It’s the Little Things …

An old Cherokee chief was teaching his grandson about life… “A fight is going on inside me,” he said to the boy. “It is a terrible fight and it is between two wolves. “One is evil – he is anger, envy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority, self-doubt, and…

France Retrouvée dans Paris …

For a minute there, I thought Paris was lost in a dream. Finding traces of France within Paname passed way too fast, like shooting stars, and I’d been traveling so many days I wasn’t sure exactly where I’d landed. But during the past couple of days, I rediscovered my first love. Most of it has…

Ode to Restaurateurs

Nicholas Landers, the restaurant critic for the Financial Times, pays homage to the men and women behind the scenes of some of the world’s great restaurants in his book The Art of the Restaurateur. Ode to Restaurateurs

A Dream Day in Paris

In response to Miss Rachel Khoo‘s Go-Go City Guide Giveaway … One dream day in Paris?   On a warm winter morning, I wake up wearing my freshly laundered jammies (the ones with the Eiffel Towers on them), open the shudders and breathe in the Parisian sun (yes, it’s sunny that day). I press play…

Premier Days in Paree

I’ve been battling a cold for weeks. So what happens when I finally arrive in a place where I can relax and unpack? It hits me. Though I’m in a cozy apartment close to Paris. And tomorrow morning when I awake, my first birthday duty will be to enjoy a chocolaty pastry from Paul next…

A Wee Bit ‘O Time in Dublin

A brief stint in Dublin isn’t nearly long enough. Three days is but a beautiful yet tempting start. I must have more. More Dublin. More countryside. More Irish. More sausages. Until then:                                              …

Stuff You Should Eat in NYC

Unfortunately there are quite a few eateries that weren’t able to dodge Sandy’s bullet … But those that were fortunate welcome you … Enjoy … Tea and spices at Chelsea Market … Flaming Meat plus the best Martini and Cappuccino in the world at Pao! … The Holiest of Holy Chocolate Chip Cookies at City Bakery ……