Author Archives: Catherine

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!

What I’m Wearing. The Summer Face. And I’ve Been a Naughty Girl

Things are back to normal. And I have a confession. I’ve been a naughty girl. Since arriving home over three weeks ago, I’ve been petrified to get on the scale. I knew I gained weight over vacation, and then some.  … Continue reading

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Trip Bits and Travel Tips. And Astute Observations

Now that I’m back from our trip to France, I can tell you what I did wrong and what I did right. In all my years of traveling to the Cote d’Azur, you would think I had mastered the art … Continue reading

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Au Revoir Theoule—Until Next Time. J’Adore!

Monday July 3, 2017 3:52 AM. Eight minutes shy of my alarm going off and I’m too afraid to close my eyes in fear that I’ll fall back into a deep slumber.  This is the beginning of our farewell to … Continue reading

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Where Did The Time Go? Our Trip to France is Just About Ending!

Saturday, July 1st, 2017 Where has the time gone?  I mean—just two weeks ago we were giddy and happy because a year had passed since last time we were in Theoule.  Now the time just flew by. We won’t see … Continue reading

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The Tropezienne Funeral—Or, Don’t Rain On My St. TroParade Part Deux!

Friday, June 30, 2017 Today is Dany’s funeral. News of Dany’s passing was made very public. I’m sorry that I’ve been dismissive in writing, but it’s been a bit weird the past few days. Vacations are to be enjoyed to … Continue reading

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Random Happenings on the Cote d’Azur and News We Knew Was Coming

Wednesday, June 28th The summer “soldes” (sales) begin today throughout the Cote d’Azur. Our plan was to do some shopping but since it’s so nice out—we ditched the idea and will hit the pool.  We’ll see what the rest of … Continue reading

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A Turn-Down Day and Back to St. Tropez!

Monday, June 26, 2017 Wow. I really slept like a baby last night.  When I woke up this morning, I noticed that the doors leading to the terrace were closed.  Bonaparte informed me that there was a huge storm last … Continue reading

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Chagall and Marché-ing to the Beat of My Own Drum! I Made Videos For You!!!

Saturday, June 24th, 2017 Has it really been a week since we arrived?  Oh yes. It has.  Time goes way, way, way too fast when we are here.  I kind of wish it was the film “Groundhog Day” where each … Continue reading

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Oh, Marseille Can You See That Aix Marks the Spot!

Oy. I can’t believe it’s Thursday already.  I also cannot believe that with all the sunscreen slathered upon my body, and sitting under the parasol, I still managed to get a burn. *OUCH*!!! We will head back to St. Trop … Continue reading

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L’Estagnol – the Return to The Greatest Little Beach And a Bit About The Longest Day!

Tuesday, June 20, 2017 Yet another bright and sunny day. It’s almost overwhelming to me because I’m just not used to this much sunshine in the Northeast of the USA!  The Canicule is hanging around for a few days so … Continue reading

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