Category Archives: Travel

Sur le pont d’Avignon

Sur le pont d’Avignon / On y danse, on y danse / Sur le pont d’Avignon / On y danse tous en rond. (Loosely translated as  “On the bridge of Avignon, we’re all dancing, we’re all dancing. On the brudge … Continue reading

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Friday Finds 4

I Was Vermeer: The Forger Who Swindled the Nazis, by Frank Wynne – This is a fascinating account of swindler and art forger Han van Meegeren and it raises larger questions about the authenticity of much of the art hanging on … Continue reading

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Friday Finds 3

Picnic in Provence: A Memoir with Recipes, by Elizabeth Bard – This is the follow-up to Bard’s best-selling memoir Lunch in Paris and I liked it even more than the first book. Bard talks with raw honesty about the strain … Continue reading

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Être la bougie ou le miroir

Recently, my husband and I visited The Mount, Edith Wharton’s home in Lenox, Massachusetts. The author of books such as The House of Mirth, Age of Innocence, and Ethan Frome, and my favorite short story ever “Roman Fever,” built The … Continue reading

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Délabré

When I was in Deauville, I thoroughly enjoyed a long walk on the beach. Amid all the beautiful homes and hotels, one massive structure really stood out. It was much more like a château than a summer home – there … Continue reading

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Les Chartreuses

The château de Canon has been on my list of places that I wanted to visit for about ten years now, inspired by a photo of a statue in an arched opening that I saw in a book about beautiful … Continue reading

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Five on Friday 6

My recommendations for Honfleur, a charming town not far from Trouville-Deauville, are based on my most recent trip and one that I made seven years ago. Walk everywhere – Honfleur itself is the principal attraction. Stroll around the port! But … Continue reading

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