Oodles has been written about French women–their philosophy on life, how they achieve that “I just got out of bed, forgot to run a comb through my hair, found a top that just happens to fall off my shoulders in just the right way and I may or may not have makeup on but no one will ever know” look that is pretty hard for many of us to accurately copy. But they do it so well and up until a few years ago, how it was done was a tightly guarded secret. That is until one of “them” decided …read more
Today is Tavern Day which for many of you will just be Tuesday. Either you don’t care or that little place you stop in at on the way home for a pint and fun chitchat is so ingrained in your life that really, things would not be the same without it and of course there should be a day to celebrate its existence (think the sitcom Cheers).
This is the Highlander, a cozy, Scottish pub on rue de Nevers near the Pont Neuf. It looks a bit scary–probably hoping to keep the riff raff at bay but once inside, …read more
I love the way the monuments in Paris have been cleaned over the years, but I also loved the way many of them looked before they were cleaned. The age, the grime and dirt associated with hundreds of years of history just gave off a certain energy of having seen and been through so much. It just doesn’t seem quite the same when we see buildings like Notre-Dame, the Conciergerie, or the Pont Neuf as bright and shiny as a brand new penny!
The Pont Neuf which means the “new bridge” in reality is the oldest bridge in Paris. Construction began in 1578 under …read more