Three Days in Paris

Three Days in Paris

Leaving the Dordogne Valley behind, fearless husband drove us back to Paris for French vacation part deux. And yep, we missed lunch again.   We’ve always played Paris kind of loosey-goosey, mostly figuring out what we want to do once we get there. This year, I put my...
There’s More France Outside of Paris

There’s More France Outside of Paris

This post contains affiliate links. “The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.” – Saint Augustine.   If I could make any wish for my friends, right after health and happiness (and of course, world peace), would be traveling. I know it can...
Paris in a Handbag

Paris in a Handbag

My daughter Regan James and her husband Lou Pine just returned from their Parisian honeymoon, and I’m delighted to have her guest-blogging today! A couple years ago, my boyfriend and I were about to go on a family trip in the south of France, and we were...
Packing for Paris – or Anywhere

Packing for Paris – or Anywhere

  In just a few weeks I leave for my yearly sabbatical to France.   I used to be a delayed gratification girl – you know, celebrate after the journey is done and the war’s been won (rah, rah). I waited to go to Paris for years as the prize for some unnamed...
Wear This, Not That – for Travel

Wear This, Not That – for Travel

I remember when people dressed up for airplane travel. I miss that. Travel can be a very harried proposition, and I’ve always admired women who arrive at the airport looking calm and pulled together, not looking like a bunch of random parts that popped out of a...
The French Anniversary – A Love Story

The French Anniversary – A Love Story

My husband and I were married in a chateau just outside of Paris which was the former home of Anne Boleyn’s aunt, now home to dear friends whom we toast every 11th of  April. It was a symbolic (not legal) ceremony, which we later formalized complete with license, name...