Christmas Spanish Steps tree

January 8, 2024

Musing & Prevailing

Chocolate. Finishing a meal with a piece of chocolate makes all the difference, don’t you think?  And chocolate cures many …

Beach - opener

January 4, 2023

Smiles Redux

The upside of travel is prodigious, and the surprises can put a smile on one’s face for days and weeks.

Mireille on Via del Corso

January 6, 2022

Ac cent tchu ate

A few days before Christmas I was sitting in a funky hair salon I fancy on the Via dei Coronari …

January 13, 2021

Bonjour, Bonne Année!

We like to “count our blessing instead of sheep” this time of year, and we all are blessed in some …

Cathedral of Notre-Dame, Paris

January 9, 2020


Musing at this time of year, I am most reminded of how change is inevitable and life is such an …

April 16, 2019

On Notre-Dame

Remarkably, just last week I was inside the Notre-Dame Cathedral. Our visit will now serve as a momento mori.