Monthly Archive for March, 2010

Paris On My Mind

We’ll Always Have Paris Those of us of a certain age – Depression Babies – feel regret for those who followed – Boomers, GenXers, Millennials – who never fell in thrall to the tales and images of the Lost Generation. Poet Gertrude Stein, who presided over a shifting salon of young artists and writers, coined [...]

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Paris Every Moment

The French Aren’t American They’re thinner, for one thing. They dress better. They work to live, and they make living an art. They know food and wine and cooking, but they aren’t food snobs. It isn’t just foreigners gobbling Big Macs in the hundreds of McDonald’s across the country. But with time and funds, they [...]

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Paris Day-To-Day

Staying Put In line with my devout belief that Paris should not be hurried, there will be no hotel recommendations here.  We don’t use them. They’re too expensive. Laundry and drycleaning are vastly overpriced. You can’t cook your own food. Unless you sneak takeout food into your room, you have to eat out three times [...]

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Eating All the world’s great cuisines – Italian, French, Chinese – and, arguably, Mexican and Spanish, have contributed to the international food revolution of recent decades. Describing the results has involved such tortuously conceived rubrics as “Fusion”, “Pan-Asian”, “Global”, and “Molecular”. But even the most iconoclastic of super-duper chefs concede, albeit reluctantly, that their bedrock [...]

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Paris Anytime

Out & About Only a handful of other world cities can equal the wealth of diversions, monuments, and cultural repositories of this capital on the Seine.  It contains elegant parks and gardens, both spacious and compact; more than sixty museums of grand ambition or narrow iconoclastic mission; a dozen prominent dance venues and scores of [...]

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