Archive | February, 2011

Carnaval de Nice: Corso Illuminé

Despite the drop in temperature on Saturday evening, D and I headed to Place Massena for the Corso Illuminé.  The parade was scheduled to start at 9:30 pm by which time it was cold enough to warrant digging out our winter coats. D and I settled in our seats and I took a look around.  […]

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Letting fate choose your wine

Accidents of fate.  Destiny. Do you believe in fate? I’m not a fatalist; I believe we are creators of our own destiny.  But, I do wonder at times how much of our destiny we actually create and how much is just…fated. My bout of questioning was inspired by a recent trip to Alsace.  And by a […]

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Carnaval de Nice: Bataille de Fleurs

The Carnaval de Nice officially opened on Friday.  On Saturday, D and I headed to the Promenade des Anglais to take in the Bataille de Fleurs (the Flower Parade). As it was our first time we elected to buy tickets for reserved seats.  While we were both happy to have reserved spots in the tribune […]

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Partner in crime

If you arrived here thinking that this is an article about crime, you’ll be disappointed.  Sort of. No, this posting was inspired by the Stylish Blogger Award that SaraLouise bestowed on me.  And perhaps you’re still wondering what the award has to do with crime.  Well, I’m not talking about crime in illegal sense.  I’m […]

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One luxurious night in Paris and meeting new friends

I love Paris.  The best part about being in Paris can be the hotel stay.  (It’s sometimes the worst part too as some of the reviews you find online don’t paint a clear and true picture.  Eh bien…) Our most recent visit to Paris was lining up to be among the best.  D had meetings […]

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