Lacroix dresses trains

April 26, 2005 | By Paris Update | What's New Potpourri

High Speed, High Fashion Above: relaxing first-class color scheme. Below: more vibrant second-class hues. April 27, 2005: One endearing thing about the French is the way they have of dressing up public servants, even meter maids, in designer outfits. Air … Read More

Batoligne

April 26, 2005 | By Paris Update | What's New Potpourri

Commuting on the Seine A regular water bus may soon run up and down the Seine. April 6, 2005: Following a recent meeting of municipal and transport authorities, it seems likely that a regular water-bus line, to be called the … Read More

Hom ad campaign

April 26, 2005 | By Paris Update | What's New Potpourri

Lingerie for Metrosexuals Whatever you think of these ads, they are certainly eye-catching. April 27, 2005: Women and some men in Paris, Marseille and Aix-en-Provence were given a treat last month when the underwear maker Hom launched an eye-popping new … Read More

The end of auto tyranny ?

March 14, 2005 | By Paris Update | What's New Potpourri

Mayor Starts Revolution Will the Marais be free of snarled traffic someday? March 15, 2005: Paris Mayor Bertrand Delanoë has changed Paris in a number of small ways since he took office in 2001 – creating Paris Plage and founding … Read More