Prepare yourself psychologically, I’m all over the place today. No rhyme, no reason — subheads may help give my stream of consciousness some cohesion.
What Is “Every-Other-Person You Know” Doing These Days?
That was the question posed by no less than three major French publications last week. And the answer is (!) the famous Dr. Dukan diet. It’s true, almost everyone I know is on it (or is it, “doing it”?)
My friend Carole tells me she has seen splashy headlines in the States touting its fast, miraculous weight loss promises.
I’m still eating his pancake/blini/crepe breakfast thingie every morning. I absolutely love it — wheat and oat bran, one egg and I’m told, substitute Greek yogurt for the recipe’s final ingredient of no fat frommage blanc. If you want the exact measurements again, let me know and I’ll have Cherie give them to you on Thursday.
In Passing. . .
We have here a “mini dress” constructed out of kitchen utensils in the display window of the Galeries Lafayette.
Hope you can see it well enough to ummm, “appreciate” it?
I Thought They Were Offering Free Samples
Another of my caught on the fly photos. This one at Printemps last week in front of the Louis Vuitton in-store boutique. Note the cord keeping over zealous shoppers dying to drop thousands of Euros to have something with LV splashed on it to prove, “Yes, I own a status symbol,” and willing to wait hours for the opportunity.
Louis Vuitton is so ubiquitous one must wonder whether it even qualifies as a symbol of status these days.
There were more people in this line than on the Champs Elysees for the opening of a hot, new film or the magnificent Monet exhibition at the Grand Palais. If you will be in Paris over the next few months the exhibition runs until February, 2011.
On top: La Pominade by Claude Monet