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 …

Avenue des Champs-Elysées, Noël

January 4, 2019

Vagabond Wishes 2019 

We’ve been playing at being vagabonds, turning some of our minor setbacks into opportunities.

December 9, 2010


Memories and Cooking Tips for a French Winter Treat

Gingered Chicken Soup

A friend was in China and felt stressed and tired. She was offered a gingered chicken soup that re-energized her. …

Panna Cotta

A Recipe for the French Woman's Light and Simple Comfort Food

Mussels in White Wine

A perfect dish to serve friends for a casual dinner. All you need to remember is to clean the mussels …