Tag Archive for France

Last Rosés of Summer

Summer’s lease has finally expired, which, naturally, means the weather has warmed up here in the San Francisco Bay area. I’m not complaining, but it is decidedly freaky living in a place where the hottest days come after all the leaves are brown. This also makes for that interesting time of year we call “fire…

Champagne at a glance

I get no kick from champagne, sings the lovesick swain in Cole Porter’s jazzy song, but he’s probably in the minority on that. Most of us like the bubbles, and especially bubbles from Champagne, the French wine region that is synonymous with effervescent romance. I learned a lot on my recent trip to Champagne; here’s…

Champions of Champagne

You know you’re a Bad Mother when you post a tweet about arriving in Champagne and Child 2 responds “so THAT’S where you are!” What can I say? Life’s been a wee bit rushed lately. Indeed I am in Champagne, just in time for one of the earliest harvests on record. The trip was organized…

Lovely Languedoc

 

I don’t think six weeks is a long time to take to put together a slideshow on my visit to the Languedoc, do you? No, I thought not. Enjoy.

Party like a paparazzi at the Cannes Film Festival

Two things are vital if you want to chase stars at the Cannes Film Festival. First, you need to know a clued-in and friendly paparazzi. Second, wear flats. This is how I came to be pounding along the narrow streets of the Cannes waterfront in the wee hours of a Riviera morning, following a photographer,…