We saw this cheesecake in the market yesterday (in L.A.) and were pretty sure “Bakery de France” isn’t in France. So we checked: it’s in Rockville, Maryland! Not knocking it, though; we just thought it was sort of funny and that it looks pretty good.
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From the telegraph:
Photo from AFP
The 15th-century alabaster statues – considered treasures of medieval Europe – have never before left the city of Dijon, where they march perpetually around the base of the tomb of John the Fearless and his wife Margaret of Bavaria.
Now they can be seen walking two-by-two down a plain catwalk in the heart of the Met in the exhibition The Mourners: Medieval Tomb Sculptures from the Court of Burgundy.
Carved over a 25-year-period by Jean de la Huerta and Antoine le Moiturier, each statue represents a mourner – mostly ecclesiastical figures such as a bishop, a choirboy and rows of monks from the Carthusian order.
In their normal setting in Dijon they are only partially seen, as they are positioned between miniature Gothic arches lacing the base of the wealthy and powerful couple’s black marble tomb…
Filed under: advertising & marketing,cultural differences,daily life,food and drinks,funny,outside of France
Here’s a silly fun ad from the U.S. explaining why things are better when they’re French. Soooo….. I haven’t seen French maids like that in the seven years I’ve lived in France – NOT saying they don’t exist but anyway…
via (Thanks, LA Frog!)
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If you’re thinking ahead to fall vacations, Air France has a deal for you. Book flights to Europe from Aug. 31 to Oct. 24, 2009, for as low as $243 one-way.
Air France launched an airfare sale from select U.S. cities to Paris, Greece, Barcelona, Rome and more. You’ll have to book your travel by July 15 to get these cheap flights.
The select fares below are one-way based on a round-trip purchase and include the fuel-surcharge.
Washington D.C. – Paris: $257
Chicago – Paris: $279
New York – Nice: $298
Boston – Paris: $322
Los Angeles – Nice: $331
Washington D.C. – Athens: $243
Boston – Barcelona : $254
New York – Rome: $268
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Ok, you got me. This “Eiffel Tower” is in Las Vegas, but I couldn’t help but post about it. We’d just taken a helicopter ride to the Grand Canyon, and they fly you over Vegas on the return. One word about the whole trip: spectacular. So hey, if you can’t make it all the way to the real deal, head on over to Sin City!