Lyon’s Saint Antoine Farmers Market Under the Trees When James and I visit Paris, we rarely venture outside the city. We love our Parisian strolls and haunts. We can occasionally be persuaded to take a day trip or two (Epernay for the champagne, Chantilly for the cream and the chateau, etc.). However, several years ago, the pull of Lyonnais cuisine got the better of us. And so we hopped on a train to the Rhône-Alps region of France. We met up with a wonderful food blogger, Lu
Lolafalk handbags, wallets and accessories make me happy! These designs remind me of the gorgeous, colorful artisan markets of Guatemala and Mexico. If I had my way, everything in my home would be hot pink, orange, purple and green. Well, maybe not everything, but a lot of things would be. (Alas, marriage is all about compromise.. and not blinding your partner.) Lauren “Lola” Falkowski’s leather and fabric products not only look lovely, but they are very clever and practical.
Haiti is not paradise. Parts of it, though, are breathtaking. I’ve been trying to think about those parts since the horrendous earthquake this week. I spent four years working on an aid project in Haiti. I had the opportunity to work with some brilliant and dedicated people and to travel to all corners of the country. We worked long days, but weekends were an adventure waiting to happen. You might hike through a forest and end up at the beautiful Bassin Bleu, a waterfall