(Not quite) Wordless Wednesday #143: Red Metro Chairs

I am attracted by the color red so when I see it out in the world it calls to me.  I don't know how news these metro seats that I saw in several stations in Paris actually are, but they look new and I don't recall seeing them before.  One thing for sure, I love them! How about you? Do you have a favorite color that calls to you? … [Read more...]

Baguette to Bistro: Context Travel Paris Food Tour

Shortly after the Parisian Bloggers Meet-up in October of 2009, where I met Lily of Context Travel, Mr. Misadventures and I read a little blurp in Business Week (followed by an article in Condé Nast Traveler) about the concept of context travel and remarked that finally this was the way to do a "tour."  Not those obnoxious things with thirty people getting on a bus, stopping at a monument and … [Read more...]

Friday Food Foto – Angelina's Croque Madame

With me recovering from food poisoning this week, food was far from being my number one priority. Nonetheless it was a tough choice this week. Which one of the nearly 100 food photos over a course of four days of eating do I highlight from Paris?  In the end I went with the Croque Madame from Angelina. I lived in France for three years, have visited Paris a dozen times but had never had this … [Read more...]

Photo of the Day: French Door Series #5 Paris Old

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(Not quite) Wordless Wednesday #142: Opera Room

As many times as I have been to Paris there are still many, many places within the city that I have yet to visit.  Whenever I visit I try to balance a mixture of old favorites and new sites or experiences. I just returned from an extended weekend in Paris (arrived Thursday, left Monday) in which I dined with girlfriends, took two food tours and visited a studio for food classes; went to a museum, … [Read more...]

Photo of the Day: French Door Series #2 Paris Green

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Photo of the Day: French Door Series #1 Cancale

Location: Cancale, France. … [Read more...]

Holiday Highlight: Lola’s Cookies

This Holiday Highlight is for my Parisians friends, or anyone who may be traveling to Paris in January! A few months after my pal Lindsey of Lost in Cheeseland launched her business, Lola's Cookies with partner Chloe, I had the opportunity to interview the lovely ladies about their new endeavor. These ladies are hard at working baking American-style cookies and brownies for Parisians and expats … [Read more...]

Saturday Six #88

The weekend before Christmas, ack where did all the time go? I am so busy at work and trying to prepare for vacation that I have hardly seen the days pass! I will be happy to unplug for a week or so and re-energize because I am feeling a little over-extended with all the things I am trying to do. Even so, I did get some blogging reading in and I have my Saturday Six picks, check them out: [1] I … [Read more...]

Plans and ideas to spend New Year’s Eve in Paris

It’s not surprising that when your partner whispers those magic words, “You know what would be awesome? To spend this New Year’s Eve abroad.” Paris is one of the first destinations to come to mind. The reasons are obvious: It’s considered a romantic city, not in vain it’s called the city of love, and the city of light and la cité de la bohème. All the terms are very appealing for humans, … [Read more...]