Hotel Raphael.. A Rendez-vous…

Hotel.. Raphael..

Was our.. rendez-vous…

“Pour.. ce soir la”…

I opted for my very black clinging dress, a discreetly plunging neckline.. showing off blonde skin.. topped with a waist-hugging fur-collared black jacket…

A provocative black hat with a sheer veil.. completed the dramatic look.

While applying the finishing touches on my “maquillage”.. (charcoal slate eye make-up, contrasting with pale ivory skin).. I was reminded of Marlene Dietrich in her Joseph von Sternberg 1932 movie, “Shanghai Express”…

Which.. I adore…

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Le Hibou.. à l’Odéon…

Drenched… soaking wet…

With…unreasonable…

Insane…

Lashings… of torrential…

Wind… rain…

Furiously… relentlessly…

Targeting… us…

We were delighted to take refuge… in the conveniently located… overhauled café bistro…

Le… Hibou…

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Au Petit Versailles.. du Marais…

Au… Petit Versailles…

Du… Marais…

It’s… just…

Down… the road…

From the Maison Européenne de la Photographie where we were heading… to attend an exhibition of the French photographer Bettina Rheims…

And what a delight it proved to be… visiting this exceptional eighteenth century-style establishment …

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