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*See Book WINNER at the bottom of this post! Note:  Just want to say that my heart and thoughts go out to the people of Paris and France who are dealing not only with another national lockdown but the horror of these gruesome terrorist attacks.      I’m a  little late for my annual review…

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  I never wear orange!   Not because I don’t love the colour, but clearly it doesn’t love me.   If you are old enough to remember getting your “colours” done, I discovered back then that I am a “summer.”   I got a little booklet with swatches of colours (which I still have)  that look…

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  By now, if you haven’t seen it, you have heard about this hot new Netflix series called Emily In Paris!   It is targeted to millennials and post-millennials, but others and mostly women, of all ages seem to be flocking to this 10-part series.   I get a few emails a day from friends…

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Woman of a Certain Age in Paris Presents: How To Fall In Love with A Frenchman!   My Exclusive Interview with Samantha Vérant, Best-selling Author of “Seven Letters From Paris!”   TUESDAY, November 10th 12:30 pm EST/9:30 am Pacific/6:30 pm CET (Paris) 5:30 pm (London) Click HERE to Register! It is Free!   Imagine this. …

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How times have changed! Remember Kraft cheese slices?     You can still buy them, but they are not called a  “processed cheese product,”  for nothing.  There is simply not much cheese in them.* (See ingredients list at bottom of the blog) I grew up on grilled cheese sandwiches using Kraft singles. On fancy occasions,…

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The first time I went to  France I ate my way across the country. I remember one particular time when I was invited to a family lunch by one of my students. It was an idyllic French scene. We were about 20 around a large table, al fresco in the countryside.     The first…

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When I take pictures for my blog, I sometimes first go looking for related photography from the professionals for inspiration. I know quite a few in this field, many of whom I am delighted to say read my blog. Julie Williams is one of these talented people, an award-winning photographer, who is able to capture life’s…

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  Warning: Don’t read this on a FULL Stomach! Is it possible to have a bad meal in Paris? Oh yes, but most of the time eating out in this city is wonderful — a feast for the senses. I generally frequent the local bistros wherever I am staying there,  BUT I have a wishlist…

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  Welcome Back Dear Readers! And welcome to a new season of Woman of A Certain Age In Paris! Lots in store for you in the coming months making the most of virtual travel until we can do the real thing again. I thought I would start off with a fall visit to Strasbourg! In…

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  Have you ever walked the labyrinth in Chartres?   Chartres is 80 km (50 miles) southwest of Paris which makes it ideal for a one-day visit.  It’s a picturesque city along the Eure river where the main tourist attraction is the cathedral, and that is the first thing you see on the hill when…

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