If you're staying near the Champs Elysées and like fine teas, coffees, wines and preserves, you're in luck. Hédiard is a luxury brand founded in 1854 by Ferdinand Hédiard, who built the business up from scratch. In the early days he sold produce from a cart near the Place des Victoires, and after a few years had amassed a sufficient fortune to buy a building on the place de la Madeleine, which is still a shop and restaurant belonging to the company.
It's showcase boutique on avenue George V is also like journeying through time, with a selection of exotic produce and great gift ideas that ooze old school French charm.
Their jellied fruit sweets are legendary, with interesting flavours such as mango & jasmine to tempt you, but there's also a huge selection of savoury produce with enticing sauces and spices to give your cooking some extra pzazz!
Collection of the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
Rejoice, Warhol and Lichtenstein's fans! Here's your opportunity to appreciate the work of these and other classic American pop artists.
The renowned Musee Maillol of Paris, France, is displaying the "Pop Art - Icons That Matter" exhibit in a showcase that takes place from now until January 21st, 2018.
These pieces will highlight the wit, whimsy, and cultural revolutions of the U.S. during the 60's and 70's, which makes it a prime opportunity for visitors to engage with the culture and values of both of these pivotal decades, with the focus on American consumerism.
Indeed, there was a sharp difference the budding trend of abstract expressionism and the "pop" art style -- an approach that offered a unique perspective on everyday American objects and concepts.
Although this collection of classics from respected artists of both decades is both dazzling and bold, bear in mind that irony and sarcasm are ultimately the driving force behind these famous pieces.