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Today's story and photos are by Ann Mah, whose Paris memoir is out now! If you love France, language, and food, you will appreciate Mastering the Art of French Eating! Wishing you 'bonne lecture.' bonne lecture (bown-leh-ktewr) : happy reading, enjoy the story or article or paper Audio File/Example Sentance: Download MP3 or Wav file En vous... Read more →


Bon voyage, chère Mélo. If you only knew how much you meant to me--je te garderai dans mon coeur pour toujours. Our dear friend and fellow Francophile, Mélanie, passed away September 23rd after surviving 18 years with the neurodegenerative disease known as ALS. Melanie will be honored in a ceremony on Monday. In case, like me, you... Read more →


I still can't believe this hunka hunka burning love (as one of my endearing readers calls Jean-Marc), yes I couldn't believe it then and now, 23-years later... I still can't believe he loves me. Happy anniversary, Baby. We celebrated our 19-year- wedding anniversary (the date we exchanged religious vows), on Sept 24th. Jean-Marc is reading "Mastering the... Read more →


A cobbled path leading to church in the village of Comps-sur-Arturby. More photos at the end of this edition. Today we are talking about repairing or recycling clothing. Please join the discussion, sharing your experience and ideas for staying stylishly up-to-date--while minding ecology and the economy. Provence Villa Rental Luberon luxury home; 4 bedrooms, 5 baths; gourmet... Read more →


Sweet 16! Today, September 18th, is Jackie's birthday and we've had chocolate cake for breakfast and look forward to Chinese food for dinner. (Meantime she's begun another day at fashion school. But after our dog's recent drama, and Jackie's hands-on response, I think she'd make a great veterinarian! Read on, in today's French infused story column.... un... Read more →


At play in the perched village of Le Vieux Cannet. Mom and I strolled through this town and took these pictures in 2006. Le Vieux Cannet is close Les Arcs-sur-Argens--where we lived for a time. More photos at the end of this post. France and Monaco Rentals: short-term holiday rental properties throughout France. Click here for pictures.... Read more →


Do you believe someone watches over us? Photo taken the town of Roquemaure. le souvenir (sooveh-neer) : memory, recollection Audio file: listen to Jean-Marc read the example sentence below: Download mp3 or Wav file Hier soir, nous avons regardé un film en souvenir des attentats du 11 Septembre 2001. Last night, we watched a film in memory... Read more →


Grimaud. Did you know the Gulf of St. Tropez was once called the Gulf of Grimaud? Gives you an idea of its importance. The Grimaldi family once had ties here, which may account for its rank as one of the wealthiest villages is the region (surpassing even "St. Trop"). For no particular reason (except that my computer... Read more →