French Friday – Paris in the Beginning

Last week I [begrudgingly] returned from Paris after spending five wonderful days in my favorite city in the world.  It was a really great trip.  The perfect blend of seeing friends, participating in planned activities and spontaneous wandering around. It reminded me of my early days in discovering the Paris, the beginnings.  I first visited in 1989 with my family.  We were there for the 200th … [Read more...]

French Friday – Hôtel Elysées Flaubert

Traveling to Paris is a big dream for a lot of people. I acknowledge the fact that I am very lucky to be able to go as often as I do. I have one reader that went to Paris on her honeymoon 20 years ago, and now with kids and a mortgage she is not sure if she will get there again, but she keeps the flame going nonetheless. I have a couple of other readers that have never been but are savings up to … [Read more...]

I eat well, and I drink well

The first time my husband and I stayed at Le Meridien Montparnasse hotel in Paris we stopped at the bar to have a panache (beer + lemon soda) before we headed out to dinner.  The bartender set our beers down on top of a paper coaster. When I picked up my glass to toast the first night of our vacation I noticed that there was writing on my coaster. Written on it was this quote: I eat well, and I … [Read more...]