Tag Archives: Paris

Our heavy hearts…

At this point, there is little I can add to the story of Monday’s terrible fire at Notre Dame de Paris, because the news coverage has been so intense and the feelings of so many people around the world — … Continue reading

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Back to the Blogosphere (via Paris, no less)

We have now welcomed the dissipation of our troublesome canicule (Translation: the heat wave is over), and so I return to the Blogosphere with a new offering of Radio Free Daglan. But I begin with observations on some recent travels. … Continue reading

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I love Paris in the winter…

In his famous song, Cole Porter  writes: “I love Paris in the winter, when it drizzles.” Well, it wasn’t drizzling a couple of weekends ago (Feb. 23-26), when my wife Jan and I were in that wonderful city: it was … Continue reading

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A terribly sad weekend

We were headed to bed fairly late on Friday, November 13, when my wife Jan decided to head upstairs to the computer and take a final look at the news online. And that’s when we learned about the horrors — … Continue reading

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The World’s Best Restaurant — an intro

Over the years, my wife Jan and I have dined in countless Michelin-starred restaurants (well, okay, at least 21 starred restaurants that I can remember), with many return visits to some of them. Their locations range from  London to  Paris, … Continue reading

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Royalty? Rock star? Or just rich?

If you’re a member of a royal family, or you’re a world famous rock star, or you’re simply a very rich person, you may stop reading now. You have no special need to learn about Epicure, the restaurant bearing three … Continue reading

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Paris in celebration mode (again)

There were several good reasons for our trip to Paris this past weekend, not that we ever need much encouragement to visit our favourite city. In any case, our reasons this time included the chance to socialize with my sister … Continue reading

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Six meals in the 7th — and one more

A few days ago, I introduced the subject of last week’s trip to Paris by giving you a photographic review of the macaron-baking class that daughter Anne, wife Jan and I took at La Cuisine Paris (“Macaron Daze in Paris,” … Continue reading

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Our chilly reception, on returning home

We are just back from Paris, where we spent a wonderful few days with daughter Anne. (I’ll write about some of our fun activities in later postings.) The weather was fairly cool if not cold during our stay, and we … Continue reading

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A short stroll up a favourite Paris street

Over the years as we visited Paris, my wife Jan and I developed a special affinity for the 7th arrondissement — the district below the Seine and to the west of the busier 5th and 6th. The 7th is home … Continue reading

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