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Posts tagged ‘Paris’


The Staff of Life: Poiláne

Everyone knows to visit the Louvre when in Paris, but not everyone knows to visit “Poiláne,” one of the oldest bread makers in the City of Light  for a taste of what real bread should taste like. My friend, Nancy told me I needed to visit this bakery so on a beautiful sunny 70 degree day in Paris, I set off on foot for the Left Bank with plans to enjoy a bread – the French sourdough loaf – that’s been made the same way for hundreds of years. Read more »


“Sarah’s Key”

A few weeks ago, a friend recommended seeing a movie called “Sarah’s Key” so I went to my favorite movie review website: – which gave the movie a 74% rating by critics and an 85% by the public so this was obviously a movie to see.  I also learned the movie was an adaptation from a book by the same title and since I’ve rarely seen a movie as good as a book (“The Road” by Cormac McCarthy being the exception where the movie was every bit as good as the book), I decided to buy the book and read “Sarah’s Key” before seeing the movie. Read more »

Don’t Ask for Ketchup in Paris

My husband – carnivore man – and I were walking through the streets of Paris one afternoon and came upon the Paris Opera House which is more formally known as the Palais Garnier.  The Paris Opera House was built in the mid-1800’s and was the primary home of the Paris Opera for more than 100 years.  A large rectangular shaped building enveloped by a diamond-shaped parcel of land with the streets (rues)  forming the borders, the Paris Opera House is an impressive building. Read more »