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Fall Trip to France
I recently returned from my annual trip to France to visit new properties and to inspect some of our existing offerings.

My trip started along the Riviera and since my last blog post concerned Matisse ...
Click To ReadPublished on 12/17/2014

Matisse in the South of France
When I think of the Riviera, I think of Matisse. His stained glass windows in the tiny Chapel of the Rosary in Vence capture beautifully the light, the colors and the warmth of this region.

So when I ...
Click To ReadPublished on 10/21/2014

The Picasso Museum Re-Opening in Paris
Just read an article in today's NY Times that the Picasso Museum in the Marais which has been closed for 5 years(!) will finally open end of Oc...
Click To ReadPublished on 09/04/2014

Summer Reading: Little Saint by Hannah Green
More thoughts on the Camino de Santiago and how it relates to my suggestion for summer reading. This pilgrimage I took and just completed in April, was such a special experience that it continues to affect me....
Click To ReadPublished on 06/20/2014

My Walk on the Camino
I just came back from walking the Camino de Santiago. Most of you will recognize that this is the medieval trail that pilgrims have walked to S...
Click To ReadPublished on 05/22/2014

A New "Food Lover's Guide" to Paris
I am a fan of Patricia Wells and her many wonderful books on food and France.

And now after many years she has published a new print edition ...
Click To ReadPublished on 04/01/2014

The Little Prince: a French Fable
I recently read an article in the NY Times about the Morgan Library's current exhibit about Le Petit Prince/The Little Prince by St. Exupéry. Although I had read it years ago when I was in high school, it's be...
Click To ReadPublished on 02/21/2014

A Croque Monsieur--A Food Trip to Paris
This is the time of year when I'm in the office working and a trip to France feels far away. So last week to get myself in the mood, I cooked a dish that always makes me feel I'm in Paris. Croque Monsieur! <...
Click To ReadPublished on 01/20/2014

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