I just don’t have the heart to donate money to rebuild Notre-Dame because seeing it engulfed in orange and red broke it a little bit. By not donating, I'm not giving in to cheap, manipulative tactics by some to crowdsource funds. There are far wealthier sources
Bonjour! This week's carte postale is one I picked up during my visit to Paris: Notre-Dame de Paris is a medieval Catholic cathedral that was built in the French Gothic style during the years 1163 - 1345. With over 13 million visitors each year, Notre-Dame is the most visited monument in Paris. Notre-Dame suffered major … Continue reading Wednesday Postcard: Notre-Dame Cathedral, Paris, France
Thank you for reading my blog! While I still believe it's not all about the numbers, I wanted to share this badge because I literally couldn't have reached this milestone without you! Thanks again! ⭐️
Bonjour! This week's carte postale was sent to me by one of my friends during her visit to the Caribbean island of Saint Martin: St. Martin is an island nation divided between France and The Netherlands. The French side is on the north while the Dutch side, Sint Maarten, is on the southern half. On … Continue reading Wednesday Postcard: Saint Martin
Bonjour! I got this week's carte postale from an online shop. Carcassonne is located in the south of France about 80 km/ 50 miles east of Toulouse in the Occitanie region. It's known for its medieval fortress, which was added to the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites in 1997. Until the next Wednesday Postcard, … Continue reading Wednesday Postcard: Carcassonne, France
Bonjour! I got this week’s carte postale from an online shop. Year is unknown, but this postcard was sent to its recipient on this day (March 27)Rennes is the capital of the Brittany (Bretagne) region in northwest France. For more information: France Today - Explore the City of Rennes Until the next Wednesday Postcard, à … Continue reading Wednesday Postcard: Rennes, France
Gyula Halász (1899-1984) was an Hungarian-French artist born in Brassó, Hungary (now Romania). He gave himself the name Brassaï because it means “from Brassó." What I found fascinating about his black & white photography, recently featured at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, was how Brassaï captured many not-so-pretty parts of Paris in the … Continue reading Brassaï Photography Exhibition at SFMOMA
Today (March 22) is World Water Day and here are a few things you can do to help because water scarcity is a global crisis that cannot be ignored
Bonjour! I got this week’s carte postale from a local used-book shop. Until the next Wednesday Postcard, à bientôt! For more information: Palace of Versailles If you enjoyed this postcard, you may be interested in reading my post about how I got lost then found myself at Versailles.
Fenty Beauty is a new cosmetics brand created by the talented, beautiful, and top-selling music artist, Rihanna! The first product I wanted to try was the Mattemoiselle Plush Matte Lipstick. Each 1.7 g/ 0.06 oz octagon-shaped tube of lipstick sells for $18 at Sephora or online. Since it's shiny, you can use the cap as … Continue reading Fenty Beauty Mattemoiselle Plush Matte Lipstick in Spanked
Bonjour! This week’s carte postale was sent to me by a relative who visited Tunisia in North Africa: Known for its blue and white buildings, the city of Sidi Bou Said is located on a hill about 20 km/12.4 miles northeast of Tunis, the capital of Tunisia. Until the next Wednesday Postcard, à bientôt! For … Continue reading Wednesday Postcard: Sidi Bou Said, Tunisia
When I spotted Laundré in the Mission District in San Francisco, I was intrigued by the accent aigu (é) in its name. A closer look at the large blue building located on the corner of 20th and Mission Streets revealed that Laundré is a portmanteau, or a made-up word using the combination of the words, … Continue reading Taking a Load Off at Laundré in San Francisco
Bonjour! I bought this week’s carte postale from a shop at the Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (MSY) during a brief layover: Until the next Wednesday Postcard, à bientôt! For more information: Mardi Gras New Orleans New Orleans If you enjoyed this postcard, you may be interested in reading my post about beignets.
Did you know that arachnophobia, or the fear of spiders, is one of the most common phobias? Because I suffer from it, I admire those who aren't afraid of spiders. For example: People who eat them, like Angelina Jolie did while she was visiting Cambodia, where fried spiders are a delicacy Singer Billie Eilish, who … Continue reading Louise Bourgeois Spiders Exhibition at SFMOMA
A French song about a blue house in San Francisco inspired me to compile this list of music videos filmed in my hometown
Bonjour! This week’s carte postale was sent to me by a relative who visited this medieval town near Nice on the French Riviera: I received this postcard in 2010. In 2011, the name of the city was changed to Saint-Paul-de-Vence. Until the next Wednesday Postcard, à bientôt! For more information: Provence Web - Saint-Paul-de-Vence
Pictures and video clips from Lauren Daigle’s February 22, 2019 show at the Warfield Theatre in San Francisco
Bonjour! I got this week’s carte postale from a local used-book shop. Someone sent "Doty" this postcard from the World Fair, or International and Universal Exposition, that was held in Montréal, Québec, Canada from April 27 to October 29, 1967. Until the next Wednesday Postcard, à bientôt! For more information: Expo 67 - the World … Continue reading Wednesday Postcard: Montréal, Québec, Canada
Bonjour! This week’s carte postale was sent to me by a relative who visited Corsica (la Corse), the French island in the Mediterranean Sea: Emperor of France and military leader, Napoléon Bonaparte, was born here on August 15, 1769. Until the next Wednesday Postcard, à bientôt!
I wrote this poem in French when I was 20-something