Thursday, December 31, 2009

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

New Wine In Old Vessels

Interesting article in Time magazine online:

New Wine In Old Vessels

Plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose?

Friday, December 25, 2009

Monday, December 21, 2009

Monday, December 14, 2009

The Louvre Returns Five Fragments to Egypt

It happened today at the Élysée Palace. The article from is here.

Monday, December 7, 2009

France mourns an ageing lothario as tortoise dies, aged 146

Kiki sounds like he was quite the man (it seems even wheelbarrows were not safe from his advances)! Read the entire article here.

Friday, December 4, 2009

France's image in the US improves!

Le Monde carried this story today. A rather remarkable increase in Americans who look favorably on France. It's about time!

Le spéculoos...

I encountered spéculoos for the first time at a tea shop in Blois in October. So I was delighted to find this article in La Libération today. This little treat, served with tea or coffee, reminds me a bit of graham crackers, only better!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Paris Illuminated!

Check out this video of the special lighting effects designed to celebrate the 120th anniversary of the Eiffel Tower.  The show goes on four times a night until December 31, 2009! Amazing!! 

The City of Light really knows how to throw a great light show. The neighborhood holiday lighting is just about up all over town now, with more than 125 streets and 200 kilometers of lighting as part of what's called "Paris Illumine Paris" done with the help of 80 merchant associations and professionals in the capital. For those of us who can't make it to Paris to see it "for real" there is a small slide show available here.

And you can enjoy the creative holiday window decorations at the Grands Magasins without leaving the comfort of your armchair by clicking here.

Have an illuminating holiday season!