Dining Room in the Country

I love art. Paintings. Drawing. Sculpture. Design. As a former art history major, there is little that bores me in the realm of visual culture. Considering this, as well as being a Massachusetts native, I am reluctant, and well… embarrassed… to admit that only two […]

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Escargots À La Bourguignonne

À La Prochaine has been thinking about escargot quite a bit lately. I recently posted about my first time trying the dish, and the confidence it gave me to experiment with wonderful new food that might be otherwise outside of my existing comfortable gastronomy. A […]

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The Escargot Experience

  Just order it. What’s the big deal? You love butter. You love garlic. It’s a win-win. It’s GOT to be delicious. Stop stalling. Sitting at an uneven bistro table and fidgeting a plastic menu, the internal war I waged perpetuated an already rapidly throbbing […]

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A Day at… La Fleuriste

Coucou! Today, ALP presents the second in our fun series A Day at… with illustrator, Emily Dumas.  Boston has been dreary, rainy, and cold.  Frankly, I’d like to see more color, more sunshine, and more flowers! Let’s turn that around with taking a trip to the […]

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Pain D’Avignon

Beyond the stretch of outlets, chain restaurants, and general retail, and nestled between an airport and a central route is a miniscule, slightly rocky parking lot, affording only a handful of spots to those who were ambitious to explore beyond the tourist traps and who […]

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Populaire

Sniff. Cough. Hack. Repeat. Toss some explosive AHHHHHHH-CHOOOOOOs into the mix, and that appropriately describes my germy existence for the last half of February. Not one to enjoy the confines of a single place for long durations, I started to become an uncontrollable heap of […]

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A Day at …

Bon soir! Are you well? I hope so! A very special announcement tonight for you, my dear friends. Even in the infancy of this blog, I have quickly learned that one of the most wonderful outcomes of publishing one’s ideas and interests is connecting with […]

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Love and Crêpes

Valentine’s Day. I have always adored this holiday despite the criticism by many that it is a manufactured opportunity to inflate the cost of roses and chocolate. As a child, mom made the house look like a conversation heart factory exploded. Dad surprised us girls […]

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