris, invites the public to take a fresh look at an iconic work of art: The Gates of Hell. Over 170 works – including 60 drawings that are rarely on public display, and numerous sculptures restored for the exhibition – immerse visitors in the fascinating history of this masterpiece, which was so influential in the development of sculpture and the arts. With these mysterious, imposing doors that never open, Rodin presents a spectacular view of Hell – both feverish and tormented…

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