Paris was my Classroom: I didn’t need the schoolroom.

I learned about history & culture outside the classroom: This is the moment when learning can step outside the box. I was lucky. My parents were travelers. They felt the classroom, was the world. I spent the second half of a school year in Paris, after completing what I needed to pass 8th grade. Well,…

Paris Rises: New Heroes For France

It is not easy sitting here. The winds are rustling the palm trees outside my doorway.  The Pacific Ocean is deep gray blue telling me that the wind is fierce out to sea. I am 5000 miles away from the city I love as it lives through a virus no one anticipated nor prepared for….

Secret Passages of Paris

I felt completely at home in my petite Paris studio located inside the building that is part of a Passage in Paris; but where was I really? I had stepped back in time and into one of the charming locations that make Paris so special, the PASSAGE. The stories of the secret passages of Paris…

Left Bank Inspirations

A Rainy day in Paris is the perfect day for a museum adventure; even if you have been to the same museum before, there is always something new to discover. If you are visiting Paris for the first time, its a good idea to purchase a museum pass for a minimum of 2 days, as…

Luxury Palace: Virtual Tour

Versailles Palace: Luxury without Boundries My recent trip to Versailles (I have already visited three times in my lifetime) was a revelation.  I had always pictured Versailles in my mind after reading the history of the many illustrious former residents, so it made me cry when I finally saw it over 20 years ago for…

Perfectly Paris Travel:  The Smart Suitcase Est Arrivee!

One thing that will tell you its August in Paris and the signs and sounds of the city beginning to empty out: the sound of suitcase wheels on the pavement.  All Parisians, as my dad used to say, “turn the same pages of the book in the schools each day” so perfectly regimented across the…