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She’s in Love With a Frenchman and France


Lately, the New York Times is on a roll with articles that are extremely critical of the French culture. There was Roger Cohen’s recent article titled “France Decapitated” that criticized the French economy and another by Mark Bittman called “French Food Goes Down” that details the demise of French cuisine. (more…)Read More

External Blog Entries

Oh, Hello Again

15 February 2018 | 4:33 pm I’m sorry that I’ve stayed away from this space the past several months.  2017 was a challenging year, fraught with personal loss, life transitions and so much negativity in our political environment.  I spent most of the time away from here focusing on re-centering my family, counting my blessings while still going about the day-to-day. […]

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Memorable Kids’ Bday Parties with Dulce & Petit

11 October 2017 | 1:52 pm This is not a sponsored post, just my own personal view.   One of the highlights of my girls’ birthdays and other milestone events over the years has been the cupcakes baked by Karen Zorn from Dulce & Petit.  She is a local Jersey girl who will work with you on whatever creative ideas you […]

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3 Parenting Ideas During These Crazy Times

4 October 2017 | 12:25 pm Do you feel like the apocalypse is just around the corner?  I sometimes do. I am an optimist at heart and never really liked dwelling on the negative for too long.  But, geez, it just feels like we are stuck in this dark period for awhile, with big heavy clouds hovering above us that simply would […]

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How to Avoid Parenting Burn-Out During the School Year

27 September 2017 | 12:13 pm It’s only been three weeks since the girls started school and yet I am already beginning to feel a bit lethargic and stressed out from our usual routine.  The constant driving to and from activities, the numerous school forms, the different deadlines are enough to make any parent seek those dog days in July when […]

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Fall Exhibits To Check Out

20 September 2017 | 12:43 pm I always enjoy the first September weekend edition of the New York Times when its Art section dedicates a whole supplement to upcoming museum exhibits and shows.  There are endless possibilities of things to check out that I often wish I have an infinite amount of time to go museum hopping and do nothing else.  One day, I […]

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A Little Plug

13 September 2017 | 1:53 am Just want to mention that I was recently asked by the self development to recommend a self-help book that has helped me the most in life.  You can read the write-up here, where you will also find books that got mentioned the most by other bloggers.   And while your on the site, enjoy […]

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Mystic Weekend

7 September 2017 | 11:49 am And just like that, summer 2017 is over.  Every summer feels more poignant now that the girls are older.  These days, it seems that I’m always counting how many more years I’ve got with them before they leave the coop.  This way of thinking may be a bit harsh and melodramatic but it’s my way […]

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There’s Always Paris

31 August 2017 | 12:02 pm Typically, before we head back to the US after our monthlong sojourn in France, we  spend a couple of days in Paris.  The girls now deem it as a tradition before returning back home.  The trip usually includes going to a favorite Indian restaurant and seeing an exhibit at one of the museums, though I […]

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Artists’ Night in Honfleur

23 August 2017 | 1:03 pm One of my favorite towns near us in Normandy is Honfleur, a place I’ve written about quite often on this space.   Its early association with artists like Claude Monet, Eugene Boudin and Erik Satie continue to this day as the town carries on the tradition of featuring innovative artists in its galleries and lively […]

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Bohemian Formentera

16 August 2017 | 8:39 am We recently spent a week in Formentera, Spain.  Not as popular as its flashy island sister, Ibiza, the island of Formentera has been some sort of creative haven since the sixties and seventies.  The island had been refuge for Pink Floyd, Bob Dylan and Joni Mitchell at different points in their artistic lives and architect […]

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