Boulevard of Dreams

For those of you that have not been to Boulevard yet, when you step inside, you’re suddenly transported to an amazing place where the food is orgasmic. The food is impeccable, the service top notch, and the prices certainly reflect it. Now I’ll keep frenchie guessing whether it was truly a surprise or a grand stroke…

Oh Bar Tartine, how I love thee!

Double dates are always fun, but how often do you get to have one with one of your dearest childhood friends, her mom, and your own mom? Not often. So when we all got together for brunch in the city one sunny Saturday afternoon, it was a fabulous trip down memory lane. Our destination was…

Long Life Noodles

There are certain occasions that are more special than others and I celebrated one of those occasions recently.  Earlier this month it was my grandmother’s 90th birthday.  That’s right, 90.  That’s three times my lifetime!  Since it’s such a milestone birthday, it only seemed fitting to throw her a big birthday bash.   My mother,…

Anyone for Tea?

Now my previous post was about France and only thought I should share the European love and share something that has more British roots – a Tea Party.  Now I’m at an age where invitations to weddings and baby showers are becoming more frequent and a couple weekends ago, I went to my first tea…

Loire Valley – Castles, Cuisine Oh My!

After La Baule, we took a road trip inland through the French countryside to the Loire Valley which was very beautiful. We drove in our cute little Toyota Ka and listened to all the pop hits of the summer while taking in the scenic drive. The Loire Valley is known as one of the major…

La Baule – La Plage & fresh, delicious food

After Paris, our first extended stay was in La Baule, a city in the southern part of the Bretagne region of France. It is along the west coast of France and luck was on our side, bringing us sunny weather almost every day, so that we could swim in the Atlantic and bask in the…

Exploring the Streets of Paris

During a two week trip this summer to France with my wonderful boyfriend, we enjoyed the sights, sounds, and tastes of a beautiful country. First stop – Paris! It was over 6 years ago since I last visited Paris as a tourist. This time, however, I experienced the city through the eyes of a local…