Archives for July, 2005

Here’s my cutie pie boston terrier, lulu, at an excellent crepes place in vence, where we used to live. i’m

Posted in food and drinks, lulu/dogs/cats

carry le rouet is one of my favorite resort town getaways and relatively unknown to non-frenchies (i think). it’s a

Posted in daily life, people, politics, travel and places, weird

Fréjus is a hidden gem undiscovered by many non-Europeans. Situated quite conveniently between Cannes and St. Tropez, it’s often overlooked

Posted in history, lulu/dogs/cats, travel and places

If you find yourself in the south of France and want a refreshing reprieve to escape Nice’s masses huddled along

Posted in nature, sports, travel and places

One of the several things France knows how to do the best, is perfumes. they’ve had quite a bit of

Posted in books/magazines, history, products, shopping, travel and places

Some people think that the French are all about etiquette and taste, not a hair out of place, not an

Posted in events

I love the Montmartre area of Paris because it somehow is able to retain a consistent charm, a sincerity that

Posted in health, paris, travel and places, tv and movies

Here’s glass artisan in the old village of biot in the south of France (not the glass factory just outside

Posted in travel and places

nuclear power plant or cloud making factory?

Posted in environment

Growing up, I’ve eaten weird things that many French people would not touch with a 10 foot pole. Ah, but

Posted in cultural differences, food and drinks

Ahhh, Les Chtimi…No, I don’t have a cold and Yes, that IS French, believe it or not. The Chtimi (cutely

Posted in history, language, people, tv and movies

I saw this fountain yesterday, and it sort of bugs me. i’m just going to leave it at that. (btw,

Posted in travel and places, weird

France eats approximately 30 million baguettes a day.Wow (that’s a half a baguette for everyone every day). So do you

Posted in articles, daily life, food and drinks, products, weird

As a musician, I’d be remiss to exclude the important subject of music and i’ll be posting several thoughts (not

Posted in music, people

Remember this post about the cancer causing soda cans? This is part 2. It’s wicked hot right now and i’m

Posted in advertising & marketing, health, products, weird

I went out the other day to take pictures of Cercy La Tour, a beautiful village in Burgundy, and I

Posted in photos, travel and places

Once home to extremely cheap wine, now it’s FREE! In a strange attempt to boost wine sales and to shrink

Posted in cultural differences, daily life, food and drinks, health, products, weird, wine

Adopt a smart attitude If the Swiss watch manufacturer, Swatch, and the automobile manufacturer, DaimlerChrysler (makers of the Mercedes-Benz), fell

Posted in cars/bikes/etc, products

Vichy’s natural spring water leaves a bad taste in the mouth, like its history Vichy, brand for a wide range

Posted in health, history, products, travel and places

A true and silly story: I was walking around a small town the other day with Lulu (my dog) and

Posted in cultural differences, daily life, lulu/dogs/cats, stories, weird

If you’re looking for an authentic Salade Niçoise, you’d think you just need to travel to Nice but, in fact,

Posted in articles, cultural differences, daily life, food and drinks, weird

On Sunday August 7, in a place that is equidistant between Bordeaux and Toulouse, the biggest liar in France will

Posted in events, travel and places

If you think Fréjus’ moniker, “The Pompeii of Provence” sounds inauspicious, you could surmise over the fate of nearby Barrage

Posted in history, nature, travel and places

Last night for dinner, I was served some very yummy scallops in béchamel sauce and a quiche of some kind

Posted in advertising & marketing, articles, food and drinks, health, stories, weird

This is a “Gasp! WTF (pardon the pun) and other expletives expletives!” versus a “AHHHH… eezeent zat kyooot!?” culturally contrasting

Posted in advertising & marketing, cultural differences, food and drinks, people, products, weird

While in the south of France, particularly in the largers cities of Nice or Marseille, if you don’t happen to

Posted in cultural differences, daily life, sports, travel and places

appropriately fun title, i thought. it’s no secret that there are a lot of bare boobed statues in france and

Posted in cultural differences, stories, travel and places, weird

needless to say, i’m an animal lover particularly of dogs (and horses) so oftentimes you’ll see posts about my lulu,

Posted in cultural differences, daily life, lulu/dogs/cats, travel and places, weird

A quick 15 minute ferry ride from Cannes will take you to the Île St. Marguerite, one of the 2

Posted in history, travel and places

need i say more to this open air urinal with NO WALLS??????? you heard me. no walls, no room, no

Posted in accessibility and disabilities, cultural differences, daily life, weird