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Paris Book Club - Part Two

Posted on Apr 19,2021 by JanSmi

Everyone has his or her own vision of Paris, but the books I’m going to talk about have the facts that can make the vision more real. { read more }

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Recoloring Tradition

Posted on Apr 02,2021 by JanSmi

You can close the museums, you can shut down the galleries, but you can’t keep Parisians away from art. They need it as much as they need a baguette, a piece of camembert and a glass of wine. { read more }

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Confined To Memory

Posted on Apr 02,2021 by JanSmi

Another lockdown! At least four more weeks, the French government has told Parisians. { read more }

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Paris Book Club - Part One

Posted on Apr 02,2021 by JanSmi

Travel restrictions? Covid regulations? No problem. Paris is always right at your fingertips in the pages of books that bring the City of Light into your home and into your heart. { read more }

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Mastering the Art of the Macaron

Posted on Mar 04,2021 by JanSmi

My husband Bob and I have for many years now, enjoyed Cook’n With Class. He especially likes the Morning Market class where he is met by the chef at the local market and taken to each vendor where the students learn how to choose the best cuts of meat, what to look for in fresh veggies, daily picks of fish and of course fruits of the day for desserts. I’ve always been fortunate enough to join the class for the meal afterward – something you can do if there is enough room and arranged ahead of time. By far the best 5-course meal in Paris and worth every penny! { read more }

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Gilded City

Posted on Mar 08,2021 by JanSmi

Paris, as March arrives, looks as though a magic hand has touched it with a yellow hi-lighter to gild it for spring. In every corner, on every bit of park land, something yellow has popped up – crocuses, forsythia, jonquils. Even the weeping willows seem to be dripping fluorescent yellow. { read more }

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