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The best markets in Provence

The quality of the produce is impressive here in Provence. However, all produce is not created equal. The first year I was here…

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Review: Maison Blanche

It wasn’t until he end of our dinner at Maison Blanche that we went over to the bar and saw the shiver-worthy view of the Eiffel Tower…

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Blue Sky in Paris

Unbeknownst to me a few years ago a new museum opened in Paris by the name of Art Ludique Musée housed….

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Signs of Spring in Paris

Spring in Paris has finally come and sunshine highlights the city of Paris and its beautiful views. This is the perfect time to visit the city of light…

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Provence in September

Dreamed of Provençale hilltop villages and olive trees with ripe glistening olives or strolling through a market in Provence in September….

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The Bath 1925 by Pierre Bonnard was extraordinarily modern for the time. The nude is of his wife.

The Orsay Museum in San Francisco

Entering the home of a serious art collector and seeing works by the likes of Brice Marden, Agnes Martin, Henri Matisse…

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French Country in California

I am passionate about French antiques, French brocante and flea market finds. It was thanks to instagram and this enduring….

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Parisian Roast Chicken

Julie Neis is one of those charming people you meet when you spend a lot of time in Paris as an expat. She’s a tourism pro…

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Rodin in Philly

Auguste Rodin is my favorite sculptor of all time. I simply adore going to the Hôtel Biron in Paris with its vast collections of Rodin’s…

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3 Ways France Gets it Right, 3 Ways They Get it Wrong

A life spent working until you are numb, only enlivened on the weekend after 2 martinis or on your one 5-day vacation a year is no…

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French Island Escape, Guadeloupe

There is nothing I like better than a white sandy beach in the Caribbean. Add to that French culture and food and…

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Le Fooding’s Top Paris Restos

There is something about the phrase Le Fooding that says everything about the current state of French cuisine. Le Fooding started…

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Paris Year-End Review 2015

I wish I could live an Instagram life. I’ve become more addicted to the app of late. Not because I’m a great photographer,…

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Deck the Halls with Paris!

Tis the season…deck the halls and all those things. Actually lets take deck the halls. Well when I was young that was favorite part of Christmas….

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The Ideal Itinerary for a First Timer in Paris

It’s been on your bucket list forever. You’ve finally booked your flight to the City of Lights and you’re not sure…

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