How to Order Coffee in Paris

Each time my husband and I visit Paris, we have to reacquaint ourselves with how to order coffee in Paris! During a recent trip to Paris, my husband and I noticed a distinctly new difficulty in coffee ordering. Our coffee of preference while in France is the "noisette." This is an espresso which just a kiss of hot milk. It's called a noisette (hazelnut in English) because of the color of … [Read more...]

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In the past, if you wanted to dine at the Eiffel Tower, you had to go to Jules Verne, a ridiculously overpriced restaurant on the second platform run by Alain Ducasse. The view is breathtaking, but the price is just plain highway robbery! Well now there is another option that still allow you to keep some Euros in your pocket! A new restaurant opened up on the first platform at the end of March. … [Read more...]

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The vacation recap: Where to start?

Our travel itinerary was whirlwind to say the least. I took 549 pictures (yikes!). I had a fantastic time. So where do I start? Here are the highlights of how the 11 days played out: Day 1/2 (Wed/Thurs): Flew from San Francisco (Wed) to London (arrived Thurs) on Virgin Atlantic. Flight and experience flying with them was exceptional. We normally fly Air France, but as we decided to do a … [Read more...]