Wednesday, September 18, 2013

News - Paris, Expat blog Contest, Loire Valley Article in Girl's Guide to Paris ET PLUS & some music!!

Morning view of Paris - Rainbows are always great to see!

A little of everything....

It's the third week of school and we are still trying to find the routine of the family.  The juggle of where activities fit in and who has what when - is always a bit of a challenge with having 3 girls.  Needless to say, this has zapped into some of my blogging time.  In addition, I had a wonderful opportunity late last week to visit with my sister-in-laws from Boston up in Paris.  Too good of an opportunity to pass up (I hadn't seen her in over a year)...but again the organization of being away for 3 days takes some time.  Throw in my laptop computer malfunctioning last week - it's been a bit crazy here!  Currently, using my daughter's laptop - thank goodness!!

So briefly - in Paris - I enjoyed some "Girl" time!  We toured the Musee Marmatton Monet (we met up with Nicky from Growing Berries), lunched and then did a little shopping and browsing along the Champs-Élysées.
Enjoyed Musee Marmatton Monet

L'Arc de Triumphe - and walking down the Champs-Élysées

It was fun to just have a relaxing time!  Enjoyed some nice meals - both unique (Tapas) & traditional.  Returned refreshed and relaxed!!  There is just something about girl bonding time!!
Fun Tapas meal - breaded Calamari

Of course - Mojito's are always delicious!

Fell in love with this entree - Fresh Artichoke hearts, Arugula & shaved Emmental cheese

Circle of Mom's Top European Mom Blogs 
Someone nominated me again this year for Circle of Mom's Top 25 European Mom Blogs.  This is a voted ranking.  Readers may vote daily for blogs that they enjoy up until Oct. 4th.  It's also a great place to find new blogs. (Last year, I ended up at #26)  So please - if you are feeling up to it - Click on the link below and vote for me.  Feel free to share the list & recommendations with friends also - All votes count!!  Remember you can vote daily!! (At this point, I'm at #6 ..)

Girls' Guide to Paris - newsletter/article
Wanted to also share with everyone - that I just had an article published in The Girl's Guide To Paris ET PLUS - e-magazine.  This travel website is expanding beyond being an excellent resource for all things "Paris".  They have created a digital travel magazine which will be exploring  Paris, France and many other destinations around the world.  My article - The Loire Valley en Famille is featured in their debut edition.  If you are interested in checking it out and also reading about Vendage in Bordeaux & the area of  Provence - just subscribe to their newsletter (free) and you will receive one free copy of their new magazine!  If you love what you see - you can then subscribe to receive this beautiful magazine - 6 times/year.

Additionally, you can find more information here:  Girl's Guide to Paris - website

Dave Rudbarg Music
 Finally - A little plug for a great musician and friend of mine, Dave Rudbarg.  He lives in NYC and previously produced a wonderful album entitled "Living in the Land of Yes".  He's passionate about music in general and what music is for people in this world.  Take a listen to the video below.

If you enjoy what you heard, read more about him below.  You can see from what he shares - he's up to great things and truly wants to make a difference for people in this world!

So it's off to run the girls around to their various Wednesday activities!!  Thanks again for reading!  Have a good rest of the week!!


  1. We have a little of the same problem here with 4 children. Happy you were able to hang out in Paris! Always fun!

    1. Yes, the good old balancing act with kids!! Paris was rainy that weekend but the company was great - always nice to see family and friends!


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