Midnight at Faubourg – in search of Alber Elbaz

The clock strikes twelve. Midnight in Paris, and the city seems calm and quiet. But a signal beams out from the Eiffel Tower: a call to Super H! Something’s afoot. Masked and cloaked, the proud horse atop the Hermès building undergoes a strange metmorphosis, ready for action. We watch breathlessly as he prepares to take flight – a modern Pegasus for the world of the comic strip. (Source: Hermès) About two years ago Hermès introduced a wonderful new design, Minuit au Faubourg, designed by Dimitri Rybaltchenko. Rybaltchenko is one of my favourite current designers at Hermès, always with a nod […]

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Happy Easter with my Eiffel Tower sugar cookies

Ready for a sugar overload? I love Easter for some very simple facts: it’s beginnning to get more spring-like (hope lives, yeah!), it’s four days off from work (double-yeah!) and it’s a holiday where, at least for me, there are no mandatory obligations. I don’t have to do anything. There are no presents to buy or parties to go to or even special food I have to cook, unless I want to (which I do, but that’s besides the point).  I can spend the weekend, baking, sewing, doing nothing and basically eating the equivalent of my own weight in chocolate eggs. Which brings me […]

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