France

Bite-Sized Bits of Paris, France

Bite-Sized Bits of Paris, France

My first morning in Paris was spent crying in my café au lait. I just didn’t know where to start. Paris was so big and there was so much to see. As my croissant got soggy, I got back in bed and pulled the covers over my […]

A Bit of France: Off Piste in Chamonix

A Bit of France: Off Piste in Chamonix

I am not a great skier, having begun too late in life, but that doesn’t mean I don’t love ski resorts, and I am sure most of you non-skiers feel the same way. Who doesn’t want to be surrounded by massifs, breathing fresh air, eating […]

Bite-Sized Bits of Chamonix-Mont-Blanc, France

Bite-Sized Bits of Chamonix-Mont-Blanc, France

For those of you who double black diamond your way through life, I’ve created my first Bite-Sized Bits. It’s Best Bits without the chat, just the facts. First out of the gate is Chamonix-Mont-Blanc, France, known as the resort for real skiers. Resort is probably the wrong […]

A Bit of Paris: The New & The Old

A Bit of Paris: The New & The Old

Everyone is looking for the newest things to do in Paris. Sometimes it’s great to feel you are the first on the block but it’s equally fun to haunt the same old place for hundredth time.  So on my last trip to Paris. the Cypriot and I […]

A Bit of Paris – The Ascent to Sacré-Coeur

A Bit of Paris – The Ascent to Sacré-Coeur

Honoré de Balzac proclaimed, “Whoever does not visit Paris regularly will never really be elegant!” I have to admit that when you glide down Haussman’s grand boulevards in this capital of sophistication, you can’t help but know he’s right. Only at Christmastime, does the City of Light turn […]

A Bit of France: Paris – Cool La La

A Bit of France: Paris – Cool La La

  Pierre Hermé may have already captured the macaroon flag but now he has his sights set on the traditional ice cream sandwich.  Long gone are the days of vanilla ice cream stuck between two chocolate cookies…we know that…but Mr. Hermé has taken it a step […]