The Making of: French Porcelain

The Sèvres factory was renowned as one of the best porcelain manufacturers in Europe at the time. Originally housed in the royal château at Vincennes, it changed facilities to Sèvres in 1756, and three years later was bought outright by Louis XV.

The Character Conundrum: Chasing Butterflies

Every night, I waited for Peter Pan to take me to Neverland. That's not a joke. All you preteens waiting for your Hogwarts letter had no idea how bad it could really be. I wasn't old enough to even consider that Peter Pan might be fictional. I really waited. And waited.