Dining with Man’s Best Friend

Utah Beach

These came from Utah Beach,  Normandy. Very different from Utah Beach - 1944

Drinks on the Petrus III

A first: we had drinks on Petrus III, a boat owned by one of Bernard’s friends. It’s the boat in the top middle of the photo. It’s docked on the “Port de l’Arsenal.” To the right lies the Seine. To the left, the Bastille and Canal St Martin. Our apartment faces l’Arsenal, a bit to the right […]

Ready for Dinner

No Degree of Separation

This was the view at midnight as we moved into the New Year. We were at Dorie’s and Michael’s along with 16 other interesting and intelligent people. French and American, ex-pats who’ve been living in Paris for decades, and visitors here for a few days; all involved with Paris and Food: writers of books and […]

A Magical Christmas

On Christmas day we went to Théâtre des Champs-Elysées to see Mozart’s Magic Flute. And so it was.
Obliged to take single seats, R sat on one side and E in the other. The overture opened the production with white lines, circles, squares, mathematical figurations projected onto the curtain so there […]


Renée’s back Talking with the Butcher

Equally Bound to Happen

The new adventure occurred not more than 5 minutes after I finished the last blog.
I was emptying the garbage when I heard some voices in the back yard, turned and said “Bonjour” to a group of people who were walking around - a woman and three men. When I went to the hallway door we […]

Bound to Happen

We are back in Paris and we experienced our first ‘bad moment.” After drinks in the 6th with friends we took a bus (the 86) to the 12th to have dinner with some American friends.
Instinct is a funny thing. So often we sense something but don’t act on it. As we were getting into the […]