View from Jackie's studio in Paris. More about this canyon of French windows you are viewing, in today's missive. And félicitations! to our 17-year-old daughter, who has completed her 4th internship in fashion design. enfermé dehors : locked out Mas de Perdrix. A home in France that artists and writers love to rent. Work on your creative... Read more →


Serendipity - it is just the word to begin the summer edition of this journal sentimental. Only, do the French even have a word for serendipity? Et oui! "UN HEUREUX HASARD" : serendipity, serendipitously Exclusive French made clothes now available to purchase on-line. Thomas Hulston Collections. AUDIO: Listen to Jean-Marc read today's example sentence: Download MP3 or... Read more →


Authors and journalists Patricia Wells and Ann Mah are as down-to-earth as dandelions--something these culinary divas could appreciate--sauteed with lardons fumés (and a glass of Mas des Brun rosé bien sûr!) la bibliothèque (bih-blee-oh-tek) : library Confession: I still mix up the terms bibliothèque and librairie, but une librairie--no matter how misleading name--is still a book store... Read more →


Le vélo = popular transportation when in Paris. Bonjour! We are working on another city guide and when I say "we" I mean you and me! If you have been to Paris recently please help us out by sharing: hotel or apartment or B&B suggestions restaurants, cafés, bistros nightclubs, theaters, shows unique shops, bookstores... kids or teens... Read more →


Shakespeare and Company: an historic expat bookstore in Paris. Still soaring from the high of speaking at the American Library... I marched right into Shakespeare & Co. (before Fear had a chance to bully me and lie to me again...) and offered up my new public speaking services... To get this new gig--I acted as if--as if... Read more →