Monthly Archives: June 2012

Music Monday: Americans do love French music!

I consider myself somewhat of an expert in French pop music, but sometimes I still come across something that surprises me. Lately it’s been the discovery that there are an awful lot of classic “American” songs that were actually written … Continue reading

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French Fridays: The Intouchables – good movie, bad title

Recently, I saw the French movie, “The Intouchables.” It’s a huge hit in France – nearly one-third of the population has seen it – and it’s already the second highest grossing non-English film in the world, ever, even though it’s … Continue reading

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Travel Thursday: Strange French geography

The other day, one of my favorite French singers, Patrick Fiori, posted his new fall tour dates on Facebook. I was lucky enough to see him perform (twice!) while I was in France last year, so I don’t really care where he … Continue reading

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Tasty Tuesday: Recette

Last week I was in New York City for my cousin’s wedding. The night before the wedding there was a casual dinner for close family and friends at Recette restaurant in the West Village. The food at Recette is hard … Continue reading

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Music Monday: New albums this fall

We haven’t even seen the first day of summer yet, and I’ve already got my mind on the fall. Specifically, I can’t wait for a bunch of “long-awaited” new releases from some of my favorite artists. Here are few that … Continue reading

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Music Monday: I *heart* radio. Well, I used to…

I just came back from a quick weekend in New York City. We drove down. NYC is only about a 4 hour drive (plus traffic) from Boston, so any trip I’ve ever made there has been via car or bus. … Continue reading

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Travel Thursday: D-Day

To be perfectly honest, I didn’t even realize that yesterday was the anniversary of D-Day. I didn’t realize until very late in the day when I received my daily Google alert with news about France. I didn’t hear anything about … Continue reading

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The Library Book Sale – Best Bargains in Town

I’m very lucky to have a clean, comfortable, well-stocked library in my hometown. They also offer a lot of great special programs and events. Every year, the library booster organization holds a book sale to raise money for these services. They sell used … Continue reading

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