I have to admit, I was being very narrow-minded. You see, I grew up in California where autumn is really only a concept. Californians try, but only really succeed, in conjuring up fall by decorating excessively. Then I moved to New England with its spectacular bursts of colors! Some would say I now live among […]
In spite of my last name, my ancestry is french, so I am especially interested in the great country of France.
While headed to Scandinavia this spring I had the chance to stop in Paris for one week! I can’t believe I hadn’t yet visited this iconic city. And spring in Paris is as romantic and beautiful as they say. We did most of our exploring of Paris in three days and spent the rest of […]
I love nature and art, so it follows that Impressionism is my favorite art form. The movement was started in the late 1800s around Paris when life got a little easier and people were able to get out into the countryside. Artists such as Claude Monet began to break with traditions of painting myths, people […]
What is Versailles Versailles started out as a humble hunting lodge and was then transformed into an ostentatious showing of wealth and power as the Palace of the sun king, Louis XIV. It is a huge palace with wings for servants, aristocracy, but also public rooms for the masses to view the opulence of the […]
This article is written by my first guest blogger, Roxana Oliver. Although I am already married, many of these locales have been on my bucket list for romantic anniversary trips and put me in a Valentine’s day state of mind. At the end of the article, I will also let you know where I spent […]