French opera, performed live in New York, broadcast live at a cinema in Uzes — with French subtitles.
Oyster roasts, magnolias and Pat Conroy This must be the “South”… USA, that is. While away from my beloved France, I thought, perhaps, friends there and beyond might like to know how we spend time in the winter months in the southern states along the east coast. In […]
Favorite foods and travels 2014
Churches, Temples and Mosques
This time last year I was in Paris. Just thinking about again is a thrill.
Christmas in the beautiful village of Uzes, France.
Istanbul. A Turkish Bath For the last few weeks, Mon Fils and I have been walking in the footsteps of the ancient Romans: touring Ponte Gard, Carcassone and the amphitheaters in Nimes, Arles, Orange, and more. So it’s only fitting that we would give ourselves a Roman treat […]
In awe of the French Anytime I take a trip in France and walk among ancient Roman ruins, I am thankful to the French. In French towns and villages where the Romans used to roam, you can actually see, feel, touch and experience the places of the past. […]
Before I ever dreamed of living in France, I had this wild idea about visiting Nepal and Kathmandu
The farmer who sells goat cheese at the Uzes Saturday Market is one of my favorite vendors.
One of the local artists in Uzes threw a soiree for a few friends and fans. Aside from celebrating the last days of his exhibit, t was a crazy good party.
This summer I was invited to a bullfight in Nimes. Visions of bulls, matadors and swinging red capes have been swirling in my head ever since.
It’s time to make wine in France
By now you know the south of France was hit by flooding in many villages near Uzes
The last few days in Uzes have not been a lot of fun. The area is being hit by torrential rain and there has been flooding in many towns and villages.
I promised I’d know French by Christmas
This week Uzes celebrated its first Blanc Nuit, “White Night”. By all accounts, the event that is an annual affair in Paris will be back in Uzes by popular demand.
As published in France Today There’s a dress shop in the village square of my adopted home in France where finding what’s new in fall fashions takes you back a century or two. A visit to the store reminds you of rummaging through your grandmother’s closet, or uncovering […]
Update to yesterday’s blog, “One Step Forward, Two Back“. Lucy needed a new battery after all. Hoping to drive to Nimes to deal with my lost phone at SFR, I went to the parking garage to pick up Lucy. Soon I discovered the battery was dead … again. […]
If you think living in France is buttery croissants and fancy red wine, welcome to my week.