Going on 4 hours of redeye sleep, armed with an iPhone, a baguette and 3 cafe au laits, The Petit Palais was first on Jason's list.
Designed by Charles Girault for the 1900 exhibition, the Beaux-Arts palace was stunning. It's immaculate, free and seemingly forgotten about-- I had the place to myself! (There might have been 2 dozen other people there) The giant gilded repousse doors, the Juvarra-esque baroque plaster ceilings and the surprisingly intimat natural oak paneled rooms hit every one of my soft spots. I told them I'd take it, and am moving in at the end of the month! House warming party date tbd--send gifts to the current Atelier Williamsburg studio.
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