Category Archives: My Paris Adventures

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 »

Hidden Gardens, Mansions, Minerals And Russian Chanting

Hidden gardens, mansions, and spectacular places not otherwise open to the public are the jewels I love seeing during the weekend of Journees Patrimone or heritage days.  A lot of monuments, châteaux and museums are generally open for free as well. I look forward to it each year and always marvel at the secret beauty… Read More »

Jean Jacques Henner, His Very Revealing Nudes And Portraits

Jean Jacques Henner may not be well known, especially outside of France, but his nudes, religious subjects and  portraits are beautiful  and very provocative. There is very little written about his life, but his art speaks volumes about this obscure artist seen in a self portrait as a young man. The first time I saw… Read More »