April in Paris: Happy Wednesday Photo

I had some spare time over an April weekend in Paris and visited the Jacquemart-Andre Museum. Sheer loveliness. I haven’t had time to collect my thoughts and photos yet, but here’s a look at the floral arrangement in the drawing room.  Happy Wednesday! Stay tuned – more to come!

Comfort Food Alert: The “Best Gratin in Paris” (or maybe anywhere)

You know those dishes your grandmother made waaaaaay back when you were a child and no one has ever been able to reproduce, no matter how hard and how often they tried? That’s the taste in this gratin at the Bistro Des Augustins in Paris; it’s grandmotherly good, an instant and permanent deep-seated taste memory.

Haiku: A Room of Her Own

This artist’s studio, a room preserved as it was at one time at the Museum of Montmartre in Paris, inspires me. I knew when I first saw it that I wanted a room like this. a room of her own (where the self can be known) is a treasure More to come on this topic … Continue reading Haiku: A Room of Her Own