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Legendary soprano Maria Callas — surely the very definition of the word diva — was born a century ago. In many ways, Maria seems timeless, eternal — such was her artistic impact on the world. In fact, she died way too young: in 1977 at the age of 53, in her Paris apartment at 36 […]

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It’s one of the delightful quirks of Parisian history that the most iconic French New Wave figure — not to mention one of the most quintessentially à-la-parisienne beauties — just happened to have been born and bred far from the City of Light. Following in the footsteps of the likes of Edith Wharton and Joséphine […]

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Catherine Deneuve has long been the epitome of Parisian elegance, from her starlet period in the early 1960s to now, as she celebrates her 80th birthday. Here, some of her most iconic Parisian moments … Early 1960s: Blonde Ambition Catherine had already scored a few small movie parts when, at the age of 17, she […]

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French pharmacies are celebrated for their streamlined, serious skincare (think multi-purpose repair balm Homéoplasmine, original cleansing water Bioderma Sensibio H2O, and the A313 skin-toning retinol cream). But if you scrounge around the shelves for long enough, you’ll also come across some irresistibly pretty buys that double perfectly as sweet souvenirs … 1. Roger & Gallet […]

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