Tag Archives: Birthday 2014

London Held Back The Rain For TenaciousM

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So much to see and do in London, so little time… This is Alice’s first trip to the UK and I am experiencing the city from her child-like enthusiasm. My friend couldn’t be more fun!! Alice was originally good friends with my Mama. The legacy continues.

And improving our stay, our travel agent hooked us up with a boutique hotel: address, Buckingham Palace Road!

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Next Stop… London!

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Happy Sunday! Arrived early this morning at Nord Station in Paris to catch the Eurostar to London. We met Liz and Hanna, a mother and daughter from London who were happy to give us tips on their favorite shopping and eating spots in the city. We all shared experiences and confusion with trying to decipher the Paris subway system. I was glad that their observations of the states, particularly New York, faired much better.

We safely arrived in London and look forward to Harrod’s and taking in the sites. No rest for the stealth travelers!

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A Toast To Champagne From Grapes to Gratification

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Today we traveled with a tour group to the Champagne area of France. We visited two champagne makers including the world famous Moet & Chandon company in Avenay. Each tour ended with a champagne tasting with the new friends we met from around the world. The extensive process of making the beverage was quite intriguing, specifically the fact that many of the processes have been utilized for centuries and some processes have only recently been modernized using machines.

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Where Chocolate Goes To Live

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I am forever amazed at the respect and lovely presentation given to food in random street shops in Europe. Here is another example of my chocolate being treated in a manner pleasing to any chocoholic. Pastries at a Paris sidewalk cafe…

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My Birthday Dinner Rocked!

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It’s been a few years since I’ve been to Le Grand Colbert for dinner, but WOW! The food was delicious and absolutely beautiful and the service was great although we had a very late reservation.

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One Of The Best Birthdays Ever

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Well, today has exceeded all my expectations for a fabulous birthday in the city of lights, Paris, France. Enjoy the photos from today. Now we are off to dinner at Le Grand Colbert!

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The Day Before Bday

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We spent the day before my birthday leisurely enjoying the sites of Paris. As always, the food was great and so was sharing my favorite city with a dear family friend and a mentor throughout my life. Here’s a sample of Alice’s first day ever in Paris!

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