Midnight in… Paris?

Part II My eyes may have burned from the resident cloud of cigarette smoke, but I could still see.  Was this a colossal joke?  Goofy replicas and caricatures of iconic French art and architecture clumsily strewn around a… a… casino? In the distance, and over […]

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Oh La La Las Vegas

Part I “Do you want to go to Vegas?” Josh asked. “Vegas? Yeah. Sure,” I agreed. “Paris is offering a deal for rooms.  It’s pretty cheap.” “Sounds good.  Let’s do it!” Voila.  A vacation was born.  On a whim, my husband and I booked a […]

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What I Watched…

Heartbreaker/ L’arnacoeur (Original Title) Year: 2010 Pascal Chaumeil, Director Cast: Romain Duris (Alex) Vanessa Paradis (Juliette) Julie Ferrier (Mélanie) François Damiens (Marc) Andrew Lincoln (Jonathan)     Alex is a breakup hitman. He doesn’t physically harm people.  He harms relationships. Along with his plucky sister, […]

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Gin & Tonic Songs

The textbook rotten day.  The kind of day that can only correct itself with a tumbler of Tanqueray and tonic.  Gridlocked traffic. A hole in the favorite sweater.  A forgotten lunch.   Enough paper cuts to keep me from touching lemons for a week.  The clock […]

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Fête de la Musique

Everything looks swirly.  We had a few extra glasses of wine with dinner, but not enough to impair good judgement or draw undesirable attention to ourselves.  The indulgence is just enough to trigger my dopey wine smile. I feel it stretching my face.  Normally, this […]

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A Day at… La Fromagerie

Coucou! La Fromagerie, or the cheese shop, is one of the many unique delights that makes France so charming.  Admittedly, buying cheese in France can be daunting.  They are experts. There’s a formula to purchasing and serving cheese, and it seems like a fine art […]

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