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Tales of the Cape from the Left Bank

Paris1 Last weekend my mother and I took the Eurostar from London to Paris to visit my daughter who lives in the 15th arrondissement. 

Paris in the fall was fabulous.  We enjoyed the street-dancing & music in lively rue Mouffetard on Sunday, the awesome Jacquemart-André Museum in Boulevard Haussmann on Monday and the bustling street market in rue St Charles on Tuesday.Jacquemart%20interieur

This trip was part of my gift to my mother in a special birthday year and the highlight was the surprise rendezvous which my American cousin from Lexington, Mass., and I had arranged in a restaurant on the left bank, La Boussole (it specialises in the use of world spices in French cuisine – go there!).

It was a wonderful family reunion, and great fun catching up with all the trans-Atlantic news.  My cousin spent his summer in his seaside home in Chatham on Cape Cod.  We were spellbound by his account of the recent arrival of thousands of seals on the sand spits there, which sounded enchanting until he explained how not only are they are destroying the local fish stocks, causing concern to the New England fishing industry, but they are also attracting great white sharks which are coming dangerously close to the shore.  Both are protected species so resolving the issue so that the refreshing Atlantic waters will once again be safe for bathing is presenting a dilemma for the authorities. 

If you would like to – safely! – indulge in a touch of the beauty of the Cape this fall, the shimmery shades of sea and shore are reflected in one of our most magnificent handknits of the collection, our Nantucket Cardigan, an exclusive, limited-edition art knit designed for us by the renowned textile artist, Kaffe Fassett.  Submerge yourself in the silky softness of this pima cotton creation and be a stylish sensation of the season!

Ann Parker-Smith, PC Europe, Goring-on-Thames, England

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