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I Spy: Museyon Guides

Last week we swept the streets of New York City to visit our books in some of our favorite stores. Here are some of the places where you can find them in Manhattan! Metropolitan Museum of Art Whitney Museum of American Art Barnes and Noble 86th Street Museum of Modern Art Metropolitan Museum of Art Store, Rockefeller Center Barnes and ... Read More »

See the Sets with On Location Tours

If you’re anything like us, you get a thrill from seeing familiar places on the big and small screens. Then imagine the rush that comes with seeing dozens of your favorite places from film and television all in one action-packed tour! Since 1999, On Location Tours has offered guided sight-seeing bus and walking tours of famous film and television locations ... Read More »

Spotlight On: The Galeries Lafayette

From Marie Antoinette’s powdered wig to Coco Chanel’s little black dress, Paris has always been the hub of fashion. The Parisian fashion world—the pinnacle for fashion designers, models and anyone interested in what colors are a must-have for fall—has dominated in all things couture. So, in 1893 when a pair of entrepreneurs decided to open up a fashion store at ... Read More »

French Cuisine, Classic and Extreme

The French are known for their delectable cuisine along with the passion and creativity their talented chefs display in every morsel of their food, and Allard is no exception. However before the Allard opened it doors, the city’s restaurants had to endure the siege of Paris by the Prussians in 1870 and the unavailability of meat. It was at this ... Read More »

Spotlight On: Giverny

With his eyes glued to the scenery fleeting before him on a French train in the northern countryside of France, Claude Monet caught sight of the village of Giverny, and made up his mind to live there. The train’s windowpane serving as a temporary picture frame, foreshadowing the type of signature paintings Monet would create for years to come; Giverny ... Read More »

Spotlight On: Fluxus Weekend

Frustrated with the art they called “imitation, mathematical, and illusionistic art,” a group of international artists in the early 1960s screamed for a transformation of the world through “living art, anti art, and non-art reality.” These artists, with their full-stage performances, experimental poetry and mail art, took the name Fluxus. The group included such artists as Fluxus founder George Maciunas, ... Read More »

Spotlight On: Café de Flore

With its vibrant red booths and celebrity clientele, relaxing comfortably atop their bright cushions, eating breakfast, drinking coffee or even sipping champagne, the Café de Flore in Paris is one the city’s quintessential cafés. It has consistently been a Mecca for writers, painters, fashion designers, actors and all those with an artsy and creative flare.   A historical landmark in ... Read More »

Spotlight On: The National Arts Club

A private club opened in 1898, the National Arts Club was founded by Charles De Kay, a literary and art critic, with the intent “to stimulate, foster and promote public interest in the arts and educate the American people in the fine arts,” a mission which the club still endorses. Looking for a permanent residence for creative individuals to gather, ... Read More »

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