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Woody Allen’s Midnight In Paris — A Snapshot In Time

In Woody Allen’s Midnight In Paris, he captures the spirit and soul of Paris by sharing some of its best venues, from the steps at Sacré-Cœur  at midnight, to Pont Alexandre III in still night rain.  Owen Wilson, playing Gil, an aspiring writer, asks whether Paris is most enchanting at night or during the day, […]
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Thanksgiving in Paris

Thanksgiving in Paris is like Bastille Day in the United States:  an ordinary weekday that tradition has turned into a day to celebrate with family, friends, great food and great wine.  If you are lucky enough to be in Paris during this holiday, preparation is key, as you need to plan ahead and order your […]
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Wild Mushrooms In Paris

This is the time of year for fresh wild mushrooms in Paris.  The  marchés have mounds of fresh mushrooms for sale.  The best ones are girolles (what Americans call chantrelles) and cepes — big, meaty mushrooms the size of baseballs. Share on Facebook
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Happy Birthday Julia Child!

August 15th we celebrated the centennial birthday of Julia Child, and what better way to celebrate it than in France, which coincides with the festival of Assumption — a feast holiday no less!  We were in the small Provence town of Petit Palais, near the old Roman town of Carpentras, where townsfolk laid out picnic tables […]
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Le Marais

A man with a flowing beard, wearing a black fedora, with strings (tziztit) running down the side of his pants carries a black siddur (prayer book) in his hand as he leaves shul (synagogue).  A bar with a rainbow flag and male patrons is starting happy hour.  Young women wearing the newest fashion and six-inch […]
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Brocante — Rue Cler

Searching for silver, fine china, goblets of Baccarat, antique necklaces, old framed art pieces and other fine brocante pieces?  The next fabulous antique and brocante show will be on Rue Cler in the upper-crust 7th Arrondissement of Paris, on September 17th and 18th.  Over 100 antique and brocante vendors will be lined up near the Ecole Militaire metro.   Who knows what treasures […]
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