Thursday, January 26, 2012

A Free Miracle Drug

How much do you spend on supplements to improve health??
My supplement store loves me :-)

But, did you know there is a daily supplement that is free, and..

Reduces frequency of colds..
Increases memory/learning...Students have higher test scores!
Improves alertness and creativity..
Lowers blood pressure...
Reduces stress hormones...
Increases oxygenation of the blood..
Even releases pain-suppressing opiates from pituitary gland.

What is this free mystery supplement?

Laughter, yes laughter can yield all of the above according to Sondra Kornblatt's book, "A Better Brain At Any Age".

Humor in France is everywhere..
The above gallery window on rue de Seine, Paris, brought a smile to my face.

Maybe it is more than the red wine that keeps the French healthy.

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Saturday, January 14, 2012

Be French...Be Playful

At first glance...
Interesting, yet safe....could be here in Atlanta.

French women add a playful skirt...
Why not stay young at heart!!

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Dreaming of White.... Beyond Christmas

I often enjoy window gazing in France in the early evening.....
sandwiched between discovering pieces for clients and dinner.

In Lyon, I was struck by the beauty of one of Max Chaoul's wedding dresses!
2012 collection

Easy to see why he was awarded...
"Best European Creator of Wedding Dresses" in 2000, Venice..
and 4 times the Wedding Trends Award in NY.

Can you imagine walking down the aisle in this beauty!!

Afterwards....the traditional French wedding cake....

A tower of creme-filled, puff pastry balls piled high like a Christmas tree...
with carmelized sugar....

or drizzled with chocolate....
or with icing, sugared almonds, candied ribbons??

The cake is named "croquembouche"
named for the sugar...meaning "crunch in the mouth".

I welcome my French readers to tell me more about this wonderful cake.....
and please invite me to a French wedding ;-)

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Head Spins on rue de Seine, Paris

As I continued my gallery window gazing up rue de Seine...
I discovered an exhibition of Chasse-pot
( Galerie Vallois, 41 rue de Seine, Paris 75006)

Jean-Jules Chasse-pot's real name is Paul Rancillac
born in Paris in 1933 and died 2010.

He is known for his papier mache sculptures of heads...
petty bourgeois, soldiers, caricatures.

Chasse-pot mentions...
" as my dog is attracted to other dogs"
he is attracted to heads and the look of his peers.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Wake Up Your Senses on rue de Seine, Paris

The art galleries on rue de Seine in Paris are a feast for the eyes
and the senses !

Color, texture, dimension vary with the artist exhibiting...

In December, Galarie Deprez-Bellorget's window caught my eye..
(15 rue de Seine, Paris 75006)
one could not miss the magnificent color of the sculpture by Rafael Barrios.
And even jumped from the window as if I was wearing 3D glasses at the movie...
almost floating.

Rafael Barrios was born in 1947 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana to Venezuelan parents.
By age 11, his yard became his studio...where he built mobiles.

As an athlete in school, he remembers the sensation of the wind..
and carried this movement into his works....
always striving for his works "to move" the viewer...
giving us a unique visual experience.

Barrios's YouTube video speaks volumes...
his sculptures..
what drives him...
how sexuality adds to his creative process.
Be prepared to be moved!

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