While recent medical reports have proven the health benefits of chocolate, the French do not need validation from scientists. For centuries they have realized the positive effects on mood and how including sweet cocoa treats in festivities adds to the joie de vivre. I had the pleasure of taking Context Travel’s Paris Chocolate and Pastry Tour and experiencing the depth of devotion Parisians have to my favorite food.
Paring wine and cheese is less complicated when broken down by type, region and purpose. Chef Preston Mohr of Cook’n With Class gave me and fellow students an excellent demonstration in a wine and cheese tasting Paris style. We learned the finer art of choosing complimentary products to replicate a palette pleasing experience back home.
The Palais Galliera Paris is also known as the Musée de la Mode de la ville de Paris. It is the City of Light’s fashion museum. Today, historic garments by fashion icon Jeanne Lanvin (the oldest French fashion house still in operation) are being exhibited in the beautiful building until August 23, 2015.
The lead up to Easter in Paris was phenomenal. I had a wonderful chocolate tour with Context Travel’s docent Alisa Morov and I visited several churches in preparation for Holy Week and the finale of Easter Sunday. I am thankful to be back in the U.S. with Mr. Weekend In Paris and our two sons to celebrate together. What a blessing! After all, you are, “no bunny, until some bunny loves you.” Please enjoy my Easter tribute to Paris…
Cheers and Happy Anniversary Eiffel Tower! Today marks the 126th anniversary of the public opening of the Eiffel Tower. It’s exciting to be in Paris for this monumental occasion.