Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Paris Leaves Me 'Breathless'

Diane is heading to La Belle France—to conduct private research and work on projects

Paris updates and news and treats very soon—be sure to stay in touch. And in the meantime, if you are hungry for Paris, check my archives.

I have insider tips and information on Paris flea markets, Paris apartments, my own private Paris walking tours, as well as art I love and chic hotels.

Perhaps best of all there is my exclusive feature on top Paris designer, Jean-Louis Deniot. Find them all here on THE STYLE SALONISTE.

Newest from Paris, coming soon...

A bientot!



Oh Diane, have fun!

cotedetexas said...

Have a wonderful trip - can't wait to hear all about it!!

A Super Dilettante said...

I'm looking forward to your future blogs on Paris! Jean Seberg is so chic in this film with her stripey outfits. But I must admit that I had a crush on nonchalant Jean-Paul Belmondo while I watched this film the first time. My fascination with French men began after seeing this film!

Diane Dorrans Saeks said...

Hi Sally-

I am having fun. There's the YSL exhibit at the Petit Palais, and lots of art and antique auctions jumping at the moment. You'll hear about them.

News soon...some great insider tips.

You are the best. Last summer I went to Montparnasse cemetery and among other 'people' I visited there, was Jean Seberg's granite grave. It was covered with flowers.
I believe that Jean Paul Belmondo is still alive and kicking on the Riviersa-
very best, DIANE

Diane Dorrans Saeks said...


one which extra note...it was while watching Breathless and other French films as a young student of French that I also fell in love with French men...an enduring interest.

v best, D

Lisa Borgnes Giramonti said...

Ooh, Diane, I eagerly await your blow-by-blow reports on your adventures. I can already see you strolling down Rue de St. Honore, your stylish chicness making les femmes francais look ever so slightly dowdy. :) Bonne vacance! xx

Cristin // Simplified Bee said...

I am looking forward to seeing the treasures you find in Paris.

I am so excited you are blogging (heard through The Skirted Roundtable) and look forward to following you. You have been a mentor of mine for some time. Thank you!


vicki archer said...

Diane, I wanted to say how much I enjoyed your interview on The Skirted Round Table...Enjoy Paris, xv.

Clarity said...

A bientot Cherie,

As soon as I saw "Breathless" I had the memory of Jean Seberg calling "New York Herald Tribune!" one of my favourite parts of the film... and HOW I want that T-shirt.

Enjoy your Parisian delights, looking forward to reading your pearl drops now that I'm back, X.

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French-Kissed said...

I spend a couple of months a year in Paris, but my life there is less than glamorous ~ not to complain but I am so looking forward to "seeing" Paris through the sophistication of your eyes, Diane. I hope you enjoy every minute.


Diane Dorrans Saeks said...

Dear Lisa-
Thanks for your vote of confidence.
Warm here now, so Paris girls' uniform is either all-white linen (chic) and sandals, or jeans and light top and 'ballerines'...the ballet flats that girls here love.
My uniform..white linen. Works well for walking and galleries and exploring and everything in city...lots of energy, so rewarding.
cheers, D

Cristin-welcome and so pleased to welcome you to THE STYLE SALONISTE. please tune in often and send your comments and insights.

Hi Vicki-will be posting on Paris in a couple of weeks. It is CANICULE here for the moment and very warm. I love it. Must be hot in Provence. fondest.
Clarity--chere...lovely to hear from you with your felicitations and kind thoughts. Amicalement, DIANE
BONJOUR Stephane...merci mille fois a vous--et a bientot. Merci pour votre message. D
Jermaine-Your thoughts on Paris are so kind. I wish I could magically transport my friends here. It is a lovely sunny afternoon. Just walked with friend in the Jardin du Luxembourg...with an oompah band playing in the rotunda. Many of the best things, like that, in Paris, are totally free. I walk everywhere or take the Metro (fun and a challenge)...went antiquing at the Porte de Vanves and the marche at Rue Brancion...a hidden treat. French pastries afterwards to reward lots of walking.
Cheers to dearest friends...I love hearing from you and always so appreciate your good wishes and thoughts and ideas and insights.
So very wonderful and truly lovely, DIANE

Linda@ Lime in the Coconut said...

Oh...enjoy. I will, through you! Checking your archives now!

a bientot!

Gwen Driscoll said...

Hi Diane,

Hope you are having a fabulous time in Paris. Can't wait to hear about your adventure. I also wanted to let you know I finally had a chance to listen to your interview on The Skirted Roundtable. I can't thank you enough for you willingness to share your insight on so many subjects. For those of us with our nose to the grindstone daily churning out design work, having an interview full of great information from someone like you is priceless. I've told Joni, Megan & Linda they are like the "Charlie Rose Show" of the blog world....an hour full of information with no commercial breaks! Love it. Have a great week.


Karena said...

Diane, so excited to hear the news of yout trip. I know it will be scintilating! I loved your recent interview with my blog frinds on SRT.

Art by Karena

James XVI said...

I instantly recognized this still from one of my favorite films. I remember when I lived in Paris, in the nineties, Jean Paul Belmondo would sometimes appear on the local stage, his face adorning posters in the metro. 'Breathless' is, of course, the defining film of the New Wave genre, and I love Godard's attitude as a filmmaker, but my favorite Belmondo role from the 60's is in Truffaut's Mississippi Mermaid, with Catherine Deneuve.

I look forward to your Paris dispatches. Enjoy!

Square with Flair said...

I am so happy to have discovered your blog, and am enjoying reading archived articles. The pictures are wonderful, and I wish they had captions telling more about the subject...they intrigue me!

Freddy Victoria said...

Very jealous of your Paris trip. I really miss the markets! Will have to go soon while the Euro is still affordable! Looking forward to your posts. By the way, great images on your blog!