Archives for September, 2007

[photo courtesy of Neverends] If you’ve been curious about what lurks beneath the City of Light, check out the underbelly

Posted in paris, photos

and other wines. Global Warming is going to seriously crimp your wine life…well, and your life in general. “Say Goodbye

Posted in environment, news, wine

“The only real prison is fear, and the only real freedom is freedom from fear.” – Daw Aung San Suu

Posted in events, news, paris, politics

Posted in food and drinks, paris, photos

The good things about the Apple Expo, where we dropped by earlier today on our way home from the north,

Posted in events, games/software/tech, paris

Yesterday in Calais (northern France) at the Cité Europe mall, we took a break to have a drink, and I

Posted in daily life, shopping, weird

Sometimes it takes wandering over to Venice, Italy to run into a French chocolate maker. We spent last week in

Posted in travel and places

“AssistiveWare will demo its assisitive technology products in the ordiTICE booth ED007-008 of the Education Solutions Centre of the Apple

Posted in accessibility and disabilities, games/software/tech, news, paris

Orange has yet to announce the price structure for the service for iPhone but you’ll probably have to sign on

Posted in daily life, games/software/tech, news

Some links: Article NY Times, Marcel Marceau, Inspiration for Michael Jackson’s Moonwalk (video)

Posted in news, people

The immensity of the Château de Versailles may overwhelm you (and your tired feet), which is perhaps why some travelers

Posted in accessibility and disabilities, travel and places

“For a fee, this French Web site will provide tailor-made alibis for your trysts, including fake bills, receipts, and phone

Posted in daily life, news, products, weird

Thought I’d take a different angle of the very popular ancient Greek sculpture, L’Aphrodite aka Venus de Milo and her

Posted in art/culture/design, paris

We went to a pharmacy in Paris and bought potassium for someone and this is what it looked like on

Posted in weird

On several occasions we’ve been recommended this tapas restaurant called “Pinxo” in Paris and since we’re staying in the area

Posted in food and drinks, paris

According to “Richart chocolate might be only the fourth most expensive chocolate in the world (at $120 per pound),

Posted in food and drinks

Spotted at the airport today: a purse with a hand-held type showerhead with piping as a handle. The purse was

Posted in daily life, fashion, paris, weird

There are several prints from 1910 by Villemard at the La Bibliothèque nationale de France that show what the artist

Posted in art/culture/design

I guess they’re not SECRET, anymore. “BROYE-LES-PESMES, France – A French space-surveillance radar has detected 20-30 satellites in low Earth

Posted in games/software/tech, news, politics, weird

Very Cool News From Gadling: “…local Parisians are battling the onslaught of foreign pop culture in their own special way.

Posted in food and drinks, news, paris, weird

Not that it’ll change anything or even prevent anyone from using this term, but a French Police Union is taking

Posted in books/magazines, language, weird

I was just about to walk into this place when my sweetie says, “Where are you going?” “In this store.”

Posted in photos, weird

Today Apple France will be making a announcement to French and European journalists invited to their “special” press event. Is

Posted in games/software/tech, news

A fun music find: The Lovers is a French band (Marion Benoist and Fred de Fred) based in Sheffield, England.

Posted in music

Talented and silly illustrators world-wide were asked to contribute their take on the Mona Lisa at Nick Mag’s Magazine Gallery

Posted in art/culture/design, books/magazines

“One in three bottles of appellation controlée wines produced in France is sub-standard, according to the French consumer watch-dog. A

Posted in food and drinks, wine

Funny TV ad spot. I don’t want to mention the product because it might give away the ending. (Click on

Posted in advertising & marketing, cultural differences, tv and movies

Him: You know what they need in France? Me: What? Him: Those awesome signs in the U.S. on trucks that

Posted in cars/bikes/etc, cultural differences, daily life, signs

Via Reuters “This is an aerial view of Tianducheng, a residential area on the outskirts of Hangzhou in east China’s

Posted in paris, travel and places, weird

While Americans are lounging around this non-working Labor Day in the U.S., today the French are doing the opposite on

Posted in cultural differences, daily life, education, products