Friday, November 30th, 2012

Rich Places Rich

"The family’s patriarch and matriarch keep a low profile, splitting their time between a large, lavishly furnished apartment on Paris' famous Left Bank and a 6,000 acre estate in the sought-after Loire Valley."
Don't you think there's something going wrong over at Forbes when they decide they have to apply descriptors to "Left Bank" and "Loire Valley"?

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Anarcissie (#3,748)

I'd say that Forbes has correctly judged the intellectual dimensions of their readers. It's quite possible that the writer him- or herself might have had to look up 'Left Bank' and 'Loire Valley', or get the word around the office from some elderly hipster. This is a reason, magazines, not to automatically fire everyone over 38! You might want to keep a few around.

libmas (#231)

And yet, they just know we'll feel a twinge or recognition when we come across the name Radziwill: "Isabelle d’Ornano also comes from aristocratic stock, descended from Poland’s Queen Barbara Radziwill (yes, that Radziwill — her uncle was Jackie Kennedy Onassis’ brother-in-law)."

I'm actually kind of surprised they didn't say "Paris, France."

stuffisthings (#1,352)

I thought the Forbes line was that since Hollande's election every French person who's not on welfare is fleeing the country post haste?

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