Category Archives: King Louis XIV


Life Imitates Art: In “A FRENCH FINISH” by Robert Ross, a quirky crew of Harvard art historians re-creates a ‘fake’ Louis XVI desk and pass it off as the real thing. My father wrote this award-winning mystery-adventure and it was … Continue reading

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Lafayette’s Hermione: A TransAtlantic Story – SEA HISTORY Magazine

In 1779, frigate Hermione (air-mee-OHN) was the sleek French warship that carried General Lafayette to America in 1780, a voyage that directly culminated in the American-French victory at Yorktown in 1781. The current Hermione is an authentically built replica, launched … Continue reading

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Lascivious Legumes from France

If you love legumes, then you have to look at a new book entitled Vilmorin: The Vegetable Garden.  Published by Taschen, the plates comprise a stunning collection of large format print reproductions of the most amazing garden vegetables you’ll ever … Continue reading

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