I’m an overly precocious student, published author in my country, successful bookworm, fashion follower,   stereotypes-hater, history obsessive, Francophile, run-away-from-me-if-you’re-boring, leisure artist, egocentric girl, faithful friend between brackets and personal adviser in my spare time (this being only a brief summary). When you don’t see me psychologically tormenting people with sarcastic lines or supposedly Socratic speeches (merely of a beginner), or shopping, or visiting museums, or doing conscientiously my homework, or whatever, you can most likely find me relishing a hot Starbucks mocha and fantasizing about having enough money to fulfill all my eccentricities (twins tiger as pets after Marchesa Casati’s habit, for example) . Also, I’m an indisputable INTJ of a psychological profile similar to Hannibal Lecter’s.

I can be funny or sociable, but most of the day I’m extremely critical, malicious and an overall scary character (ask the poor younger kids who enigmatically feel the urge to vanquish from my sight as soon as I lay my eyes on their surprised faces). Thus you can be grateful we’ll probably never meet. Let’s raise our fictional crystal glasses and Cheers to That!

  About the blog, you should most probably know this is actually my very first one, begun as a whim and having this major flaw of lacking a certain theme. Seriously, from funny historical information (whose power to amuse chiefly depends on your own perception), arts and fashion comments to miscellaneous discussions regarding basically anything which caught my attention,  I’ll post all I can think of, to better or worse.

It might really get messy and you deserve anticipated excuses for it, but that’s me: I can never select one thing from the broad spectrum of subjects I like, not in the detriment of others I believe equally important.

And as some of you may wonder (do you?)  where the blog’s name comes from, I decided to add this short footnote explanation:

it’s a mixture between my not-so-flattering nickname (Madame) and the French variant of calling the Queen of Spades (friends tell me we have the same black heart, which is not as untrue as I’d prefer).

Not knowing how to title it, I narcissistically but not unexpectedly put my pseudonym…

44 Responses to “Me, Myself & the Blog”

  1. Thank you for introducing me to Amelie. I had seen the image, of course, but am delighted to learn more of her. Your choice of muse is exquisite, my dear.

  2. Gerard Hannan Says:


  3. Hello, and thank you for visiting ritaLOVEStoWrite. It looks like you might enjoy some of the Shakespeare and Austen post too. I liked your John Singer Sargent. I spent a snowy afternoon once in the Boston Public Library exploring the murals. He’s long been a favorite of mine. Cheers,Rita

  4. mandakatartika Says:

    quite an amusing blog 🙂

  5. travelforthelove Says:

    I too am a Francophile! So many things in common actually. I look forward to keeping up with your posts! Best on your writing adventures 🙂

  6. Andera Says:

    You have a very nice blog !!

  7. Love your Style, Madame!

  8. aubrey Says:

    My dear Madame,
    Anyone who mentions the Marchesa in their profile is a worthy blogger, without a doubt. Loving your decadent posts!

  9. Hi Madame,
    Thanks for finding me, and it’s a pleasure to find you! 🙂

  10. Samuel Wood Says:

    Thanks for the like! Pretty crazy blog you got going here. I like it a lot!

  11. i always share your sites post with my friends. keep posting and i will follow you…

  12. artmoscow Says:

    Thank you for stopping by my blog. Those who love Sargent make good friends )

  13. Thanks for liking my Paradise Blown post. I also enjoy art and history. Look forward to seeing more of your stuff.

  14. Rob Viens Says:

    Thanks for “liking” the Beagle Project! I enjoyed reading more about Milton and other interesting aspects of history on your site.

  15. Long live Madame Pique! She’s garnered the Lovely Blog Award! Please click here for glory! http://tiarasandtrianon.wordpress.com/2012/12/10/another-honorific-another-chaplet-of-laurels/

  16. svensays Says:

    “Major flaw”? Nothing of the sort. The only possible flaw I see here is a “trough” which I believe should be a “through” in the paragraph that begins “Thus one of my main purposes – – “. Please delete this comment when you have considered it.

  17. When I first saw this title Me, Myself & the Blog MADAME de PIQUE on google I just whent and bookmark it. Hi, i believe that i saw you visited my weblog so i came to “return the favor”.I’m searching for things to improve my website!I suppose its okay to use a few of your concepts!!

  18. teamgloria Says:

    You appear utterly glorious.

    We shall follow and Listen Closely.

  19. Bonjour, Madame de Pique. Great name! Je suis enchantee de faire votre connaissance. And I love your stylish blog!

  20. anonymous Says:

    awesome site over here! Thanks for posting…

  21. Wow, amazing blog layout! How long have you been blogging for? you make blogging look easy. The overall look of your site is fantastic, as well as the content!. Especially your article about Me, Myself & the Blog, Madame!

  22. Thanks a bunch for visiting my blog. Stay tuned.

  23. Harold Green Says:

    Thank you for discovering me on my fb page. It gave me the opportunity to discover, explore and Follow your blog. I hope you take a peak at my blog http://www.throughharoldslens.com. Maybe we both will enjoy.

  24. Congratulations, Madame de Pique!

    I have nominated your blog for the Versatile Blogger Award.

    Learn more about the award here.

  25. Baju bayi Says:

    Wow, marvelous blog layout! How long have you been blogging for? you make blogging look easy. The overall look of your website is magnificent, as well as the content!.

  26. Noel Desvergnes Says:

    Wow, wonderful blog layout! How long have you been blogging for?

  27. Hi Patricia!

    Thanks for stopping by at my blog:)

    Your blog is really beautiful.And flawless.I understand why you called the lack of theme a major flaw,but I guess the eccentricity it creates is even more appealing.

    Oh and I simply LOVE the layout!
    All the best 🙂

  28. n8lewinski Says:

    I like what you have to say about Art and life and all that… very nice to stumble upon here, after someone followed my page, I looked at there’s and found one of your comments… look forward to seeing more

  29. Hello Patricia
    i’m glad you liked my post on my novel Fragments of Love. I no sooner noticed that you liked it than I pressed the wrong button and sent my blog into an impossible vortex, where it redirected to itself endlessly and no one could get in… Fortunately I was eventually able to elicit help from the antipodes to untangle the mess, so now after nearly two weeks it’s all up and running again…

    and meanwhile, I love your blog. It’s stunning!

    Catherine Louisa McKenzie

  30. Shalin Says:

    Wow! Nice about me page. Loved it! Especially the blog name and comment label about fingers(Lol!). The way you describe yourself, being true to yourself, that’s too good.Your blog design clearly manifests you as fashion freak.(I suppose!) Oh and nice pictures you got there.
    I will keep visiting considering you would share some historical knowledge and also since you call yourself precocious.

  31. petrel41 Says:


    I have nominated your blog for the Versatile Blogger Award.

    More about this nomination is at


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