They say diamonds are a girls best friend, but I think Chocolate is. My journey with chocolate started when I was a young girl. Every day after school my mother would have something wonderful to eat waiting for us. Usually something chocolate like brownies, fudge, Ding Dongs, See's candy or cake. No wonder she became … Continue reading Gourmand du Chocolat – Museum Monday…yum
Museum Monday at the Musée Rodin! If any of you have been to the Palace of the The Legion of Honor in San Francisco, you know you are greeted by one of Rodan’s most famous works of art: The Thinker. The museum has about 70 works of Rodan’s and it is always one of my … Continue reading Hmmm, let me think for a moment, while I’m nude! MM at Musée Rodin
Musée de l'OrangerieI probably say this every week, but I think this is my favorite museum in Paris, if for no other reason than the two gigantichugenormous elliptical rooms that house Monets Water Lilies (Les Nymphéas)This was a project by Monet to show his ultimate artistic expression. He worked on the Water Lillies that inhabit … Continue reading Musée de l’Orangerie on Museum Monday
When one thinks of Tiffany do light blue boxes and beautiful jewelry comes to mind? Perhaps, like me, you think of the movie, Breakfast at Tiffany's. (click below to watch the opening sequence.) I also think of stained glass windows and lamps with his unique way of layering color. They are all stunning and gorgeous. … Continue reading Tiffany’s in Paris? Of course!
What is a museum? A museum can be inside or outside, a garden, a park or even a Metro station. This week we go underground to explore the Paris Metro’s “CIRCULATION(S) – Festival de la jeune photographie europeenne.” Not everybody goes to museums but almost everybody goes through the Metro so everyone gets to experience … Continue reading The Metro is a Museum? – In Paris it is!
We all met at Who’s for brunch one beautiful Saturday morning at 11:00am, a place where the waiters all wear footie pajamas, it feels slightly like having a cute Frenchmen serve you breakfast in bed, only you aren’t alone in your bedroom, you have 30 other people in bed with you. (that could be fun) … Continue reading Thai Massage Thursday in the Marais…
Le Surrealisme De L’object The Centre Pompidou is the first museum to host a large-scale exhibition dedicated to Surrealist sculpture, so I just had to grab my daughter and head on over to take a peek at this most bizarre exhibition. Now, while I enjoy and actually love some of the Surrealist paintings, I don’t … Continue reading Museum Monday at the Centre Pompidou
Dear Diary, "What a week this has been, what a rare mood I'm in. Well it's almost like being in love..." You can listen to Judy whilst reading... Well, it's almost like being in love, except when you are not....Just as an example of how my week went...I had a big client that has me … Continue reading Frustrating week in Paris…can I bitch for just a moment?
Dear Diary, I have discovered a new way to exercise while here in Paris. Every morning I get a really great 40 min workout that tones my entire body, especially my abs. You know what? Now I know why all those French women are so thin and their bodies so toned. People make a big … Continue reading The Best Workout in Paris
Museum Monday in Paris This week it’s all about bones and the creepy underground Catacombs underneath Paris. Warning: The tour is unsuitable for people with heart or respiratory problems, those of a nervous disposition and young children. You enter from 1 avenue du Colonel Henri Rol-Tanguy, well actually you wait in line for about 30 … Continue reading Museum Monday in Paris – Catacombs