Tag Archives: PARIS

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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Nice Digs in Paris

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I have almost recovered from our premature wine tasting turn. One of the reasons is the really nice hotel our travel agent found for the Paris leg of our trip. Shout out to Jessica at McGehee Cruise & Vacation. Loving our home away from home.

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Wine and Cheese Tasting Gone Wrong

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OK, so we checked into our hotel this morning around 10:30 AM and immediately went to a great wine tasting session. The information was excellent, but I wouldn’t advise wine after a 9 hour flight. #accidentalcomedians!

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…And They’re Off!

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My friend Alice and I took off for my birthday trip to Europe. Thanks to some very inconsiderate terrorists, I prefer to spend my day away from the solemn refections.

Paris is the first stop! Great flight on Air France including tips on Paris Fashion Week from a very handsome flight attendant. Lovely view of super moon from the plane! Stay tuned…

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Paris Is Less Than A Month Away!

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Gearing up for my birthday trip to Paris, London and Scotland. I can’t take it, I gotta breathe!!!!

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L’été à Paris

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I love all things Paris, and this article is getting me ready for my trip there in just a few short weeks from now. Enjoy!

In Flow with Otto

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Paris is a beautiful city. During the summer months millions of tourists visit the French capital, the city know for being then most romantic place in the world. They seek out the areas of Saint Germain, Montmatre or Saint-Germain, visit Île de la Cité and Notre-Dame, the Eiffel tower, Avenue des Champs-Élysées, the museum of Louvre, the Arc de Triomphe or just wander along the banks of the river Seine.

This summer I spend a week in Paris with my two youngest boys of 17 (yes they are twins). We had an amazing time; their age is perfect for exploring cities like Paris. We did everything any tourist would do, walked the streets of Paris from morning to late evening, jumped around from one arrondissement to another by the Metro and most of all we enjoy just sitting down on one of the many street cafes, having a shot of…

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The Moral Cost of Travel

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The Moral Cost of Travel

Great read for my travel friends especially!

Cody Delistraty

It was in Paradise Lost that John Milton introduced the notion that Adam and Eve ate an apple from the Tree of Knowledge (thus explaining why your “knowledgeable” elementary school teachers may have had the infamous symbol sitting on their desks).The writers of Genesis left the forbidden fruit unspecified, but scholars have since claimed it could have been a grape, possibly a fig, even a pomegranate. Whatever it was exactly, the first Biblical book is clear that its consumption is the ultimate sin — and ever since the Western world has equated knowledge with a loss of innocence. Banned from Eden, the original sinners were also the original knowledge seekers, and the idea that understanding means corruption is widespread — oft-seen in dubiously well-known phrases like “Ignorance is bliss.”

Throughout history, innocence has been lost when new knowledge is gained, and the most common way for that to happen is by…

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