When Plans Change: An Unexpected Day In Honfleur

When Plans Change: An Unexpected Day In Honfleur

Posted by on Aug 29, 2016 in France | 2 Comments

This time I was really caught off-guard. With travel being travel, I always have a back-up plan or at least an idea of options. I allow time for delays, schedule changes, reservation glitches. I even carry names of alternate restaurant options in case my first choice no longer exists. But I hadn’t counted on a […]

Mariage Frères: My Paris Mothership

Mariage Frères: My Paris Mothership

Posted by on Aug 22, 2016 in France | No Comments

The taste is unlike any tea I’ve ever known. It’s a rich blending of flavors that stays with you long after you’ve reached the bottom of the cup. It’s an aroma that perfumes the air from the moment you open the canister to the first sip of the morning. And it comes in such an […]

Mont Saint-Michel Le Magnifique: Great Expectations on the Normandy Coast

Mont Saint-Michel Le Magnifique: Great Expectations on the Normandy Coast

Posted by on Aug 15, 2016 in France | 2 Comments

“The following morning at dawn I went toward it across the sands, my eyes fastened on this, gigantic jewel, as big as a mountain, cut like a cameo, and as dainty as lace. Then nearer I approached, the greater my admiration grew, for nothing in the world could be more wonderful or more perfect.” ~Guy […]

Saint Peter Port: A Moody Day on the Island of Guernsey

Saint Peter Port: A Moody Day on the Island of Guernsey

Posted by on Aug 8, 2016 in Guernsey | No Comments

“That’s the best restaurant in town!” the man exclaimed, as he passed by my husband and me perusing the menu at Le Petit Café in St. Peter Port. We were looking for a comfortable spot to escape the rain as well as a good place for lunch, and from what we could tell from outside […]

Mixing Memories: A Journey to Cognac & Rémy Martin Cellar

Mixing Memories: A Journey to Cognac & Rémy Martin Cellar

Posted by on Aug 1, 2016 in France | 2 Comments

In the early 1980s when my husband and I lived in Chicago, we would often spend our Friday nights after work at the Acorn On Oak. The Acorn was a wonderful old place and a bit of a Chicago institution, known for its piano player and the best burgers in the city. We would always […]