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About Catherine

Far from perfect, but enjoying life as a non-perfect and flawed individual at 60 years young. I'm still wondering what I'll be when I grow up! The characters in my life's screenplay include my better half. He is a refined Frenchman who grew up in Paris and summered in St. Tropez. I grew up in Long Island and summered in Long Island. I am not refined. My three grown children are also a big part of my life. For their sake, they happily live where their careers have taken them! But I can still mother them from a distance! I write about the mundane. I write about deeply shallow issues. But whatever I write or muse about--it'll always be a bit on the humorous and positive side! It's all good!

The Christmas Gift that Keeps on Giving! A Spa for Your Mouth!

With two weeks until the arrival of Santa, the stores are becoming increasingly crowded.  The mall parking lots are so full that it’ll take a quarter of a tank of gas by the time you find a parking spot. Keep … Continue reading

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Paris in Four Days—A Louvre-ly Last Day with Art and Family!

Our last and final day, before heading home tomorrow, was a full one—and pleasant from morning till night! Good Morning from our room at the  Hotel Prince de Conti ! I love this hotel for its charm, great location and … Continue reading

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Paris in Four Days—Part Three. Mucha Do About Nothing but a Great Exhibit!

It’s Saturday already and tonight we will go to the apartment of my husband’s cousin, Jean-Denis and his wife Marie.  But we do have an interesting day planned. As usual, it seems that whenever we are in France—there’s something going … Continue reading

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Four Days in Paris 2018- Part Two Our Rebellious Thanksgiving Dinner and a Most Busy Black Friday!

I left off where we were getting ready for our Thanksgiving Dinner.  But wait.   I need to backtrack a couple of things. Given the fact that the hotel’s lighting was horrific (I’ll be writing about that later), I managed to … Continue reading

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Four Days in Paris—2018 Part One—On the Way and Carine Roitfeld Hates Me!

A big whew before I get into the post.  And I’ll tell you why.  I took a ton of photos and it took quite a while to edit them—and trust me, editing photos is not my forte. My Longchamp carryon … Continue reading

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Pragmatic Packing For a Short Trip To Paris and Getting My Flâneuse On!

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We leave tomorrow for Paris. It’s definitely not an extended stay. We fly home on Wednesday. Basically, this is three full days and three full nights. This isn’t a trip for visiting the museums or the…

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Not Your Norman Rockwell’s Thanksgivings!

When I tell you, it’s been crazytown around here, I’m not kidding. The Lady Parts Exams are all finished. Let me tell you.  I had a mammogram set for last Friday, the 16th. This is always the one exam that … Continue reading

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