Pétanque: The Classic French Game of Skill and Strategy

Pétanque is a French team game of skill and strategy that involves throwing hollow metal balls, called boules, on a playing field as close as possible to a small, wooden goal ball called a “jack” or “cochonnet.” The modern version of the game, which can be seen in this http://heartoftexas.wordpress.com for more information on Pétanque in Texas, including a calendar of games in the area!...   read full post »

posted on 6/22/2019

   

Evolution of French Decorative Arts: Louis XV

It wasn't exactly out with the old and in with the new when Louis XV ascended the throne in 1723. The baroque fashion of his predecessor, Louis XIV, remained in style until the 1730s. We love baroque, but all good things must come to an end! Enter rococo - the style synonymous with Louis XV’s ...   read full post »

posted on 5/22/2019

   

Evolution of French Decorative Arts: Louis XIV

One does not earn the title “Sun King” for being lackluster. If you have yet to visit the halls of Versailles, enjoy these photos of the grandiose hallways and rooms filled with gilded furniture and mirrors to get an idea of its flamboyant glamour....   read full post »

posted on 4/22/2019

   

Wine Regions of France

We love wine almost as much as we love France! So, the fact that there’s so much wine in our favorite country, it’s sure to be the best in our eyes. Let’s break it down by all of the wine regions in France, by the climate and the variety of wines produced in these regions. There ar...   read full post »

posted on 3/11/2019

   

Antiques are on the Red Carpet!

Set design acts as a lead character in these movies. It is what makes everything believable. Films can transport you to another time and place, and the furniture and decorative accessories that they choose to decorate with are what lend credibility. Often, antiques play a huge role. There were a few...   read full post »

posted on 2/18/2019

   

Picasso's Time in Paris

Paris has had an undeniable effect on Picasso. Although born in Málaga, Spain, Picasso made his first trip to Paris at the age of 19 and thus began his longest-lasting love affair with the City of Light!...   read full post »

posted on 1/23/2019

   

Bring Paris Home for the Holidays

The Lights. The Snow. The Cheer. It’s inevitable that a holiday season spent in the city of love is unrivaled. If you find yourself missing home, or are just a Francophile like us, read this blog for a few quick tips to bring the spirit of Paris to your home for the holidays....   read full post »

posted on 12/14/2018

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