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Paris With Children: Guidebook Recommendations

Paris With Children: Guidebook Recommendations

ShareTweet Every summer, we travel to France to visit my mother. A few days in Paris are always part of the itinerary, either before or after we head down to the Loire Valley. We plan a few activities, but our favorite thing to do is stroll the Paris streets, ready to be seduced by theContinue Reading

The Pain of Le Shopping

The Pain of Le Shopping

ShareTweet Jack had two shopping goals for our trip to France. He wanted to eat a lot of crepes and he wanted to buy a large bag of madeleines. That was it. C’est tout madame. His sisters were as excited to eat their way through France, but also had some loftier shopping goals: fancy FrenchContinue Reading

The Siren Call of the Streets of Paris

The Siren Call of the Streets of Paris

ShareTweet The siren call of the streets of Paris is strong. I made a long list of things to see before we boarded ourĀ  plane for Paris: the gigantic Monet waterlilies at the Musee de l’Orangerie, the decadently dark hot chocolate at Angelina’s, the hall of mirrors in the Palais de Versailles, and even theContinue Reading

A Cozy Little Paris Hotel That Fits the Bill

A Cozy Little Paris Hotel That Fits the Bill

ShareTweet When my husband and I were young, childless, and living large with double income, we used to stay in Paris hotels that were so fancy, they defined luxury. When I have trouble falling asleep, I close my eyes and try to recall as many details from those amazing hotel stays. We were at theContinue Reading

Paris Nous Voila!

Paris Nous Voila!

ShareTweet After two blistering days in Chicago with no power, I threw the contents of our fridge and freezer in the garbage, threw some dirty clothes in our suitcases and raced to the airport to fly to France, our last trip to see my mother as a family of five. We landed this morning atContinue Reading

Books To Make You Dream of Paris

Books To Make You Dream of Paris

ShareTweet We’ll be heading to Paris and the Loire Valley later this summer for our annual pilgrimage to visit relatives. The time is always too short to fit in all the adventures I’d like, so I start dreaming of Paris long before packing with some beautiful memoirs and novels. Some I’m re-reading for the umpteenthContinue Reading