Paris Property Group: Making Dreams Come True…

It could be the subject of a real estate reality show. Paris Property Group clients Jeff and Kristy, a young couple expecting their first child, wanted a pied-a-terre in Paris that would also be a great rental investment property. The pair, physicians based in Phoenix, Arizona, first thought Jeff would come to look at property alone, so that Kristy wouldn’t have to travel late in her pregnancy; but he didn’t want to make the choice for them both. So they took a leap of faith and asked PPG to search for them, to send photos and videos of anything interesting, and see what would come…

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Jeanne Toussaint.. Cartier’s “La Panthère”…

Jeanne.. Toussaint…

“Une femme brilliante”…

“La panthère… de Cartier”…

Indomitable… woman…

Director of the world renowned French jeweller and watchmaker Cartier’s “Haute Joaillerie” department from 1933 until 1968… Toussaint was fabled for her exquisite imagination and prowess in being the creator of the elusive and magnificent “panther”… that “beauty of beauties” of the feline animal kingdom.. “la panthère”…

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Paris will.. Always be.. Paris…

In spite… of the recent…

“Atroce.. barbare”….

“Paris… sera…

Toujours… Paris”…

Walking down our charming.. rue du Bac… in Saint-Germain-des-Prés.. which we have greatly missed.. was a delight… having been strongly advised by the police not to venture out too much.. during the time Paris was under temporary siege of terror.. and in a state of emergency…

Our much-loved “rue intime”… flanked on both sides of the “trottoir” by little boutiques and cafés… all lit up with twinkling lights on Christmas trees…

With chocolatiers.. pâtisseries… flaunting their exquisite delicacies… taunting us with temptations of deliciousness…

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Brooklyn.. Rive Gauche…

After last year’s spotlight on Japan.. in its annual cultural theme.. Le Bon Marché Rive Gauche… has yet again launched it’s effervescent rendez-vous with the autumn season.. its “Made in Brooklyn” exhibition…

Visiting my favourite “grand magasin à Paris”.. with my arm still in a sling having fractured it recently.. I was transported to the enchanting, dynamic, exciting “arrondissement de Brooklyn”.. in New York…

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Berber Women… of Morocco…

Berber… Women…

Of… Morocco…

Exhibition… was…

Mysterious…

Authentic…

Not only was I whisked away… transported to that magnificent land… which mesmerised me… at first sight… it also brought back vivid memories… during my journey there… and the stunningly beautiful Berber jewellery I collected… loved and adored and still wear today…

Pour moi… it was a moment…

When time… stood still…

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Cartier… at the Grand Palais…

“Cartier… Le… Style…et… l’Histoire…

L’exposition… organisée par… La Réunion des Musées Nationaux… Le Grand Palais… dans le Salon d’Honneur”…

We were among the many admirers… invited to gape in amazement at the 600 creations… by the jeweller of Monarchs… Maharajahs… Princesses… notably Grace of Monaco… Hollywood royalty… Marlene Dietrich… Elizabeth Taylor… beautiful heiresses… Barbara Hutton… Marjorie Merriweather Post… historical figures… The Duchess of Windsor… Daisy Fellowes…

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