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Best of Eye Prefer Paris: Everything’s Coming Up Roses in Paris

If it seems I am posting beaucoup garden photos lately it’s because I can’t get enough of Paris in the springtime. It’s now the season of the roses and I’ve been chasing their bursting blooms all over town. There’s a hidden gem of a rose garden in the Marais, which I always go to this time of the year to literally smell the roses. They didn’t disappoint this season with their perfume tingling my nostrils. I got word yesterday of a special rose show in the gardens of the Palais Royal and...
Tags: Travel, Outdoors, France, Paris, John, Gardens, Parks, Shangri La Hotel, John Baxter, Palais Royal, Richard Nahem, Gérard Mulot, Paris Montmartre Saint Germain des Pres, Montmartre John

Best of Eye Prefer Paris: Gardens at Musée Bourdelle

  After viewing the Back Side/ Fashion from Behind Exhibition, I took time to visit the front courtyard and back garden. Bourdelle’s mighty sculptures of warriors, Greek gods and goddesses, horses, and historical figures fill the gardens along with manicured hedges, white hydrangeas, and holy hocks. Antoine   Bourdelle was born in 1861, the son of wood craftsman and cabinet maker and left school to assist his father. At age 24 he was admitted to the prestigious Ecole des Beaux Art...
Tags: Travel, Outdoors, France, Paris, John, Gardens, Parks, Rodin, Matisse, John Baxter, Richard Nahem, Gérard Mulot, Bourdelle, Antoine Bourdelle, Musee Bourdelle, Paris Montmartre Saint Germain des Pres

Disney+ grows to more than 60.5M subscribers

Disney+ had more than 60.5 million paying subscribers as of yesterday, according to The Walt Disney Company’s CEO Bob Chapek. Chapek shared the number during a call to discuss the company’s latest , which covered the company’s most recent quarter ending on June 27. He was essentially offering an update on the 57.5 million paid subscriber figure included in the report, and he said the growth is “far exceeding our initial projections for the service.” Disney+ launched in November of last year....
Tags: Verizon, Media, Entertainment, India, Disney, Tech, Netflix, Espn, Hulu, Parks, Hamilton, The Walt Disney Company, Kevin Mayer, Hotstar, Disney Plus, Bob Chapek Chapek

Best of Eye Prefer Paris: Giverny Again

I am taking a petit vacation this week, so here are my summer rerun blogs. Since I’ve received so many comments about the gardens in Gerberoy, I decided to post some parks, gardens, and flower posts from the past. See you the week of August 10 with all new posts.   I can’t seem to get enough photos of Giverny. I recently did a tour of Giverny with a client and captured some great landscapes and summer flowers. Since it’s the rentree for the French this week and back to school for Am...
Tags: Travel, Outdoors, France, Paris, John, Gardens, Parks, Giverny, John Baxter, Richard Nahem, Gérard Mulot, Paris Montmartre Saint Germain des Pres, Montmartre John, Giverny Again

In Defense Of The Worst Character On 'Parks and Recreation'

By Daniel Dockery  Published: August 01st, 2020 
Tags: Humor, Parks, Daniel Dockery

Shadow Photos July 2020

There’s   hardly been any rain in Paris since June, and most days have been bright and sunny, which are perfect conditions for shadows casting their intriguing shapes on the sidewalks and streets. Here are links to my other shadow photo series. ...
Tags: Travel, Outdoors, France, Paris, John, Gardens, Parks, John Baxter, Richard Nahem, Gérard Mulot, Paris Montmartre Saint Germain des Pres, Montmartre John

Window Boxes 2020- Part Two

I’ve photographed so many new window boxes since my first series in June, I’ve decided to post them today.   Do you have favorites here?   I am happy to have the prolific author John Baxter as my guest on A Bite of Paris. John has written many books about Paris including The Most Beautiful Walk in World, We’ll Always Have Paris, and books about the neighborhoods of Paris. Montmartre, Saint Germ...
Tags: Travel, Outdoors, France, Paris, John, Gardens, Parks, John Baxter, Richard Nahem, Gérard Mulot, Paris Montmartre Saint Germain des Pres, Montmartre John

Leslie Knope Arrives in Duncanville [email protected] Clip!

Leslie Knope arrives in Duncanville [email protected] clip! After bringing back the character a few months ago for charity, Amy Poehler’s stepping back into the shoes of Parks and Recreation‘s Leslie Knope for a cameo appearance in the Emmy winner’s new hit series Duncanville! The clip and the show’s [email protected] panel can be viewed in the player below! RELATED: Duncanville Renewed for a Second Season at Fox PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlo...
Tags: Video, TV, Movies, Office, Amy Poehler, TV News, Parks and Recreation, Annie, Emmy, Mia, Parks, Wolf, Duncan, Leslie Knope, Bex, ComingSoon

Gerberoy and Jardins Henri le Sidaner

After our delightful visit and delicious lunch at Du Jardin des Ifs, we strolled through the rest of Gerberoy. We visited the gardens of painter Henri le Sidaner. Born in Mauritius, his family moved to France and settled in Dunkirk in 1908. He studied art at the prestigious Beaux Arts school in Paris and later lived at Les Etapes art colony for nine years, alongside artists Eugene Boudin and Frank O’Meara.   After traveling to Italy, Germany, and England, le Sidaner returned to Paris. He ...
Tags: Travel, Outdoors, England, France, Paris, John, Gardens, Mauritius, Parks, Dunkirk, Rodin, Versailles, Eugène Boudin, Italy Germany, Auguste Rodin, John Baxter

Marquette... You Low-Key Blew Our Minds

Through all this coronavirus mess, we have tried to hold together, with safety precautions in mind, the family things that we typically do each summer.  This meant that our children spent several weeks in Michigan with my parents and their cousins and we usually do some sort of road trip sometime during those weeks to favorite places up north for a few days too.This summer we decided to extend our road trip to a full week and visit places that we hadn't been to before. Where we usually stick aro...
Tags: US, Sport, Fishing, Michigan, Parks, Lake Superior, Marquette, Cameron Mortenson, Presque Isle Park, Black Rocks

L.A. County to explore parks, libraries as supervised distance learning sites

LOS ANGELES — With school campuses remaining closed this fall, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday, July 21, to explore using county parks and libraries as alternative learning sites for children in unincorporated areas. Supervisor Janice Hahn recommended identifying safe spaces for children who cannot stay at home to access computers and participate in distance learning. “In the middle of this worsening pandemic, distance learning is our safest option right now, but this i...
Tags: News, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Parks, Gavin Newsom, Los Angeles County, Board of Supervisors, Barger, LA County, Hahn, Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, Mark Ridley Thomas, Department of Parks and Recreation, Janice Hahn, Ridley Thomas

#ProtegeTonSoignant- Protect Your Caregiver

Last Friday, I was walking on Place de la Bastille and noticed a series of black and white face photos plastered on the outside of the Bastille Opera. Upon closer inspection it looked like another installation from French street artist and photographer, JR.   When I came home, I googled Bastille Opera photo exhibit and discovered something interesting. I was partially correct in assuming it was the work of JR. The project is named #ProtegeTonSoignant- Protect Your Caregiver, and it involv...
Tags: Travel, Outdoors, France, Events, Paris, John, Gardens, Parks, John Baxter, Mayotte, France Corsica, Museums/Galleries/Exhibits, Richard Nahem, Gérard Mulot, Bastille Opera, Paris Montmartre Saint Germain des Pres

Why You Can’t Watch Classic NBC Sitcoms ‘Friends’ and ‘Seinfeld’ on NBCU’s Peacock

NBCUniversal’s Peacock features numerous fan favorite NBC sitcoms like “30 Rock,” “Cheers,” “Frasier” and, eventually, “The Office.” But two of its “Must See” shows are noticeably absent from its slate of streamed offerings–“Friends” and Seinfeld,” both of which are on available on competing platforms.That’s because, while most viewers would think of those two 90’s-era sitcoms as NBC shows, they are actually owned by someone else. Once “Friends” and “Seinfeld” left NBC’s airwaves, they were no l...
Tags: News, Nbc, Entertainment, Netflix, Sony, Cbs, Jerry Seinfeld, Warner Bros, Hulu, Parks, Nbcu, AT T, Peacock, Warner Bros TV, Universal Television, WarnerMedia

A ‘Happy Endings’ Reunion is Finally Happening, But Probably Not in the Format You Hoped For

At long last, a Happy Endings reunion is finally going to happen – and we only have to wait a few days to see it. But unfortunately, this won’t be a full-fledged televised reunion like NBC’s recent pandemic episode of Parks and Recreation. Instead, the original cast of the beloved sitcom is coming back for a virtual reunion this month. But the Happy Endings reunion will be similar to the Parks and Rec resurrection in one specific way: it will feature the cast performing brand new material. Get ...
Tags: ABC, Comedy, Television, David Caspe, Happy Endings

Reeling Parks bureau needs to hear more about off-road cycling

Portland has the space, resources, and volunteers to create a network of “pump tracks” like this one in Ventura Park that was built in 2012. All that’s missing is political will. The Portland Parks & Recreation Bureau had severe budget problems long before a viral pandemic dominated the news. Last year rising personnel costs and flat program revenues forced the agency into bruising cuts to staff levels and operations. One year later and COVID-19 has squandered any chance to right the ship. ...
Tags: Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Portland, Parks, Armstrong, Dan Ryan, Portland City Council, Ted Wheeler, Forest Park, Portland Parks Foundation, Jonathan Maus, Off Road Cycling Master Plan, Northwest Trail Alliance, Off-road Cycling, Portland Parks

How to Read a Trail Map

Going on walks and hikes in uncrowded parks is one of the few activities that we can still do without having to worry too much about spreading COVID-19 (assuming that you’re either by yourself, with the people you’ve been quarantining with, or with other people while physical distancing). If you’re new to hiking,…Read more...
Tags: Maps, Hiking, Lifehacks, Parks, COVID

New UK Trailer for Black & White Version of Bong Joon-Ho's 'Parasite'

"See Parasite, the historic phenomenon, in a brand new light." Curzon has released a new official UK trailer for the black & version of Parasite that has been touring around festivals since late last year. The beloved Best Picture winner was given a special B&W edition, overseen by Bong Joon-ho, and it has been playing mostly at film festivals. Forrest Cardamenis wrote a report here from IFFR earlier this year about watching it again this way. And it sounds like it makes a bit of a differenc...
Tags: UK, Movies, Trailer, Parks, Iffr, Curzon, Bong Joon, To Watch, Foreign Film, Song Kang ho Bong, Lee Sun kyun Cho Yeo jeong Jang Hye, New UK Trailer for Black amp, Forrest Cardamenis, New UK Trailer for Black White Version

Passport Gift & Parks Return with ‘No Vaccine’ Album

Featuring Grafh, Rigz and Rasheed Chappell.
Tags: Albums, Jazz, Parks, Passport Gift, Grafh Rigz

Visit to France Miniature

A few weeks ago I was sent an invitation to visit France Miniature which is about an hour outside of Paris. I was so thrilled to receive the invitation because it meant I had a reason to get out the city for a few hours. I have not been on the metro or bus, since the lockdown in March, and the furthest distance I’ve traveled was a walk to Place Madeleine to go to Ikea in early June. It was a big leap of faith to travel to France Miniature, because I had to take the metro, the RER train, an...
Tags: Travel, Outdoors, France, Paris, Ikea, Gardens, Parks, Disneyworld, Richard Nahem, France Miniature, France Miniature France Miniature, Cathedrale de Sainte Cecile, Arles Theater

Peacock Strikes Licensing Deal for Paramount Titles Like ‘The Godfather,’ ‘Catch Me If You Can,’ and More

Peacock is beefing up its library. Paramount movies like The Godfather trilogy, Catch Me If You Can, The Talented Mr. Ripley, American Beauty, and TV shows like Ray Donovan, The Affair, and Charmed are coming to the NBCUniversal streaming service as part of a new content licensing deal with ViacomCBS. Peacock announced that it has struck a new content licensing deal with ViacomCBS that will bring popular Paramount movies and TV shows to the fledgling streaming service. Among the classic Para...
Tags: Hbo, Hollywood, Movies, Nbc, Disney, Ray Donovan, Paramount, Parks, Chris, Peacock, Dan Cohen, ViacomCBS, ViacomCBS Global Distribution Group, Ripley American Beauty, ViacomCBS Peacock, Frances Manfredi

Legendary comedian Carl Reiner, RIP

Legendary comedian, actor, writer, and director Carl Reiner has died at age 98. Reiner is best known for performing with Sid Caesar and Imogene Coca on the 1950s TV variety program Your Show of Shows and later creating The Dick Van Dyke Show. He also directed George Burns in the classic "Oh God!" (1977), Steve Martin in "The Jerk" (1979) and acted in movies and TV shows like "Ocean's Eleven" (2001), "Parks and Recreation," and "House." From the New York Times: As part of a stellar suppo...
Tags: Video, Comedy, TV, Television, Movies, News, Nbc, Ocean, Steve Martin, Comedians, Npr, Parks, Dick Van Dyke, Brooks, Neil Simon, Caesar

Last day to comment on the South Park Blocks Master Plan

Graphic from Portland Parks online open house shows proposed cross-section in front of Portland Art Museum. The Portland Parks and Recreation bureau is nearing completion of a master plan that will dictate a new design for the South Park Blocks. (Source: Portland Parks) The planning area is 12-block stretch of downtown between Southeast Salmon and Jackson. The goal is to create a “safe, accessible and welcoming” space for all users — including bicycle riders. Existing conditions on thes...
Tags: South Park, Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Broadway, Parks, Park Avenue West, Jonathan Maus, Green Loop, Portland Parks, South Park Blocks, Downtown Neighborhood Association, South Park Blocks Master Plan, Portland Art Museum The Portland, Parks and Recreation bureau, Southeast Salmon

'Parks and Rec' mashed up with real-life anti-maskers footage

View this post on Instagram ‪We’re officially living in a Parks and Rec episode. #WearAMask ‬ A post shared by Law (@lawjsharma) on Jun 24, 2020 at 8:07pm PDT Who can tell real life from sitcom fiction anymore? This mashup video combines actual footage of angry citizens ranting about mandatory mask-wearing with TV's Parks and Rec. And... it's a little too perfect. Its creator, Lawrence Jay, captione...
Tags: Post, Video, News, Masks, Parks And Rec, Mashup, Parks, Palm Beach County, COVIDIOTS, Wear A Mask, Devil's Law, Lawrence Jay

True Value with the Greggs

  Caitlin Gregg (right), Jazir (left), and Heidi on the lawn. (Photo: Brian Gregg) Since 2011, Brian and Caitlin Gregg have been residents of north Minneapolis. They added daughter Heidi to the mix a year and a half ago. They are close to Theodore Wirth Park, an urban magnet for cross-country skiing with amenities like snowmaking, homologated trails, and mountain biking in the non-snow months. The Loppet Foundation, a local non-profit, was poised to host the first World Cup in the U.S. since ...
Tags: Minneapolis, Washington, Sport, Skiing, Community, Manhattan, Brian, Quinn, Sochi, Greggs, Parks, Midwest, Hayward, Heidi, Joshua, Caitlin

How to watch Parks and Recreation online: Stream the comedy for free

Here's how you can stream all seven laugh-out-loud seasons of NBC's political sitcom Parks and Recreation.
Tags: Deals, Nbc, Trends, How-to, Parks and Recreation, Parks, Movies & TV, How To Watch, Commerce 2020

How to watch Brooklyn Nine-Nine online: Stream the hit comedy series for free

Watch all seven seasons of the beloved sitcom starring Andy Samberg and made by the creators of Parks and Rec.
Tags: Deals, Trends, How-to, Parks, Brooklyn Nine Nine, Andy Samberg, Movies & TV, How To Watch, Commerce 2020

It’s All Happening: ‘Almost Famous’ 20th Anniversary Reunion Podcast Is Coming in July

In the time of coronavirus, we’ve enjoyed plenty of reunions, albeit virtually thanks to the magic of the internet. But we’re about to have a cinematic reunion that rings true to the act of “getting the band back together” more than any other. This year marks the 20th anniversary of Cameron Crowe‘s semi-autobiographical film Almost Famous, and Cadence13’s Origins podcast series brought in the filmmaker, as well as cast members like Billy Crudup, Patrick Fugit and Kate Hudson, to take a look bac...
Tags: Comedy, Movies, Podcasts, Drama, Cameron, Dreamworks, Kate-Hudson, Cameron-Crowe, True Story, Parks, Crowe, Stillwater, Peter Frampton, Nancy Wilson, Mount Rushmore, Jim Miller

Let’s Spend Summer (in) the Psalms!

This summer will be different. It already is, isn’t it? Parks and pools and beaches are closed. We may be distancing from our most vulnerable friends and family members. Our kids finished school at home, and now many of their summer camps and programs are cancelled. The world is still in tender turmoil. We’ve never had a season like this before, and many of us are looking for solid comfort, truth we can cling to, and reminders of peace and hope. With that in mind, we can’t think of a better plac...
Tags: Amazon, Facebook, Inspiration, Summer, Parks, Psalms, Becky Keife, IGTV, in)courage Devotional Bible study, Summer (in) the Psalms

Paris Window Boxes 2020

Here is my annual edition of my window box photos. It seems the window boxes were filled earlier than usual because of the very warm temperatures during April and May. It’s been a strange June weather wise, we went from temperatures in the 80s Fahrenheit with sunny weather, whereas June has been mostly cloudy, with temperatures in the low 60s during the day. Nonetheless, it has not affected the abundance of flowers from the window boxes.   Your Favorite Paris Story from last week receive...
Tags: Travel, Outdoors, Paris, Gardens, Parks, Richard Nahem

‘Irresistible’ Trailer: Steve Carell Turns Chris Cooper into a Mayoral Candidate in Jon Stewart’s Latest Film

Jon Stewart used to be a welcome voice of reason in the world of politics as the host of The Daily Show. After leaving the news satire program on Comedy Central, he’s mostly been laying low, but now he’s back in the political arena again, this time as a writer/director with a new comedy about the convoluted and perplexing election process in the United States. Irresistible follows Steve Carell, himself a former correspondent of The Daily Show, as Democratic political consultant who tries to tur...
Tags: Comedy, Movies, Amy Poehler, Wisconsin, Jon Stewart, Rose-Byrne, Steve-Carell, Republican Party, Parks, Political, Mackenzie Davis, Stewart, Carell, Paul Rudd, Focus Features, Pawnee Indiana