Posts tagged "France"
France: Je t’aime | Road Tripping from Paris to Cannes

France: Je t’aime | Road Tripping from Paris to Cannes

Like so many of my fellow road warriors, I must admit to having something of a soft spot for France if only because my heart always seems to beat differently the moment I touch down at Charles De Gaulle airport in Roissy-en-France. Perhaps the feeling can be attributed to my recollection of the grand romances...
Bob Sinclar: The Pied Piper of Paris Nightlife

Bob Sinclar: The Pied Piper of Paris Nightlife

I’ve spent more nights than I can count (and certainly more than I can remember) dancing the night away in any number of those dim, uniquely Parisian bars that are short on light and long on the kind of fun that goes on past dawn. And more often than not, the rhythmic hooks of Bob...
Remembering Normandy: Let Us Never Forget

Remembering Normandy: Let Us Never Forget

By Duane Wells For years I honestly didn’t understand the difference between Memorial Day and Veteran’s Day. The fact that the former honors the brave men and women who have died during military service, while the latter recognizes all veterans of the armed forces, living or dead, was a distinction that had always been quite...
In Paris: A Room with a View

In Paris: A Room with a View

For some reason, I’ve been waxing nostalgic about Paris this week. Perhaps it’s because Fashion Week and all of the spectacle of the 2013 collections will soon take over the City of Lights in a way few events can. Or perhaps it’s because January tends to be a reflective month that has as its companion...
Globetrotting: Paris to the Loire Valley

Globetrotting: Paris to the Loire Valley

Paris and its many charms can all too often prove so engaging that many find it difficult to pry themselves away, which is a shame given that beyond the borders of the City of Lights, la belle France reveals herself to be diverse and complex. In Paris, I set up home base at the sleek,...
An Evening At La Couronne: Dinner With Julia Child

An Evening At La Couronne: Dinner With Julia Child

Long before Meryl Streep’s brilliant turn in the award-winning film Julie & Julia, I was a big fan of Julia Child. As a little boy, I would sit and watch re-runs of Child’s various cooking shows longing for the day when I’d finally be old enough to wield a cleaver and attack a whole chicken...