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Happy Easter Monday!

Easter Monday

Today is Easter Monday, also known as Bright Monday or Renewal Monday. Easter Monday is observed in many areas around the world including Canada, Poland and France. In these countries you’ll find lots of people off from work and out in their neighborhoods enjoying traditions such as Divine Liturgies, religious processions and feasting with family and friends. My favorite way to spend Easter Monday? Checking out amazing Easter trees on Pinterest. It’s not exactly a tradition, but it is crazy...

Friday Favs: 5 Francophiles Worth Following

Are you in need of a Franco fix? Here are 5 of my favorite blogger/travelers/photographers whose take on life and travel in France will definitely put the “Ooh” back in your “la la” blahs: 1. Paris: People, Places and Bling: Theadora Brack enthusiastically posts about the shopping, open-air markets, art, cuisine, and cinema of fabulous Paris. 2. Cooking in Sens: A Foodie blog by a Texas expat who is currently located in Sens, France and loving it. 3. Food, Photography & France: From the heart...

Global Art: Paris In Color

Nicole Robertson is my Paris living, photo taking, fashion blogging, book writing, Etsy selling-hero. She kind of makes doing it all look a bit effortless, okay, maybe I hate her just a tiny bit. When I first blogged about her Etsy shop The Paris Print Shop, which features amazing photo prints of all things Parisian organized by color, I remember thinking I wanted to buy them all. Lucky for me, I don’t have to and neither do you. Paris In...

Sweet Smell of Success Winner and More Travel Sweeps

The weather has been crazy here in the Midwest. 100 degree temps, 90 miles per hour winds and 4 days of power outages have made blogging… well, there has been no blogging. Thankfully the lights and the air conditioning are back up and it’s time to announce the winner to the Sweet Smell of Success Giveaway: Congrats to Livivua C. and Jeremy S. I will be in touch via email to get your address and fragrance preference. For the rest...

Winning Wine Wednesday

I don’t know about you, but I love trying new wines; wines from France, Spain, Germany or where ever. What I love even more is testing great international wines at home with friends… or even alone. Some of my favorite places to score great wines on the cheap are World Market, Trader Joe’s and believe it or not, Whole Foods (which is usually dubbed by a good friend “whole paycheck”). The wines at Whole Foods are surprisingly reasonably priced. Today,...

Tasty Tuesday + Tuesday Tunes: Cameroon's Banana Pineapple Salad and Musician Henri Dikongue

I am taking a little liberty and borrowing a couple of great “coined” category titles from two of the blogs that I follow. The first is Tuesday Tunes from lifeintheblueridges and the second is Tasty Tuesday from dangerouslydreaming. I’ll trust them to inform me of any unintentional trademark infringement on my part. TUESDAY TUNES: Henri Dikongue (pronounced “On-ree Dee-kong-ay”), a musician who began playing guitar at the age of five has been called Cameroon’s unofficial global ambassador. Born in Douala...