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Picture this: Place Garibaldi

I pass through Place Garibaldi at least twice a week on my way to the market.  Smaller and less grand than Place Masséna, during the warmer months it is a bustling square where you can dine al fresco or people watch while sipping a cold drink.  On the weekends vendors invade the square with their antiques, […]

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Picture this: Pont du Gard

A sunny weekend chez les parents included a day trip to the beach. Before hitting the waves D and I stopped to visit the Pont du Gard.

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Picture this: cherry blossoms

I love cherry blossoms and their delicate sweet fragrance.  Despite the fact that I hate to get up-close-and-personal with bugs of any kind, I will gladly poke my nose into almost any flower. I do like to stop and smell the roses and the cherry blossoms. Sometimes you are just forced to stop…or to take […]

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Picture this: Naked in the park

What? Were you expecting to see moi naked in the park?  That would be downright scandalous!

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Picture this: Le Negresco

During the day, especially those sunny summer côte d’azur days where the sea is brilliantly blue, I find myself looking southward at the sea.  How could I not?  Once the sun has set however, no matter the time of year, Le Negresco gets my full attention. I remember the first time we drove along the Promenade.  I’d […]

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Picture this: revisited

Here’s the entire photo.  For my anglophone friends, the advertisement is for a window-treatment company.  I gather the couple in the photo could use new window coverings — a new set of blinds perhaps — to keep their private life private.  I don’t know if the little cat is traumatized by the behaviour of her […]

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Did you look at this picture?  Are you wondering the same thing I am? D and I pass this sign everytime we drive to Coustellet.  This picture, which is part of a sign for a business, is along the road from Robion to Coustellet.  D and I crack up everytime we see the photo. So, can […]

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I love spending time at the beach and on Monday D and I did just that.  After a 2-hour drive from Toronto we arrived at Pinery Park, one of Ontario’s Provincial Parks.  The Pinery is located on Lake Huron, the second largest of the Great Lakes, and has 10 km of sandy beach.  There isn’t much that […]

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D and I stayed at Hotel du Parc during our last trip to Alsace.  The hotel is all about the art deco style, which happens to be my favourite design style. The service and the food were both top notch.  Another plus: their bath gels, soaps, and body lotions are from L’Occitane en Provence. The […]

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