Sacrebleu! Paris at last

There’s nothing that I can write about Paris that wouldn’t sound like a complete cliché of anything that’s been said before.  It’s beautiful.  It’s civilized and felt more like home to me than the US.  The more I’ve lived, the more I’ve realized that my favorite things come from France, so it was no surprise [...]

Meeting the Godmother of Jam in Alsace

Over the years I’d heard about Gabe’s French cousins in Alsace. They sent love and regards, some delicious foie gras and the Nice family contingency to our wedding, so I couldn’t wait to meet the rest of them one day in France.  Three years later we were pulling up to Nadia’s house in Uffholtz.  The [...]


I had heard about the French Riviera, and the Cote d’Azur, but I always assumed that it was just like Malibu, or maybe Cancun, with a nice beach, some towns and a few stars.  It turns out that I way underestimated it.  The Cote d’Azur is a stunning stretch of aqua blue Mediterranean coastline with [...]