Archive | March, 2012

Picture This: Flowers

Today happened to be one of the few times I had my camera with me while at the market.  I marked this ‘occasion’ by snapping a quick photo of some of the lovely flowers for sale at Cours Saleya. My favourite flower is la pivoine (the peonie) but I do appreciate Mother Nature’s skill at […]

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The Man

People have asked me what I do in France (besides eating croissants and pastries of course). Monday to Friday I got to the office because I have a job. I work for The Man. That’s what I say whenever I’m asked.  “I work for The Man,” is my reply. Yes, I even imagine the words […]

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Dining in the 14th: Restaurant Monteleone

Business trips to Paris are always a lot of fun for me:  I get the trip without the business.  D’s schedule generally dictates in which arrondissement we stay and on our most recent stay we’d found a nice hotel in the 14th.  To my knowledge, there isn’t anything in this part of Paris.  At least, […]

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Sweet things: LAC Chocolatier

Sadly (for my taste buds) but fortunately (for my wallet and waistline) I don’t dine out often in Nice.  This is a sorry state of affairs for someone like me who enjoys a good meal — wine, cheese, and dessert included — without having the hassle of cleaning up afterwards. While I do have a […]

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