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  It’s not a famous corner.  It is not even that pretty a corner.   But it is my favourite.   I first discovered it when renting an apartment around the corner from this corner in the Marais district of Paris.   The intersection of Rue Charlot and Rue de Bretagne.   There are no…

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  I was not sure if I would like Cannes…   My impression was that as a renowned playground for the rich and famous, I would find it pretentious, be offended by the outrageous luxury, and feel completely out of place.   Cannes indeed has all of that, BUT you don’t have to have buckets…

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  This is my first time in Paris in April — and the start of spring around which many songs have been composed.  Think Maurice Chevalier’s opening line from I love Paris, or Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong’s version of April in Paris.    Ok, it did snow my first day here, but it was short-lived. Still, the…

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  It was strange, to say the least when I found myself way down in the crypt.   Eerie too.   I was practically the only person in the vast subterranean chamber of the Panthéon in Paris that day for some reason.   All alone visiting the final resting place for many famous French poets,…

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  Despite the turmoil in and surrounding Ukraine, and with donations and loving support for the extensive victims of the conflict, hoping for the best, we go on living our lives…   In my case, I am heading back to France for a trip with my closest friend.   We were supposed to go in…

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    Meet two of my newest acquaintances in Paris, Dr. Monique Wells and her husband Tom Reeves.   I found this delightful couple when I was looking for a tour that would introduce me to Black Community History in Paris.   I got curious following the internment of American-born French entertainer Josephine Baker at…

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Missed Debbie Travis’s Interview Click on this LINK and scroll down the page!   Thierry Mugler (December 21, 1948, to January 23, 2022, Aged 73)       Notwithstanding that I know nothing about runway fashion, I think Thierry Mugler is one designer that really got it right.   Fashion on the catwalk is not…

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  Do you remember the movie Midnight in Paris?   The Academy Award-winning film (2011) by American filmmaker and actor Woody Allen centers around a screenwriter and budding novelist (played by actor Owen Wilson) who travels back in time each night at midnight to Paris of the 1920s.   There he finds himself mingling with…

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  Imagine Paris back in the 1800’s before paved streets and sewers.   Where did people, especially the wealthy, go to do their shopping and to dine?   To the covered Passageways that provided warm, dry and appealing places to browse, eat and pick up the latest fashion trends.   It took my dear friend…

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  Happy New Year Everyone! Happy 2022!   I hope you enjoyed the Holiday Season and all is well with you and your families!   I am thrilled to launch My 2022 Women of Global Interest Series to you!   Last year, the focus was on women doing exciting things in Paris and France, but…

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