Like promised here’s a mostly photographic blog post about our Chase around Paris with 18th century French history blogger, Madeleine and friends from Maine. It was a blistery cold March day, so cold I had to buy a new pair of boots just to keep my feet from turning into blocks of ice.  Poor Chef somehow managed to make […]


Ever since I was a little girl I’ve found myself in the pursuit of something.  When I was little I chased the dogs and cats around the yard along with my imaginary friend.  As a teen, my infatuation with Rod Stewart led me {with the help of my parents} to LA and all the way […]

From Montmartre to a glass of sweet iced tea…finding a southern classic in Paris

sugarplum cake shop Paris

You are probably wondering what Montmartre and sweet iced tea have in common, right?  They actually have nothing in common unless of course you were in the company of the Traveling Pear a year ago.  Here it is…the commonality of Montmartre and sweet iced tea.  The Chef and I had been in Paris for exactly 68 days […]

Paris and the Pear: Ladurée to the Jardin du Luxembourg

Luxembourg gardens Paris

Promenading with the Pear a year ago today… An afternoon spent wondering through the 7th arrondissement until we found ourselves on the right bank gazing up at the Arc de Triomphe.  I regret never going to the top…next time perhaps. A short walk down the Champs-Élysées and we were confronted with the iconic luxury sweet shop Ladurée […]

Paris and her medieval latrines…a stroll with the Pear a year ago today.

Like most of our Paris adventures this one started out kind of silly– Moi to the Chef:  ” So how about we go find Paris’ oldest toilets today?”  If only one could have seen the expression on my Chef’s face at this suggestion—priceless–almost like I had asked him play 18th century dress-up (something he secretly […]

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