Recently I was at a meeting of women entrepreneurs, listening to a woman tell her story of going from losing her job and the difficulty of scraping by while raising her son as a single mom, to building a successful business that supports her comfortably and even saving enough money to take her son to France for a vacation.
My recent trip to Paris was cut short due to circumstances beyond my control – c’est la vie. But the one thing I was unwilling to eliminate from my planned Paris activities was my French baking class. I’ll admit it – bread baking has become a bit of an obsession for...
I just like to spend a couple of weeks living in Paris. You can be a tourist in Paris, or you can immerse yourself in the ambience of Paris. I choose the latter.
Montmarte is a neighborhood, more specifically a large hill, in the 18th Arrondissement of Paris. It is home to trendy shops and restaurants, the Basillica Sacre Coeur (the Sacred Heart), the last working wine vineyard in Paris (Clos Montmarte), and roughly 7 billion stairs.
Sometimes a little OCD of a vacation checklist goes a long way – in this case, to Paris. We leave next week for our annual visit and I’m a veritable whirligig of ebullience.
With 3 days to spend in Paris, I planned the itinerary with a sort of “big” thing to do each day and plenty of time to just experience whatever we might encounter (because yes, I’m a planner, but also very French).