La Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris en noir

Ode to Paris, The City of Light

Paris, The City of Light. I can't get you off my mind. Your lure sucks me in. Your breathtaking beauty enchants. You cast a spell which cannot be broken. You tell stories that speak to the heart. You paint images that seem almost too incredible to be real. What is this magical power you possess; you …

Throwback to Paris

On the banks of the Seine... where the magic happens. This beautiful city is difficult not to fall in love with! This image was taken from the Pont des Arts bridge between the charming Saint-Germaine des Pres quarter in the 7th eme and the Louvre just on the north side of the Seine river.

Paris Impromptu Dance Party

You'll never guess what happened the other day in Paris. The universe rewarded me for being open to new experiences. Last week I was dining at a small, family-owned restaurant in the Charles Michel quarter in the 15th. I chose a random restaurant just down the street from my hotel (don't judge; I don't do …

Jardin Bleu, Parc André Citroën & the 15th Arrondissement, Paris

It's Saturday here in Paris. That means some downtime. I took the opportunity to explore the 15th arrondissement where I am staying this go-round. I hadn't previously spent much time here. I ended up getting in 13kms of walking. These neighborhoods are so different on the weekends without the noise of vehicles on the road... …

What You Can and Cannot Look at While Riding the Paris Metro

There are very strict social rules when you ride the metro in Paris. It is your responsibility to know and follow them. The rules are not posted anywhere. I'm not sure where they came from. Maybe just decades of social peer pressure. LOL! After riding the metro in Paris to and from work every day …

La Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris

She is breathtaking. Every spring evening around 22:00 as a brilliant gold and orange sun is setting on this beautiful city, lights illuminate the exterior of the Notre-Dame cathedral. This Gothic masterpiece, which has been an icon of the City of Lights for centuries, is a sight to behold during the day, but truly stuns …

Restaurant Le Procope, Saint Germain des Pres, Paris

A bit of history tonight for dinner. This restaurant was established in 1686 here in the Saint Germain des Pres district in the 6th arrondissement of Paris. 1686. Let that sink in. A three-course meal of entree, plat, and dessert with a glass of Bordeaux red for about 45 euros... not at all bad for …

Le Garde-Manger: Parisien Lunch

Had lunch today with my colleague's in the Paris office. A wonderful French restaurant with really great authentic French cuisine. The restaurant is called Le Garde-Manger and is in the city of Saint-Cloud on the western edge of central Paris. The wine list was extensive. We received excellent service from a mademoiselle whose small muscular …

This Drink is Calling My Name…

The "San Diego" ... mango, pineapple, and melon syrup... cocktail sans alcohol. #DrinkingNotDrinking #ParisianLife