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PARIS (SQUARE BERLIOZ—9th arr.), Wi-Fi, 3BR/2Bth, beautiful full-floor condo, 4th floor, elevator. Tel.: (415) 922-8888.

PARIS—5TH. Blue-state special. Elegant ground-floor studio. 17th-century building, steps from Seine, opposite Notre Dame. Gourmet kitchen. Sleeps three. One week minimum.

FRANCE/ITALY border. Romantic, spacious garden flat. Breathtaking, uninterrupted Mediterranean views.  2/3 bedrooms.

AIX-EN-PROVENCE, HEART OF TOWN. Two bedroom, quiet, steps to shops, restaurants; garage; Wi-Fi, patio. Perfect for exploring Provence. $1,450 weekly.

PARIS 16TH: Large one-bedroom, elevator, métro Mirabeau; très français. All creature comforts. $1450/wk, two week minimum.

ITALY, TUSCANY 5 bedroom, 5 bathroom villa, spectacular views, gorgeous pool and gardens, 5 star reviews.

PROVENCE: Queen Victoria loved it. Matisse and Picasso painted it. YOU will adore it.

BARCELONA furnished sunny, quiet two bedroom, 1.5 bathrooms in central Sagrada Familia, family friendly neighborhood, elevator building, Wi-Fi, washing machine, €3,000/month. For further information:

ITALY, UMBRIA/TUSCANY BORDER. 4 bedroom 4 bathroom farmhouse with private pool overlooking Lake Trasimeno with breathtaking views.

PARIS—MARAIS. Renovated 17th-century, tri-level, top-floor, courtyard apartment. Central, quiet, exposed beams, hardwood floors, fireplace, fully equipped. Nonsmokers. Week/Month. (206) 723-6538;


Real Estate

TANGLEWOOD 8 MILES AWAY; hilltop home in New York Berkshires, 7+ forested acres. Architect-designed; light-filled; mountain views over Queechy Lake to Hudson River and beyond. 3,100 sq.ft., open plan kitchen, DR, and LR; 3 BR & den; 2.5 baths; Sedgwick elevator; 2 WBFs. Screened porch and open deck; 2-car garage. Exceptional value for quality of build. $575,000. (413) 329-1162,

NEW ZEALAND ESCAPE. 3 bedroom 2 bath New Zealand hilltop home with mountain sea vista ten minutes’ walk to town and one hour flight to capital city Wellington; NZ$650,000 (US$450,000). See more at


Looking to Rent

AMERICAN ARTIST (PAINTER) looking for short term rental on the Irish coast or English coast where I can work on a series of paintings. Prefer close to the ocean and rural location. Heated barn or shed for studio space more than adequate.


Personal Services

EROTIC EXPLOSION. Let me blow your mind, your ultimate erogenous zone. Provocative talk with educated beauty. No limits. (866) 540-7588.

DANIELLE’S LIP SERVICE. Ebony beauty, adult phone sex, and web cam. (773) 935-4995.

SEXY ITALIAN. Let a sultry, mature, Italian woman take you into her world of sensual massage. (917) 520-1131.

UNIQUE EROTIC THERAPY. Extraordinary Touch. Unforgettable. Discreet; private. West Village, NYC. By appointment only. (212) 645-4995.



NYC MATCHMAKING SERVICE is offering complimentary memberships to men. Meet attractive, accomplished individuals who are interested in long-term, substantive companionship. (212) 877-5151;

GENUINE KINDNESS and a wonderfully irreverent sense of humor in a guy (68–78) would be cherished by this slender, spirited NYC woman with a passion for the arts, and a desire for a life rich in companionship.

64, 5’8”, FIT, FUN, FEMALE, flexible… sexy/elegant, interested, educated, independent, Jewish, engaged in life. Prefer brainy professional man age 60-67. LT romantic partnership/marriage. (917) 836-7876.

ENERGETIC, ECLECTIC ATTORNEY, 69, seeks woman who knows there is more to life. NYR Box 68070

SHARED CONNECTIONS? Care about lively conversation, intellectual history, classical music, Renaissance art, et al.? Semiretired Manhattan woman interested in hearing from man, 65+, who would like to explore possible companionship.

OLDER WOMAN—FIT, ATTRACTIVE, full life, including important work, rewarding family, friends, nevertheless misses there being a compatible particular someone. Please send bio and photo. NYR Box 68075

I’VE DREAMED IT. I’ve had it built. I’ve spread it with linen sheets. Now who will inhabit my hand-carved Tree of Life bed with me? You can see my co-creation at Shackleton-Thomas’s website. My only complaint: Charlie promised to name it Susan’s Dream, and didn’t. A beautiful woman in NYC seeks love and makes magic. Be 55 to 65, strong and healthy. Say hello at


Community living



BOOK SEARCH. Old, rare, and out-of-print books. Marsha J. Shapiro: (212) 595-4219;

W.B. YEATS’ A VISION “translated” into plain English

BACH AS YOU’VE NEVER UNDERSTOOD HIM. Why Bach?: An Audio-Visual Appreciation, at


Online Course


Professional Services

RETIRED AV-RATED ATTORNEY seeks interesting non-legal engagements devising, negotiating, drafting, and mediating creative solutions to business, financial, and real estate problems. Will travel as necessary. All discussions held in complete confidence. Please reply to

TRUSTED AND CONFIDENTIAL ADVISOR—overwhelmed with key decisions you must make on your own? I offer customized services to help you evaluate your options re: investments, taxes, RE, legal, ins, pers issues, more. I work only for you—retired sr exec & 100% independent. I can be your ‘eyes-and-ears’ to help you with the challenges of making important decisions.




STUDY WATERCOLOR IN PROVENCE, aboard luxurious Uniworld river cruise, June 21–July 1, 2018. Contact:; Tel: (212) 267-5414.

THINKING OF PORTUGAL? Don’t go without the classic guide to Europe’s new “it” destination. Slow Roads! Beautiful Drives Through Portugal for Cars & Motorcycles. Available on Amazon.



ESSAYS ON ARTISTS AND WRITERS. How does art’s object relate to its subject?


Writer’s services

TIME TO WRITE YOUR MEMOIR? Ghostwriting by New York Times best-selling author-biographer. Free consultation. (917) 673-6341.


Furniture Wanted




A GIANT TOWERING SEQUOIA starts out as a mere tiny seed. Similarly, my comprehensive ideas and strategies for saving the planet can start out as “a mere tiny seed” (with relatively modest philanthropic funding).