In Japan, the idea was to provide animal lovers who live in cramped city apartments and cannot have pets the opportunity to socialize with cats. Margaux Gandelon, founder and owner of the Parisian cafe, saw the need for such a place in her hometown.
WHEN IN PARIS for the first time, one of the normal procedures for tourists is the visit to the Arch de Triomphe. The huge stone mass rates high among Paris attractions — with the Louvre Museum, the Eiffel Tower and the Folies Bergere.
My husband, Bob, (also known as Bicycle Bob) is more comfortable on the seat of a bike than at a kitchen counter. Nonetheless on a recent trip to Paris, I talked him into joining me for a lunchtime cooking course.
Sunday marks the first of the four Advent Sundays preceding Christmas. The coming of the Advent season also means that many of Germany’s Christmas markets will soon be up and running, bringing much needed cheer when daylight hours are short and the skies too often cloudy and gray.