Living La Diva Loca – Part 5 – Little Black Book
tone+Steps+Louvre.JPG”>to 10px; CURSOR: hand; TEXT-ALIGN: center” alt=”” src=”http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_kcTb8DnPVW4/R1KahWJWvuI/AAAAAAAAAeo/4xqktOqylGc/s400/Cobblestone+Steps+Louvre.JPG” border=”0″ />
Mimi Banks is a professional, dynamic and fun photographer. As an American, she is a native English speaker, yet she speaks French like a true Parisian and can do the talking for you when you’re out and about on “les rues” should your French be “pas bien”. Visit Mimi Bank’s web page to find out more information. Although, if I recall, her website is a little out of date, so perhaps it’s best to email Mimi today to find out what she can do for you…. to:firstname.lastname@example.org”>email@example.com .
Of course, if you’re going to have your pictures done, why not have your hair done too?
While I can’t name names (for a lady never tells), I can say that when a certain former first lady is in town she always stays with her friends at the American Ambassador’s residence and, before public appearances, relies upon Laurie’s magic touch to fluff her jet-lagged hair.
Lastly, Laurie happens to be one of my favorite people in Paris. Wisconsin born and bred, Laurie offers a brand of down-home hospitality not often found amongst all the pretty people in Paris. She also happens to have a life story that would be the perfect starting point in a best-selling plot of a John le Carré novel. Back in Green Bay, Laurie met and married an Algerian hotelier and lived in North Africa for several years before taking up residence in Paris a decade ago when her husband took over a Parisian hotel. It was in Algeria when she made her niche, becoming known as “the hairstylist of the Embassies” and since then she has been charming her way into the hearts of hundreds of private clients. Her fee structure is quite comparable to a “coiffeur de quartier” and is “un vrai bon marché” given her expertise, exclusive clientele and the fact that she comes to you in the privacy of your own home or hotel. Plus, as my mom said after Laurie did her hair, “this is the best haircut I’ve ever had.”
I can’t give you Laurie’s phone number or email address, as it’s private, but if you email The Antiques Diva at to:firstname.lastname@example.org”>email@example.com I’ll be happy to connect you with Paris’ best kept secret – an American coiffeur extraordinaire!
The Antiques Diva™
Check out the Living La Diva Loca Series!
Part 1 – Haute Couture Ball Gown Shopping
Part 2 – Shoe Shopping
Part 3 – Tuxedo Shirt Shopping
Part 4 – to.html” target=”_blank”>A Night To Remember
Part 5 – Little Black Book