Posts Tagged With: Marie-Antoinette

The End of May, Part One


A little nod to «Le fabuleux destin d’Amélie Poulin» — in the Butte Bergeyre Community Garden, 75019 Paris

So, the last we all gathered here together was the post before my guest post for Misadventures with Andi in which I chronicled the story of how I got to Paris. It was May 19 and it was my 42nd birthday.  About three weeks has passed since then and I have been itching to write about some of the things I have been doing. I decided the best way to go about this would be to create some photo collages and write about how it is that friendship in Paris is one of the things I love the best about Paris. Each person who has reached out in friendship to me has helped me fall a little more in love with the city. Helping myself “bloom where I am planted,” to use the very accurate if worn out expression, is exactly the purpose of this blog, and my friends have been helping me to do that. I want to share with you what has been going on to those ends here in P-Town the past three weeks.

Continue reading

Categories: Food Intolerances, Life in Paris, Paris Adventures, Paris Beauty, Paris Friends | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Château de Versailles – Part Three

Welcome to the third and final installation of My Visit to Versailles.

Me, in the cold, 12 December 2009

Continue reading

Categories: Cross-Cultural Living, Paris Adventures, Paris Friends | Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

Château de Versailles – Part Two

It’s a Monday, and here you go!!

Welcome to Part Two about my trip to Versailles this past December (2009). Part One can be found here. Part One includes an introduction about the Château,  information about who should and who should not visit, and preparations and recommendations about planning a trip there. UPDATE: I have also just posted Part Three: my post-trip analysis — what I learned and discovered, as well as some additional links for reading more on Versailles.

Part Two is about…

What To See While You Are There

There are essentially four big (huge) but basic things to see at Versailles: The Palace, The Gardens, the Grand Trianon, and the Queen’s Estate (the Petit Trianon and Hamlet).


Outside of the Palace

Continue reading

Categories: Paris Adventures, Paris Friends | Tags: , , , ,

Blog at