Select currency. My Plans. Open menu Menu. The recipe for enjoying Paris is simple — eat, see, wander, and repeat. Paris in 72 hours is a tall order, but is totally manageable with a little planning and a big appetite for culture and food. Friday Mid Morning. Friday Early Afternoon. Hill Jr. Friday Mid Afternoon. Name required. Email will not be published required.
Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed. Pink Lipsticks to try this Spring. Ida March 18, at am. Natalia March 18, at pm. DO IT!! The Domestic Fringe March 18, at pm. Emily March 18, at pm. Natalia March 20, at pm. Love meeting new people! Kelly March 18, at pm. These are great tips, thank you!
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You guys were road runners. At present, he is delighting TV watchers as host of a revival of Match Game. He is also well known as a political and animal rights activist who has speculated about running for elective office.
A born-and-bred New Yorker April 3, , Alec is the eldest son in a family of seven, which includes two sisters. Three younger brothers are also actors. As the new century began, he shifted toward character acting, appearing in Pearl Harbor as well as two Martin Scorsese pictures, The Aviator and The Departed - all of them huge box office successes. Most recently he starred in Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation Alec Baldwin has an adult daughter, Ireland, from his first marriage to actress Kim Basinger and a son and daughter with Hilaria Thomas.
In Paris Can Wait, Arnaud Viard plays Jacques, a charming Frenchman who shows the rather staid wife of his business partner the time of her life. It is his English language film debut. The son of a surgeon in Dijon, Viard initially considered a career in business, working for extended periods in both New York and London. But he was so inspired by the Peter Weir film, Dead Poets Society that he impulsively decided to study drama at Cours Florent, a prestigious drama school in Paris.
Since then he has juggled a multi-faceted career as an actor, writer and director while making commercials on the side. Viard commenced the directorial side of his career with short films - La Fleur a la bouche , Oui, d'apres Bourbon Busset and Haiku, Rose Victoria In , he wrote and directed Clara et moi, a love story set in Paris which starred Julien Boisselier and Julie Gayet. It was not until that he made a second feature, appropriately titled, Arnaud fait son 2e film Arnaud makes his second film.
The subject: the trials and tribulations of a director making his second film! In between his first two features, Viard starred in a TV show on TFI for eighteen months, giving him the highest visibility of his career to date. He also worked frequently as an actor, primarily on television. The daughter of a political cartoonist and home-maker, Eleanor Coppola attributes her love of the natural world to the environment in which she grew up, on Sunset Beach, an oceanfront community south of Los Angeles.
The myriad patterns and moods created by light and shadow on sand and water, as framed by her home's front window, were important in the development of her aesthetic. Eleanor's mother further enhanced her daughter's paternal visual inheritance by teaching her how to sew, and permitting her to experiment with a variety of textiles purchased from the local dime store. William Brice was among her teachers. Work as a freelance designer followed. She created fabric collages and stitchery murals for architectural installations, and began teaching design classes at UCLA - while also doing graduate studies.
Eleanor met her future husband, Francis Coppola, in , while working on Dementia 13, the first feature film he wrote and directed. Their son, Gian-Carlo, was born the following year. Another son, Roman Francois, came along in The family re-located to San Francisco in Daughter Sofia was born two years later.
Family responsibilities made the practice of art ever more challenging. Ellie credits other women artists for support, inspiration and practical guidance. A book by feminist artist Judy Chicago, Through the Flower, was especially useful.
Increasingly, she came to embrace the artistic possibilities of everyday life, allowing her to "do what I could, when I could," even as she fulfilled her role within her family. She developed a creative ethos, "the art of the everyday.
The artist became a documentary filmmaker by happenstance. While living in the Philippines during the making of Apocalypse Now , she began shooting off-camera activity. Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker's Apocalypse, which she shot and was co-directed by Fax Bahr and George Hickenlooper, was released in to great acclaim, winning an Emmy among other honors.
She has since made behind- the- scenes documentaries on seven films directed by her family and, indeed, laughingly says she "probably holds the world's record" for such work. Paris Can Wait is a comedy film written, co-produced, and directed by Eleanor Coppola in her narrative directorial debut, as all of her previous directorial efforts had been documentaries.
As the festival ends she learns that the vacation she and her husband were supposed to go on in Paris will be slightly delayed as they need to go to Budapest first. They plan to fly to Paris, but the pilot suggests Anne not fly due to an ear infection. What is supposed to be a short car ride quickly devolves into a pleasant leisurely trip as Jacques, a French foodie, can't resist taking any opportunity he can to stop every hour or so to sample new food.
He is also openly flirtatious with Anne but she begins to question his intentions when he repeatedly uses her credit card to foot the bill for the gourmet meals they are sampling. They visit a church where Anne grieves the baby she lost, and tells Jacques she wears her locket necklace in his honor. They share a romantic dinner together where Jacques admires Anne's photography, and asks why she doesn't share it with her husband.
Later, on the road, Jacques confides that only he knows his brother's death was a suicide, and he carries that burden so his nephew doesn't have to know. They finally reach the place where Anne is staying and almost kiss, but the elevator doors close in on them. Right before World War II, de Florian fled to southern France, locking her apartment and leaving behind everything she owned.
De Florian never returned, and for over seventy years, the room collected dust as Mrs. Stepping into her flat was like walking through a wormhole. While men went to the moon, and the internet was invented, and the Twin Towers fell, her room remained untouched.
The experts found a lot of strange things like a taxidermied ostrich and a Mickey Mouse doll that was older than most Disney movies. But the most exciting discovery was a painting of a beautiful woman in a pink dress. The experts recognized the brush strokes immediately. The portrait was done by Giovanni Boldini , one of the most famous artists of the 19th century.
The experts even found her collection of love letters, some from Boldini himself. Even though Parisians primarily speak French it is France after all , the city is associated with American authors. Scott Fitzgerald and e. However, before the Lost Generation showed up, the French capital was already home to thousands of American novels. During World War I, folks in the States mailed nearly 1.
All these books ended up in the American Library , a building near the Eiffel Tower. When the Nazis invaded in , the institution stayed open because the director was married to the daughter of the pro-Nazi prime minister. And despite persecution from the Gestapo , the library loaned books to Jews when other libraries refused to let them inside.
In the s, the American Library stood up to another fascist. He wanted them out of France too! McCarthy sent a squad of censors to American libraries across Europe. But when they showed up in Paris, the librarians refused to let them so much as look at the card catalogue. You might even bump into famous authors researching their latest ideas.TripSavvy / Taylor McIntyre. Day 1 begins with gaining a good overview of the city through a guided boat tour. A sightseeing cruise will allow you to see (from the outside) some of Paris' most famous tourist attractions, and gain a sense of how the capital is laid out, with the Seine river dividing the right and left banks.. Taking the boat tour: Bateaux-Mouches is a popular Seine .