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Louis Xiv

Live Like Royalty -- Even if Only for a Saturday Night

Sidonie Sawyer | Posted 08.16.2015 | Travel
Sidonie Sawyer

Last night, we decided to escape the heat of the city by leaving Paris for the evening, and it worked -- the temperature was actually a bit lower in the countryside, a relief after a hard day's heat wave.

The Mona Lisa Stolen By Museum Worker!

Sidonie Sawyer | Posted 05.26.2015 | Arts
Sidonie Sawyer

On Sunday August 20, 1911, Peruggia realized what is known as the greatest art robbery of the 20th century.

You Don't Know Fizz About Champagne, The Royal Drink

Sidonie Sawyer | Posted 02.21.2015 | Taste
Sidonie Sawyer

If you check the label and see the origin and the name Champagne on the bottle, you can be assured you are drinking the real thing.

Live from the Toronto Film Festival: Wednesday, Sept. 10

Marshall Fine | Posted 11.11.2014 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Entitlement is also an issue in Noah Baumbach's wonderfully acidic While We're Young, which captures a pair of Gen-Xers, Josh and Cornelia (Ben Stiller and Naomi Watts), at a crisis point.

Cooking Art History: Dining With Matisse

Maite Gomez-Rejon | Posted 07.16.2014 | Home
Maite Gomez-Rejon

Matisse lived during France's Belle Époque. Café culture was at its height, and cafés were where artists came together to exchange stories, discuss ground breaking artistic styles, and eat good food. This good food has a history.

I Think My Wedding Table Exploded

Karin Tanabe | Posted 03.26.2014 | Weddings
Karin Tanabe

I heard you had a smidge of trouble interpreting the 35-page PowerPoint presentation of my wedding table vision that I overnighted to you. Personally, I'm confused by your confusion, but I'm guessing it had something to do with my Louis XIV-meets-great-plains-of-Nebraska table theme?

PHOTOS: Is This The World's Fanciest Coffee Grinder?

Aaron Sankin | Posted 11.26.2012 | San Francisco

As just a momentary glimpse of Louis XIV's royal chateau at Versailles makes abundantly clear, the French royal family knew how to live. At least unti...

Everybody Sleeps Where? In Paris, For Luxury, Hotel Plaza Athenee

Mara Gibbs | Posted 10.21.2011 | Travel
Mara Gibbs

I believe that Paris has the most luxurious hotels, restaurants, shops and homes anywhere. I am going to take you on a journey to some of the most lavish and fabulous hotels, restaurants, shops and homes.

Janet Jackson Performs At The Louvre

AP | By JENNY BARCHFIELD | Posted 08.15.2011 | Arts

PARIS -- It's a safe bet that the Louvre Museum, that hallowed sanctum that houses the Venus de Milo, the Mona Lisa and countless other priceless arti...

Louis XIV's Secret Wife

The New York Review of Books | Benedetta Craveri | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Fly High & Fall Benedetta Craveri, Translated from the Italian by Miranda Robbins The New York Review of Books The Secret Wife of Louis XIV: Franço...