The mansion pictred above, the Museé Jacquemart-Andre´, in Paris, France, was the venue for a cocktail reception and dinner. The photo was taken before the guests would arrive.
The Musèe Jacquemart-Andrè was once a private home of Èdouard Andrè (1833-1894) and wife Nèlie Jacquemart to display the art they collected during their lives.Èdouard spent most of his fortune buying works of art and then exhibited them in his new mansion built in 1869. He married a well-known society painter, Nèlie. Every year the couple traveled to Italy collecting large amounts of art for their collection, now one of the finest collections of Italian art in France. The mansion, with it's spectacular art collection, was bequeathed to the Institut de Franc.
Calla lillys in glass vases adorned each table and the champagne just kept flowing (notice the smile on my hsband's face?)
During dinner, we were treated to the hauntingly beautiful voice of this Parisian singer, and Edith Piaf sound alike.
She delighted us and was accompanied by a pianist, accordionist and a bassist.
As the evening drew to a close, everyone was extraordinarily full and longed to return to the hotel.