28 July 2023

25 July 2023

Tower Tuesday


A suspended Eiffel Tower twinkles in a right bank bookstore.



23 July 2023

Sandwich Sunday

 Generous sandwiches and freshly-made street crêpes at a stall set up outside a boulangerie in the Marais district, but only on Sunday.



21 July 2023

Starck difference


Philippe Starck: Paris est pataphysique
Pataphysics described as "the science of imaginary solutions," is a philosophical invention of French symbolist and writer Alfred Jarry that preceded surrealism.
 Musée Carnavalet
Ends August 27, 2023


19 July 2023

Spice is nice

A shop in Fez or Jerusalem or Istanbul?
No, these exotic spices and wonderful things from all over the world are in Paris in the heart of the old Marais.
30 rue François Miron 75004


18 July 2023

Teddy Tuesday


Teddies outside a shop in a seaside village on the North Atlantic coast.

3 hours (or less) from Paris


17 July 2023

Beaux pieds

"You have beautiful feet, you know!"

A cordonnerie plays off the famous line from old French film, "Le Quai des Brumes" (1938) when Jean Gabin tells Michèle Morgan, "T'as d'beaux yeux, tu sais"

Translation: "You have beautiful eyes, you know"


15 July 2023


No sooner was this thoroughfare closed to traffic cafés were set up, and out came tables and chairs. 


Right now:


Ends September 3


14 July 2023

Fromage Friday


A platter of AOC raw milk cheeses.

- Morbier, Rouelle du Tarn, Saint-Nectaire, Bleu des Causses, Brie Truffé -


Le Cellier de la Butte - Caviste
113 rue Caulaincourt 75018


 🎈 A Joyous Bastille Day 🎈




13 July 2023

Throwback Thursday

Overlooking the Charles Bridge in Prague, one of the most beautiful cities in the world.
 Below: sunset at a favorite café spot w/view of the bridge  


From: 3 hours (or less) from Paris - Praha, “City of a Hundred Spires"

Update: Prague, Revisited - August newsletter


11 July 2023

Tasting Tuesday


Once again chez Yves Camdeborde's L'Avant Comptoir du Marché.