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posted a Quick Tip about all the light we cannot see. October 05
all the light we cannot see
When reading "All the Light we cannot see" the story jumps around from the past to the present. It would be helpful to write down the dates of the different parts so it reminds you where you are in the …
reviewed all the light we cannot see. October 05
all the light we cannot see
This well written novel tells the parallel story of two young people at the start of WWII.      Marie-Laure LeBlanc is age six when she goes blind. She lives with her father, David, …
The Giant of the French Revolution: Danton, A Life
Clearly the time had come.  The people of France had grown weary of an increasingly repressive monarchy that had stood for more than a thousand years.  Winds of change were in the air and buoyed …
reviewed The Last Estate. May 05, 2011
The Last Estate
When we imagine the area of Provence, France, we think of a panorama of vineyards and peaceful surroundings.      The narrator of this coming of age novel, Christian Aragan, is seventeen …
posted a Quick Tip about Château de Villandry. April 30, 2011
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Château de Villandry
Chateau de Villandry is a beauty in its own right. Its specialty lies in the well crafted gardens in the chateau. A walk around the chateau is a definite must for the romantic!
posted a Quick Tip about Château de Chenonceau. April 30, 2011
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Château de Chenonceau
The most beautiful and elegant chateau in the entire Loire Valley. If you're in Paris, take the 1 hour speed train to Tours and then stay a night or two (I stayed 4 nights) to visit some of the best …
posted a Quick Tip about Le Métropolitain. April 13, 2011
Once you figure out the system with the beginning and end points it is easy to get around even if you don't speak the language.
reviewed Musee National du Moyen Age. November 17, 2010
Musee National du Moyen Age
My husband and I have been fortunate enough to have made several visits to Paris. There is so much that is wonderful about the city, but I think my absolutely favorite place is the Musee National du Moyen …
reviewed The Last Estate. August 27, 2010
The Last Estate
Written by an Irishman, set in the wine-country of 1920s France, The Last Estate by Conor Bowman combines the darkness and depth of Irish story-telling with the beauty of a French village, the mystique …
posted a Quick Tip about Paris, France. August 17, 2010
Paris
Open Café is a great place to unwind with a cool beer and enjoy the scenery. 17 Rue des Archives, 75004 Paris, France 01 42 72 26 18 http://www.opencafe.fr
posted a Quick Tip about Paris, France. August 17, 2010
Paris
Paraidis crepes are a bargain, and an amazing treat. Our favorite late night snack is the banana Nutella crepes. 64 Rue Mouffetard, 75005 Paris, France 01 43 36 95 56
posted a Quick Tip about Paris, France. August 17, 2010
Paris
Pinaud Pascal serves great pastries, we especially enjoyed the croissant amande.  70 Rue Monge, 75005 Paris, France 06 25 74 19 27
reviewed The Scarlet Pimpernel. August 07, 2010
The Scarlet Pimpernel
The Scarlet Pimpernel by Barones Emmuska Orczy is her best work, and one of the greatest works of literature I have had the privelege to read.  While incorporating elements of all gneres--action/adventure, …
reviewed The Scarlet Pimpernel. August 06, 2010
The Scarlet Pimpernel
          This book has been my favorite since I first cracked it open as a young teen. The emotions are varied, there's excitment, drama, romance, action, adventure …
posted a Quick Tip about Van Cleef and Arpels. July 19, 2010
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Van Cleef and Arpels
Simply elegant! One of my favorite brands other than Chopard & Hermes!
posted a Quick Tip about Beauty and The Beast (book). July 17, 2010
Beauty and the Beast
This is my favorite fairy tale. With romance, learning to love, being unselfish, and sacrifice with a touch of magic, you can't go wrong!
posted a Quick Tip about Beauty and The Beast (book). July 15, 2010
Beauty and the Beast
Beautiful book. It breaks a little bit that culture of the princess with a perfect prince. Sometimes is with a frog that you discover a real prince, but here is a monster.
reviewed The Scarlet Pimpernel. July 15, 2010
The Scarlet Pimpernel
How much readers enjoyed this 1905 adventure can be judged by the fact that Orzy wrote thirteen more books about the Scarlet Pimpernel from 1906-1936 and by the more than several films and TV shows made …
posted a Quick Tip about Gavottes Dark Chocolate Crepe Dentelle. July 15, 2010
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Gavottes Dark Chocolate Crepe Dentelle
A little sweeter than the original Crepe Dentelle. A favorite for those with sweet tooth and a liking for dark chocolate. Great as party food too!
posted a Quick Tip about Gavottes Crispy Crepe Dentelle. July 15, 2010
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Gavottes Crispy Crepe Dentelle
An excellent, crunchy and super delicious French biscuit! Great on its own as well as with tea, coffee or even champagne! I love to take the individually packed biscuit on the plane. Makes me feel like …
posted a Quick Tip about Beauty and The Beast (book). July 08, 2010
Beauty and the Beast
I love the message of this story, you can look past the material and the visual, that true beauty is within. What better message for the world, especially today in our materialistic mindset?
posted a Quick Tip about Beauty and The Beast (book). July 08, 2010
Beauty and the Beast
Good book. I like the message of "you can't join the book by its cover".
reviewed Beauty and The Beast (book). July 08, 2010
Beauty and the Beast
This fairy tale has it all.  It is set  back in time when  ships carried all kinds of precious cargo, gold coins, jewels, beautiful clothes and more.  There was a wealthy merchant …
posted a Quick Tip about Louvre: The 300 Masterpieces. June 29, 2010
Louvre: The 300 Masterpieces
Sometimes it just better to look than to read.
posted a Quick Tip about Papillon (P.S.). June 29, 2010
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Quite an interesting book - made into a movie with Dustin Hoffman. i have my doubts as to the validity of all this man's adventures, but it does make a good read.
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