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More Garden

More photos from a beautiful day inthe Tuleries Garden. A sculpture celebrating the author of Puss in Boots, Charles Perrault. I think this is the only cedar tree in the garden. The iris was just starting to bloom. The morning sun tipped the iris in silver. Great color but the tulips were finished.
Tags: Travel, Photos, Paris, Flowers, Louvre, Charles Perrault, Tuleries Garden

“ALL Limitless Challenges” - Episode 2

The main partner and jersey sponsor of Paris Saint-Germain, ALL - Accor Live Limitless, presents the second episode of its #LimitlessChallenges campaign. The winner selected at the start of the year launched her challenge to player Alessandro Florenzi: a yoga-based challenge at the iconic Molitor hotel, MGallery Collection.
Tags: Travel, Paris, Alessandro Florenzi

Return to the Luberon: Bonnieux and Lacoste

Last summer I wrote about my trip to the Luberon area in Provence, where I was invited to a friend’s house to stay for a week. Our friends were generous enough to invite us again this year at the end of May instead of the end of July, which worked out great. We enjoyed beautiful weather, with sunny, warm, and clear days, with temperatures in the mid to high 70sF, and the evenings and early mornings were crisp and little cool.   The highlight of the trip last year and again this year was v...
Tags: Travel, France, Paris, Provence, Jasmin, Luberon, Marquis de Sade, Lacoste, Richard Nahem, Bonnieux, Etretat Normandy, Lauris Lourmarin, Bonnieux Lacoste Ansouis Gourdes Mirabeau, Lourmarin Valley, Louis Alphonse Donatien, Marquis de Sade Right


  Sadly, the end of summer draws near, the warm weather is saying goodbye to Provence, it is the time of year where I grab a sweater in the morning and then again in the evening. Our maison du village (house in the village) has stone walls that are over three feet thick. Our maison's wall butts up against the neighbor's maison's wall creating a six-foot-thick stone wall. Insulation at its finest: Cool interior in the summer, holds heat in during the winter. Our home is a mere four hundred yea...
Tags: Travel, California, France, Chelsea, living in France, Paris, Eiffel Tower, Francis, Levi Strauss, Florence, Provence, Mona Lisa, Mary, Corey, Leonardo, Leonardo da Vinci

Damyel Chocolate

As many of you know, I was a chocolatier in New York City in the mid-1980s. I had my own shop called Rich-Treats, on West 55th St. between Fifth Ave. and Ave. of the Americas in Manhattan, and sold my own recipe, chocolate truffles.  After developing, tasting, and selling chocolates for a seven-year period, I developed a refined palate which I still use to taste and discern chocolate today. At the end of April, I received a press release introducing a new line of vegetal/plant-based cho...
Tags: Travel, France, New York City, Americas, Paris, Manhattan, Venezuela, Vietnam, Guatemala, Marais, Richard Nahem, Pastry & Chocolate, Rosiers, Etretat Normandy, Damyel, Damyel David Uzan

Old Friends

The day the Louvre Museum was due to open I got online and got a ticket to wander around again. It was so great to be there once more. They limit the number of people who can enter so it wasn’t very crowded. The lobby. Mercury. A fovorite room. pretty statue. Winged Victory still in the same place. Ah, Mona! I rather like this one too. A few paintings that I like are moved or on loan I guess.
Tags: Travel, Photos, Art, Architecture, Paris, Mona, Mona Lisa, Louvre Museum

The Seine

I love it when the Seine is smooth. The trees are now green. This blue is so striking. Pont Neuf. Saint Michel Fountain. Another nice view.
Tags: Travel, Photos, Bridges, Boats, Paris, Seine, Seine River, saint Michel Fountain, Michel Fountain Another

Video Giveaway: Eugène and Berenice - Pioneers of Urban Photography

My friend Michael House is a terrific filmmaker and musician. He made an excellent video of my Eye Prefer Paris Tour in 2013 and I still use it today to promote my tours. Michael even created a fun soundtrack for the video. Michael has also made a series of documentaries on subjects such as the French filmmaker Jacques Tati, the British author Somerset Maugham, and Shakespeare with actor Simon Callow.   One of his best films is Eugène ...
Tags: Travel, Film, France, New York City, Paris, Shakespeare, Michael, Abbott, Simon Callow, Eugene, Berenice Abbott, Somerset Maugham, Richard Nahem, Jacques Tati, Atget, Etretat Normandy

Eye Need to Do’s- June, 2021: Gabrielle Chanel, Paul Signac, Chagall, Modigliani & Soutine, and Gaudi

After an absence of over 15 months because of the lockdown and Covid, I am happy and relieved to publish the Eye Need to Do’s, which features the latest cultural events in Paris every month.   Gabrielle Chanel. Fashion Manifesto This exhibition traces the prodigious career of Coco Chanel, from her first boutique in Deauville to her astounding effect on fashion over the next 60 years. I saw this exhibition last summer and I highly recommend it. CLICK HERE to read my blog post. Unti...
Tags: Travel, France, Paris, Gaudi, Coco Chanel, Musée Jacquemart André, Deauville, Haussmann, Gabrielle Chanel, Richard Nahem, Eye Need To Do's, Frenchlation, Ossip Zadkine, Paris School, Pierre 1er de Serbie, Soutine

Paris Photos

There is some very nice weather right now so it was a pleasure to get out and and take photos. This guy uses his own face for his grafitti type art but this paint is new. The Orsay Museum should be open soon! As will the Louvre! Nautical art under a bridge. Going up an escalator from a metro stop into a beautiful day. Another post written several weeks sgo. The museums are indeed open now!
Tags: Travel, Photos, Paris, Wall Art, Louvre Museum, Grafitti, Orsay Museum, Louvre Nautical

Week 22: Paris chosen to host the 1924 Olympics - thanks to an imaginary project!

100 years ago this week: Week 22In the night of June 2, 1921, the International Olympic Committee voted 16 to 4 to select Paris as the organising city for the next Olympic Games, to be held in 1924. The news was not greeted with much interest in the press, with journalists perhaps aware that the city had no actual facilities or sporting culture. That would all change though in time for the [Author: Adam]
Tags: Travel, Paris, International Olympic Committee, Adam

Door(s) of the Month May 2021: Luberon in Provence

Last week I made another trip to the Luberon to stay in my friend’s house in Puyvert, a tiny town just next to Lourmarin. We did a few side trips to the various villages in the area including Ansouis, Mirabeau, Bonnieux, and La Motte dAigues, and I captured some great doors. Which do you like best?   Here’s an invitation to watch a very special tour. I am doing my first live tour for outside of Paris and traveling to Etretat, Normandy to film part two The Footsteps of Lup...
Tags: Travel, France, Paris, Provence, Luberon, Richard Nahem, Door of the Month, Lourmarin, La Motte, Puyvert, Etretat Normandy, Ansouis Mirabeau Bonnieux

Paris Photos

A mix of photos, as usual. A favorite door on the street where I once lived. Further up on the building. The making of pain au chocolate. I guess this was a problem before confinement-people coming out of restaurants to smoke and talk loudly. I hope it will be a problem again soon-in a way. As long as I don’t live right above them. A colorful mural. A last shot of wisteria. I’ll be looking for roses next. I wrote up this post a month ago so, as far as...
Tags: Travel, Photos, Architecture, Paris, Mural

When the Sunshines

      When the sun finally peeked out in Paris declaring Spring, at last, had arrived Chelsea took Gabriel to the park for several hours and the only photos she took were these right before they stepped outside. As it should be... seize the moment - focusing on the moment at hand! Gabriel looks so big, doesn't he? Soon he will be two!                 [Author: French la Vie]
Tags: Travel, Chelsea, Paris, Gabriel, French la Vie


Ah, Spring in Paris. It’s so nice to look at the flowers. Wisteria of course. Closeup. It looks good even as it’s fading. Roses for sale at a market. Tulips too. Vegetables were seen.
Tags: Travel, Photos, Paris, Flowers, Wisteria

SAVE THE DATE-JUNE 9: In The Footsteps of Lupin Live Tour In Etretat, Normandy

Here’s an invitation to watch a very special tour. I am doing my first live tour for outside of Paris and traveling to Etretat, Normandy to film part two The Footsteps of Lupin.   The date is Wednesday, June 9 @10am EST (east coast time), 9am Midwest time, 7am, West coast time, and 4pm Paris time.   CLICK HERE   to reserve your place.   Below is the description: Welcome to Our Sequel of In the Footsteps of Arsene Lupin, Part II In the first part of the series, As...
Tags: Travel, France, Events, Normandy, Paris, Richard Nahem, Maurice Leblanc, Arsene Lupin, Etretat Normandy, Eugène Boudin Gustave Courbet Claude Monet, Le Clos Lupin, Museum Le Clos Lupine Maison Maurice Leblanc

Week 21: Vive la Commune !

100 years ago this week: Week 21In the history of Paris, May 21 - 28, 1871 is known as the Semaine Sanglante, the bloody week when thousands were killed as government forces took back control of the city from the Communards. We mark the 150th anniversary of these tragic events this year, but 100 years ago the commemorations were far from front-page news. Instead, the mainstream press chose to [Author: Adam]
Tags: Travel, Paris, Adam, Vive la Commune

Children’s Drawings of Notre Dame

 I want to thank everyone for watching my live Rue de Martyrs Food tour last week and also for your generous tips to my PayPal account. I'm sorry I couldn't thank all of you individually, but know I really appreciate it. CLICK HERE to watch the video and CLICK HERE if you would like to leave a tip in my PayPal account (you don’t have to have a PayPal account), which I would greatly appreciate, as I do these tours free of charge for  Enjoy!   I was in front of Notre Dame last w...
Tags: Travel, Outdoors, France, Germany, Paypal, Paris, Poland, Notre Dame, Gardens, Parks, Museums/Galleries/Exhibits, Richard Nahem, Michel Aupetit, Rue de Martyrs Food

Paris Cafes Reopen

I decided to gift you a bonus post this week in celebration of Paris reopening from the COVID pandemic on May 19.   I was overjoyed strolling through the Marais yesterday and seeing all the outdoor cafes open and thriving. The sun was peeking through while Parisians were eating, drinking, smoking, laughing, smiling, and people watching. It’s human nature that we take things for granted while we have them and don’t realize how precious they are to our everyday existence when we don’t have ...
Tags: Travel, France, Paypal, Paris, Colette, Marais, Palais Royal, Richard Nahem, Restaurants/Food/Drink, Les Nemours, Rue de Martyrs Food

Uniworld Opens Summer 2021 European River Cruises

Uniworld Opens Summer 2021 European River Cruises Uniworld restarts and opens up their summer 2021 European River Cruises. LOS ANGELES – May 20, 2021 –   Uniworld Boutique River Cruises  announces its first sailing dates for this year. The luxury river cruise company will resume cruising on June 20, 2021, debuting its most recently transformed Super Ship S.S. La Venezia in Italy. Cruises will restart in France shortly after Italy, with first departures for S.S. Bon Voyage on June 27th, S....
Tags: Travel, Milan, Featured, France, Unesco, Egypt, Normandy, Paris, Italy, Venice, Lyon, Catherine, Avignon, Northern Italy, Gironde, Uniworld

Eye Prefer Paris Tours

   I want to thank everyone for watching my live Rue de Martyrs Food tour yesterday and also for your generous tips to my PayPal account. I'm sorry I couldn't thank all of you individually, but know I really appreciate it. CLICK HERE to watch the video and CLICK HERE if you would like to leave a tip in my PayPal account (you don’t have to have a PayPal account), which I would greatly appreciate, as I do these tours free of charge for  Enjoy!   With the exception of a Parisian...
Tags: Travel, New York, France, Paypal, Netflix, New York Times, Paris, Richard, Napoleon, Montmartre, Marais, Thomas, Romans, Versailles, Mindy, Emily

Joyce Gallery: Chantal Thomass and Paco Rabanne

SAVE THE DATE! Please join me for my live, Facebook Fabulous Food Tour on the Rue des Martyrs on Wednesday, May 19 10am EST (east coast time), 9am Midwest time, 7am, West coast time, and 4pm Paris time. CLICK HERE to reserve your spot.  The Joyce Gallery in the Palais Royal always has great windows with the work of fashion designers. A few weeks ago, I spotted an exhibition celebrating the 40 plus years of the designs of French designer Chantal Thomass. An auction of Thomass’s clothes a...
Tags: Travel, Fashion, Shopping, Paris, Honore, Paco Rabanne, Thomass, Palais Royal, Richard Nahem, Millon, Drouot, Rabanne, Facebook Fabulous Food Tour, Joyce Gallery, Chantal Thomass, Jorge Zulueta

Seine River Reflection Photos

A few times a week I do a 40-minute power walk along the Seine River. About five years ago when the city permanently closed portion of the highway below the Seine and turned into a mixed use bicycle, jogging, and walking path.   My usual route is I enter the pathway at an off ramp by quai de Celestins by Pont Marie, and walk west, up to the Pont Neuf and then make my return.   Last week, Tuesday was an exceptionally beautiful spring day, and I started my walk at about 8:15am. It was l...
Tags: Travel, Outdoors, Paris, Gardens, Parks, Seine, Richard Nahem, Pont Marie, Facebook Fabulous Food Tour, Seine River About


I have a friend who lives in Paris and who is also Belge. She texted me one day to say that the border between France and Belgium was open and asked if I wanted to make a quick trip with her for a visit. Of course, I said yes. A negative covid test was required and a form was filled out telling where you would be staying. In addition, we had both been vaccinated. After we got there we found out that we were supposed to stay isolated and get two more tests. We got our first test for free at the A...
Tags: Travel, France, Paris, Belgium, Denmark, Brussels, Mussels, Antwerp, Waffles, mannequin Pis

A 5-Hour Walking Tour of Paris and Its Famous Streets, Monuments & Parks

&start=20 “We’ll always have Paris,” Bogart tells Bergman in the final scene of Casablanca, a line and film inseparable from the grand mythology of Paris. The city still inspires non-Parisians to purchase Belle Epoque poster art by the shipload and binge Netflix series in which Paris looks like a “city where the clouds part, your brain clears, and your soul finds meaning,” Alex Abad-Santos writes at Vox. It’s also a place in such media where one can seem to find “success without much sacr...
Tags: Travel, Facebook, College, France, Netflix, Paris, Eiffel Tower, Vox, Casablanca, Parks, Gertrude Stein, Montmartre, Belle Epoque, Hemingway, Les Halles, James Baldwin

Marcella the Cheesemonger

SAVE THE DATE! Please join me for my live, Facebook Fabulous Food Tour on the Rue des Martyrs on Wednesday, May 19 10am EST (east coast time), 9am Midwest time, 7am, West coast time, and 4pm Paris time. CLICK HERE to reserve your spot.  Despite a few misgivings about Facebook in regard to some of their practices and policies, I still think their initial idea of connecting people is a fantastic idea. While I have connected with many long-lost friends and high school classmates, I have ma...
Tags: Travel, Amazon, Facebook, Instagram, Interviews, France, US, Georgia, Jura, Atlantic, Paris, Rob, Michigan, Fda, Mcdonalds, Louvre

Palazzo Contarini del Bovolo in Venice reopens with "It's Forever"

Palazzo Contarini del Bovolo, Venice - Photo courtesy Gioielli Nascosti di Venezia   (Venice, Italy) One of the most unique and beautiful palaces in Venice is Palazzo Contarini del Bovolo, with its circular staircase that spirals up to spectacular view of the rooftops of the city, the bell tower in Piazza San Marco on the horizon. Built in the 15th century, "bovolo" is the Venetian word for snail.    Tintoretto Paradise sketch & Presenze/Assenze by Alberto Pasqual - Phot...
Tags: Travel, Paris, Venice, Madrid, Louvre, Bauer, Laguna, VENEZIA, Veneto, Piazza San Marco, Tintoretto, Veronese, Thyssen, Paolo Veronese, Cat Bauer, LUXOS Magazine

Another Garden

Once again a photo on Instagram sent me to a new place, this time Parc Georges Brassens. I took a new electric bus. This arc at the entrance is what caught my eye on Instagram. The cherry tree beyond it was starting to lose its blooms and men were making huge piles of them. A closeup. Another entrance, this time with bulls. The flowers were fabulous.
Tags: Travel, Photos, Instagram, Paris, Flowers, Arch, Entrance, Parc George Brassens, Parc Georges Brassens

SAVE THE DATE: May 19, Live Fabulous Food Tour: Rue des Martyrs

I am happy to announce that I am doing a live Fabulous Food Tour: Rue des Martyrs for on Wednesday, May 19, 10am EST (east coast time), 9am Midwest time, 7am, West coast time, and 4pm Paris time. CLICK HERE to reserve your spot. Here’s the description:  Join former chef, caterer, baker, and chocolatier Richard Nahem on a yummy food tour of the best food shop street in Paris. Rue des Martyrs starts at the Notre Dame de Lorette church, goes through Pigalle in the 9th arro...
Tags: Travel, Events, Paris, Montmartre, Luxembourg Gardens, rue des Martyrs, Pigalle, Richard Nahem, Notre Dame de Lorette, Food & Gourmet Shops, Paris Rue des Martyrs, Paypal Tip Jar Emily

Week 19: The Republic of Montmartre is proclaimed

100 years ago this week: Week 19A town outside of the Paris walls until 1860, Montmartre proclaimed itself to be an independant from the city once again 60 years later, following the initiative of a group of artists. The Republic is in reality an association based around charitable initiatives for children and annual festivities, but is still going strong today.Cross the border below.(Le Petit [Author: Adam]
Tags: Travel, Paris, Republic, Montmartre, Adam, Le Petit

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