I’m a native New Yorker who lives in (+ is in love with) Paris. Pourrie Pourrie. Paname. And all the sour names, fetid smells, glorious splendors + off-beat tunes that come with it.
With a background in Art History and a past in print magazine editing (the culture-list editor at Vanity Fair, a scout for Conde Nast Traveler, etc), I’ve distilled such aesthetic hoverings to a company called THATLou, Treasure Hunt At The Louvre. We run a general public Hunt the first Sunday of each month (each one with a different theme, most of which are bilingual), and several targeted hunts throughout the month. For a menu of the various themes take a look here and here’s a tab on how to participate.
So if you’re tempted to dig up some magnificent treasure, partake in some fierce competition, and meet new people along the way, please contact me at:
Apart from that(Lou), this site is a platform for Paris musings. Sporadically I’ll address a project I’ve been attacted to for years: 19th Century Parisian iron and glass. And then no Paris blog would be a blog without the usual visits to and around the city, on both tangible and theoretical levels. Both my husband, El Argentino, and toddler, STORSH, make guests appearances, both known and unbeknownst to them.
Overall, however, this site is devoted to its namesake: THATLou. Most posts address the Louvre and its treasures as well as other museums. Prior to going on a hunt it’s worthwhile to type the theme of your hunt into the search box, because you never know which article will feed you info answering a craftily embedded bonus question in your Treasure Hunt At The Louvre! Here’s an example.
The header photo on each of the site’s pages is of the enormous d’Orsay train station clock, distorted through the rim of a vase. How THATLou appropriate is that??? Time: distorted and looooooming over a museum!