Strapped-In

  Joyeux anniversaire to painter, John Singer Sargent, who would have been 160 years old today! Born on January 12, 1856, Sargent evolved to become the most revered portrait painter of his generation. By a landslide, he is an À La Prochaine favorite, and his […]

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Respire

Every summer, the Museum of Fine Arts Boston hosts a French Film Festival. Being a loyal francophile, one might imagine my excitement at learning about this last July. In actuality, I was cursing myself for being oblivious, missing half of the festival, and frantically scrolling through listings […]

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The Log on My Table

Now that the last of the holiday treats has been eaten, the dishes washed, the decorations dismantled, and the gifts cleared from under the tree, Christmas is officially over in my home.  Processing that takes a few minutes. Frankly, I spend months planning and preparing to make […]

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Le District

When one of my best friends emails me and insists on a Big Apple getaway, I always oblige: “Hey Kitty, what are your plans on Saturday, November 21st?” “No plans. Why? What’s up?” I respond, curious. “Good! We’re going to New York City to try […]

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2015 Holiday Gift Inspiration

The holidays are upon us, and frankly, I am struggling with a massive case of gift block.  In the past, I would have my entire shopping list plotted and completed by October.  By December, I would gleefully drive past the mall, waving and grinning devilishly […]

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Paul Bakery

  The second I learned that Paul was coming to Massachusetts, I squealed and twirled around my living room like a genuine lunatic. A good macaron is hard to find, so when a New England Francophile gal such as myself discovers that a delectable pistachio […]

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Ten Years

Ten years.  Ten years, and I was there in that wonderful spot again, invisible beneath the barrage of flickering lights, the twinkle of a million halogen fireflies against the night.  The March air briskly whisked past our cheeks.  I glanced at my husband whose eyes […]

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