Printemps New Marché In The Sky With Spectacular Views

Printemps new  marché and marvelous food hall just opened, and I had been wanting to take a peak of this magnificent rooftop/terrace full of gastronomic delights. I had already visited several times the older terrace just to take in the breathtaking 360 degree views of Paris, which was a rather hidden secret, few even knew… Read More »

Aimée’s Birthday Celebration At Grease And The Sea

Aimée’s birthday celebration was for her as difficult as Christmas and New Years.  Despite my best attempt for distraction and evasion, it is impossible to blot up the grief that seeps through the fabric of our lives. Plus there is always a sibling’s survivor’s guilt at play too, though not always expressed at every turn.… Read More »

Fabulous French Feasting From Bûche de Noël To Galettes Des Rois

  Fabulous French feasting during the holidays is an almost impossible marathon for even a foodie such as me! Too much, too delicious and too rich! Christmas Eve feasts are just the beginning, with a second even more elaborate at New Years. Then comes the onslaught in January of Galettes des Rois, irresistible buttery confections… Read More »

Sexual Abuse; The Hidden Pain and Suffering

As  a neophyte therapist, I was really surprised to find that well more than half of my patients, majority female, had suffered from some sort of sexual abuse. Sexual assault is the unwanted and unconsented sexual acts of penetration, fondling, touching and sexual exhibition. If you add workplace sexual exploitation/harassment to the picture, it certainly… Read More »