Saturday, December 03, 2022

Marché de Noël 2022 - Suedoise


Swedish red fish candies (I was addicted to these for years on a daily basis until the dentist suggested otherwise) were about the only Scandinavian contact I had before moving to Paris. How about you? 

Last night Swedish Solli and I went to the annual Noël marché at the Swedish church in the 17th arrondissement. 

Wednesday, November 30, 2022

Salon Coqs d’Or, Petit Design Katsumi Komagata, Maison de la Culture du Japon

On Sunday, even though it was rainy, overcast and I forgot ligne 14 doesn’t run on Sundays, I went to the annual Salon des Coqs d’Or
It’s def one of the creme de la creme of foodie events in Paris. A superb collection of top French artisanal producteurs. Many never come to Paris except for this pre-Christmas tasting salon. 

Sunday, November 27, 2022

Friday, November 25, 2022

Thanksgiving à Musée d'Orsay


Last night I went to Musée d’Orsay looking for Degas dancers and found Monet’s turkeys/dinde🦃 You never know what the Impressionnistes will get up to. 

The Information desk (rather curtly) told me I could  Degas’ dancers🩰by taking the escalator all the way in the back 

Wednesday, November 23, 2022

November Paris Opera Letter


While some of you will be stuffing your turkeys 🦃  for tomorrow’s Thanksgiving dinner, I’ll probably be stuffing envelopes 💌 with the New Advent Letter💌

I’ve been thinking about the November Advent letter all month and going round Paris doing research.

Saturday, November 19, 2022

Why I ❤️ Ibis

 I almost always stay at an Ibis in France

So easy. Très reasonable. No complicated egg-boiling machine either 👍

Friday, November 18, 2022

Rendez-vous du carnet de voyage, Clermont-Ferrand


Best laid plans etc. You think you’ve figured out all the angles

I even did a test run yesterday to Paris-Bercy station on ligne 14, the fastest metro in Paris, because last time I went in 2019 to Rendez-vous du carnet de voyage in Clermont-Ferrand I got awfully lost in the pitch dark finding the station…the train always departs at 6:57 am (a 4 hour ride to the l’Auvergne). You miss it you’re toast.

Sunday, November 13, 2022

Made In France/MIF expo, Porte de Versailles


Last year when I went to the annual Made In France/MIF expo 🇫🇷at Porte de Versailles (on through Sunday), I never found the Gastronomie section.

This year I got directions and made a bee-line 🐝 

Thursday, November 10, 2022

A Japanese Bestiary, Maison de la Culture du Japon


A new show just opened at one of my favorite small museums in Paris ; a Japanese Bestiary at Maison de la Culture du Japon.

Organized with the Edo-Tokyo museum, more than 100 works of art showing how animals were integrated into quotidien life in Tokyo (18th - 19th century).