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At Ease | Made in Maine

After having just returned from a brief outing at my favorite spot in Maine, it seemed appropriate that this week’s At Ease should feature that location. As I started to put together the collage, I realized how many iconic products associated with Down East are actually made in the state.…
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At Ease | Riviera Refinement

Who doesn’t dream about renting a villa with water views on the French Riviera? It’s all about summering at ease with a relaxed refinement that combines understated luxe from table to attire. You too can fantasize you’re lounging in this Cap Ferrat villa with these fashionable finds.…
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More Unique Ways to Experience Paris

It would have been easy to fill the entire week with organized activities and new ways to experience Paris. The trick, of course, is to find the right balance of tried and true, cultural and local activities and free time to explore.…
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What to do in Paris | Investing in the Experience

What to do in Paris? As we were planning our recent trip, my sister and I wanted to introduce the city to my daughters with a balanced mix of culture, history and fun. She spent the beginning of her career as a high level corporate events planner, giving her the perfect skills set to organize a trip full of memorable activities.…
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Paris Finds | Palais Furst in Saint Germain

The allure of Saint Germain in Paris seems to know no bounds. The challenge is to allow time for both exploring and making new discoveries with revisiting those spots you already know and love. Palais Furst actually fell somewhat in the middle.…
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Favorite Paris Finds | Michele Aragon

With the power of the internet and communicative nature of the blogosphere, undiscovered Paris finds are few and far between. So while some of my new favorites may not be untapped resources, I hope they may find their way into at least a few readers’ Paris folders for future reference.…
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The Discreet Charm of the Petit Trianon

Today we travel back to Versailles to take a quick look at the Petit Trianon. Built by Louis XV for his influential mistress Madame de Pompadour, who died before she could ever inhabit it, it is Marie Antoinette who is most associated with the charming chateau.…
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Timeless Design at Versailles

I was somehow surprised that my girls voted a visit to Versailles as their favorite part of our week in Paris. It just shows the timeless relevance of classic French design and the memorable impact of the palace, gardens and splendor of 18th century court life.…
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Postcard From Paris

I had hoped to post this yesterday but since we have been very busy out and about, this little postcard from Paris was delayed. As this is my girls’ first trip to the French capital, we of course had to indulge in a bit of classic sightseeing.…
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Why Don’t You | Travel in Style

Taking my cue from the inimitable Ms. Vreeland and a page from J.J. Martin’s piece in today’s Off Duty section of the Wall Street Journal, I’m hoping more people realize how easy it is to travel in style. While I certainly see my fair share of well-dressed men and women flying the friendly skies, there is also a preponderance of those who feel that comfort cannot be synonymous with stylish or even neat attire.…
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