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Paris Tue Jul 17 2018 07:30:31 GMT+0000 (UTC)
WHERE THE PARTY'S AT -- The weather in Paris has been amazing this summer, sunny and warm with hardly a trace of rain. Ive spent a lot of time outdoors in cafes, gardens and on my tours. If you still havent followed me on Instagram... The weather in Paris has been amazing t
Located in the town of Meudon, is another lesser known  Rodin Museum. It's a short Metro ride to the town, then you can trek up the hill or taxi. Also of note, Rodin's gravesite and his home where you can tour several of the rooms, including
There is an inscription to be read on the ceiling, in one of the rooms of the 16thcentury htel particulier (town house), Htel de Marle, in the Marais area. It reads POST FUNERA FIDUS, which, if something remains from my Latin lessons, should mean som
Backstory: In 1953, before they tore down the wonderful Baltard-designed Les Halles and turned it into an illegal drug selling center, I ate here and recall it as a traditional and ok place for a cynical adolescent. Sometime later, maybe...Backstory:
With bated breath and suspense, France waited for the outcome of the World Cup Final, which started at 5 PM yesterday. Cafes, pubs, and restaurants all around Paris were filled to the rafters with tense fans hoping, praying, and cheering.... With bat
Philippe and I had a wonderful weekend in Normandy, while attending the French country style wedding of his niece, Sophie. It was a fantastic occasion, and particularly special for me, as it was my first family-in-France wedding! Sophie and her famil
Celebrating with France tonight after their World Cup victory!
What a fabulous whirlwind the past few weeks have been ending in the grand finale - the two-day Salon des Champagnes et des Patisseries Fine at Pavillon Ledoyen Sunday was a festive family day and there wew many children (free from ages 3-10). Monday
I thought I should say a few words about this modest little square - named after Maurice Gardette, a resistant who was executed by the Nazis in 1941 and this for two major reasons:One reason is that this is where you can find one of the few metal scu
I’ve been thinking about Banana Bread lately, mostly due to an assortmentof bananas that are taking up valuable real estate in my freezer. Another issue that’s taken up (valuable) space in my brain has been trying to understand th
Vava in the 18th was my choice for my first meal freed from culinary deprivation and I wanted to make the best of it with Colette and two dear friends from downtown. The 20-25 menus and 38-60 carte choices are... Vava in the 18th was my choice for my
I’M WEARING >> Dress: Cotton Citizen | Blazer: Mango | Bag: ZARA | Boots: Filippa K | Sunglasses: RetroSuperFuture I would categorise this look as a uniform of sorts, not because it looks
As our minds and appetites naturally turn to the wonderful selection of fresh produce available in France at the moment, we thought it would be the perfect opportunity to catch up with our resident private Chef Brian and grill him, as it were, about
Ive been seeing a new doctor in the 13th arrondissement, near the Maison Blanche metro station. I am not very familiar with 13th arrondissement and the few times Ive visited it was to go to an Asian restaurant since theres... Ive been seeing a new do
The Gallia brewery has been producing artisan beers in Pantin (on the edge of Paris) since 2016, but the adventure started a number of years before that, and the brand itself was initially founded in the 19th century! Their success is now so great th
I have many photographs of French flags that I could have posted here today, but this one, taken two days after the terrorists attacks in 2015, seems more fitting.
For 3 days I've been doing hand-to-claw combat with a lobster. Finally I zeroed in on just painting the claw and capturing that inimitable 'lobster red' in watercolor. I think I nailed it.. There is almost no place I love better than Trouville sur me
The ancient heart of Paris gives its name to a recently published book by writer and journalist Agns Poirier, but rather than the history, geography or architecture of the district, it is an extraordinary period in its life in the middle of the twent
I dont know what finally will become of this little park, in the middle of Montmartre. There is in Paris a Cit Internationale des Arts which was created in 1965 and which offers international artists-in-residence programs. Most of their activity take
We find ourselves eating in, rather than going out, more than not. For one thing, the food is often better, or just simpler. Maybe I’m getting grouchy, but after a recipe trip where I ate our every meal, all I wanted was a plate of grilled
When there is a line in Paris, you know you’ve stumbled upon something new and trendy. Recently, we waited in a line at the Station F, a small business incubator and one of the newest hot spots in Paris. Housed in a former rail station in t
The Grand Coeur in the 4th is a place where Ive had at least 2 fine meals before and whose executive chef Mauro Colagreco's cooking in Menton included the best grilled bass of my life. But something has happened. Colette... The Grand Coeur in the 4th
I’M WEARING >> Dress: Massimo Dutti | Jacket: ZARA | Bag: Moschino(On Sale) | Sneakers: Puma Just a very monochrome look, but perfect for an office day (for me), as I am sure you would prefer not t
In Paris, there are many opportunities to hear chamber music, but this series is truly unique. It makes the music approachable. Sinfonietta, a Paris chamber music organization, sponsors a series called Music by the Glass which features intimate conce
Everybody likes a good deal when shopping, right? And if it's while shopping in Paris, even better. Say hello to the sales, known as les soldes! ... Read on for our guide to help you make the most out of the sales in Paris! The post Soldes in France:
On my trip to Chateau de Chaumont-Sur-Loire last month, I visited the chateau in addition to the gardens. Once inside, I was attracted to the beautifully detailed colored and leaded glass windows throughout the chateau. The veins running through the.
Paris Writers News flash: Jamaican author Alecia McKenzie is teaching the short story / novella course at the Paris Writers Workshop in June:    Alecia McKenzie will teach a short story master class  at the Paris Writers
Lush, even in November!
I was supposed to show up at this last nite !!! Grrrr My landlord had a lute concert in our jardin and I HAD to show up!I missed FABUOULOUS PASTRIES from FOU DE PATISSERIE at the new MAIDON PLISSON. GrrI borrowed tis pic from the @chezsharonparis..th
There’s an area nearour hotelsthat has a village-like atmosphere to it, with paved streets and a swimming pool that’s a listed monument. It’s here also that your find ‘la petite Alsace’ and &#8211
Banksy still anonymous - is today probably the most famous of living graffiti artists. Using the stencilling technique his works have often a political, social touch, but mostly with some sense of more or less dark humour. In December 2013, there was
It’s not every day, or every year (or every decade, unfortunately) that I get to spend some time with my family in Los Angeles. So I was excited by the chance to join them, not in L.A., but in Hawaii. Europeans don’t generally go
I’m not in London anymore. When I moved back to Paris after a year and a half in the UK, this became clear on many levels. The baguettes. The smoking. The cafés. It was all just as I had left it — almost.  One
That whole area is weird wrote Jonathan, encouraging me to look into a metropolitan mystery that had been bugging him on his daily cycle commute to work. Theres the road that stops, starts again and splits into two, a church that looks more like a ho
La Condesa in the 9th popped up unheralded on the rue de Rodier less than a year ago and every time we go, Chef Indira Carillo welcomes us, saunters around, chats everyone up at length and generally doesnt look like... La Condesa in the 9th popped up
I’M WEARING >> Pink suit: Suistudio | Shoes: Adidas | Scarf: MANGO | Bag: Karl Lagerfeld If you are into making a statement and secretly in love with pink corduroy, this suit is also for you. I hav
>more The Left Bank continues to step up on the Paris cocktail scene with its own speakeasy, Fitzgerald, hidden within a restaurant of the same name, which serves a simple, seasonal menu. Located in a relatively residential area not far from
We brought Bb Chri recently to the Luxembourg Garden for a day of kids fun and frolicking that was absolutely fantastic! For 4 we had 30 minutes of stick weilding fun as our three-year-old brandished his boat stick with excitement and we raced after
One of the main reasons people travel to France is the food. While we'd all love to bring home a personal French chef to recreate all our favorite French dishes, fortunately we can at least bring home some of the ingredients they'd use to stock our o
Every year Chamount-Sur-Loire chateau hosts a garden show with a theme. Now in its 27th edition, Gardens of Thought is the theme for 2018, celebrating the written word. Twenty-five international landscape designers were given a plot of land collabora
Paris writer Victoria Cyr interviews Michael Mandaville about his new novel, A Cold Death -- An Aristotle Witzer Mystery, set in Paris. It started when he saw an article about a hidden movie theater in the tunnels under the Trocadero. Recently Victor
Lovely view from Jardin du Luxembourg.
THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU for all the glorious messages and comments dear PBers, OH HAPPY DAY! I have been on cloud 9. Did I say I WILL BE PAINTING PASTRIES at the champagne event on 8-9 July?! PLEASE COME watch me noodle if y
It’s been six months now since the Fondation Pierre Berg – Yves Saint Laurent changed into the Yves Saint Laurent Museum, celebrating the life and work of the clothes designer who died ten years ago. It’s the only museum
I am thrilled to be part of this year's New Orleans Poetry Festival. The schedule of events is jam packed with exciting readings, panels and book tables. Here is a link to the entire schedule: http://www.nolapoetry.com/2018Schedule And here are the 2
The other day I found this in my little garden. Suddenly, this tree was full of flowers, big flowers and a few hundred still preparing to explode. I will have flowers for many days to come! By the way, anybody knows the name of this tree?&am
I took a break for some quality family time, which, by happy coincidence, included a dose of beach time as well. Now I’m back and figuring out the best way to keep my tan (which I rarely get) so I can look as sporty as the Parisians, who se
New York Times best-selling author of the Aimée Leduc mystery series set in Paris, Cara Black spends a lot of the time in the city interviewing locals to research her books. I've known Cara for a long time (we even launched our books toget
I am thrilled with this months book selection. Everyday Monet by Aileen Bordman, is the ultimate book for everything Monet. Filled with sumptuous spring and summer photos of the magical gardens and home, Everyday Monet is part guidebook, lifestyle bo