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Eiffel Tower glitters and dazzles for New Year’s Eve

The Eiffel Tower will become a “giant Chistmas tree” as Paris rings in the New Year with a spectacular light and music show, city officials said Wednesday. The “unique and magical” display will round off a year which saw the tower, one of the world’s most visited sites, mark its 120th birthday and usher in [...]

The Designers’ Christmas Trees

On December 08, 2009 Marie Christiane Marek hosted “The Designers’ Christmas Trees” at the Cite de l’architecture et du patrimoine in Paris. World-famous designers have sold 20 Christmas trees for a total of 41,500€ to be donated to The Foundation headed by France’s First Lady Carla Bruni-Sarkozy. Since 1996 several famous names have taken part, [...]

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Lagerfeld Reinvents SpongeBob

Karl Lagerfeld gave a SpongeBob SquarePants doll a makeover for a Paris fundraiser for the World Wildlife Fund (WWF). The figurine was outfitted in the image of his maker, with Karl’s signature dark shades, a white shirt and fingerless gloves. This auction of celebrity look-a-like dolls was held on the 26th of November at the [...]

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Christmas lights by J-C de Castelbajac

Jean-Charles de Castelbajac designs the Christmas lighting for the facade of the BHV (Bazaar de l’Hotel de Ville) department store this year in Paris. A funky neon-lit facade will be lit up on November 17, with the help of powerful vocals performed by 28-year-old, Arkansas-born Beth Ditto of the group Gossip.

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Incase for Apple Store, Carrousel du Louvre

Featuring a bold geometric pattern inspired by the Louvre Pyramid, this collection from Incase was designed and created for the November 2009 opening of the Apple Store, Carrousel du Louvre, in Paris, France.

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La Tour d’Argent’s Big Wine Auction

The Tour d’Argent restaurant in Paris is to sell 18,000 bottles of wine and spirits in an auction which is expected to raise about a million euros.

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