We all have dreams… I dream of living in Paris someday, if only for a while….shedding all the trappings of my typical American life and moving to the city that has captured my heart. I imagine strolls along the Seine, fresh baguettes warm from the oven, sipping a café au lait at a favorite spot as I watch Paris life pass by. I imagine speaking French in complete sentences and actually being understood. I imagine walking our son to school…all dreams contain… Read more »

Paris is replete with hotels of all sizes and stars.  For a special occasion such an anniversary or a ?th birthday, the fabulous George V or the elegant Shangri-La would make a fine choice for celebrating in luxurious style. (Take note, Hubby.)  Celebrations aside, I prefer to stay in an apartment where I can pretend, if only for a week, that I am a true resident of Paris.  Rental services abound as well, and I have settled on Paris Perfect as my all-in-one… Read more »

  I just bought my plane ticket to Paris for this March.  We are having  a reunion of sorts with Patricia Wells, a special week  loaded with all new recipes from some of Patricia’s favorite dining spots in Paris.  In anticipation, I want to share one of the recipes I have adapted from Patricia’s original.   Petit Pots de Crème au Chocolat au Piment d’Esplette Chocolate Custards with Piment d’Esplette You’ll need a double boiler (a stainless steel bowl over a… Read more »