Thursday, 3rd November 2016

Road Trip: Exploring Acton

About 2 hours north (with traffic) of Los Angeles is a place called Acton. It is a small community just off Highway 14 nestled in the Sierra Pelona Mountains. The town was originally a railroad…

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Sunday, 30th October 2016

Petite Fiction: The Egg Roll in Paris

Outside her apartment window, Paris slipped into its evening sparkle. Inside, Anna eased the dough from the bowl onto her marble countertop. She tucked and rolled with her fingers and palms and then stretched it…

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Wednesday, 1st June 2016

L’Eurocana Escapade: Eataly

My husband and I recently went to New York. We walked across the Brooklyn Bridge, visited some places near and dear to our hearts, ate the traditional street hot dogs and roasted nuts, hung out…

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Wednesday, 25th May 2016

Simply L’Eurocana: Garage Living

Dépêchons-nous de ralentir. Translated: Let us hurry to slow down. In France, life is more like a leisurely walk rather than a mad dash to the finish line. With my husband frequently on the road…

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Saturday, 21st May 2016

Snapshot #5 Memories

Memories of Paris come to me like a slideshow through one of those goofy View-Masters. There’s the Pyramid at the Louvre. Click. The Eiffel. Click. The Mona Lisa. Click. Shakespeare and Company. Click. So on….

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Wednesday, 18th May 2016

Bedroom Bistro

I really like what architect Neal Schwartz did in the bedroom of their pool house of their second home – two marvelous modern style structures in Sonoma, California. Bistro tables and chairs are often used…

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Saturday, 23rd April 2016

Petite Fiction: Walking

Anna walked the winding streets of Montmartre, passing slowly by the artists to admire their landscapes and portraits on canvas. Her phone rang. Jacques again. She sent it to voicemail. She wanted to think about…

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Saturday, 9th April 2016

Snapshot #4 Newsbreak

At some point in your life, if not more than once, you ask yourself: how in the world did I get here? I think about my first meeting with Paris at a time in my…

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Saturday, 26th March 2016

Snapshot #3 Night Walk

Snapshot #3 After dinner, Sarah and I walk aimlessly around Paris. We’re both satisfied from our meals so I don’t know if our silence is because of the lethargy from the curry or it’s just…

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Tuesday, 15th March 2016
French Flair mixed with New York and La Style: Featuring Baiyina Hughley

Decorating with French Flair

There are things about me that are down-home country. That makes sense being that I was born and raised in Virginia. So yes, I love fried chicken and gravy and a comfortable pair of jeans….

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Saturday, 12th March 2016
Anna and Jacques walk along the Seine...

Petite Fiction: The Seine

They walked along the Seine. At first, during their initial meetings, they talked a lot – learning the who, what, when, where, why, and how of each other’s lives. After almost two months of sitting…

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Saturday, 5th March 2016

Snapshot #2 Hurry, Curry

“Oh come on Audrey! You’re in Paris! What could possibly be wrong?” Sarah says. Her long exasperated exhales turn into fog in the cold air. Oh boy. I have to think quickly. I can’t have…

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Tuesday, 16th February 2016
A Paris Memory

Snapshot #1 The Argument

Here’s what I remember about Paris: the argument. Of course, I have many other memories, but this recollection is very clear. It is night and it is cold and I am under the Eiffel burning…

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Tuesday, 9th February 2016
The Smallest Places to See in Paris

LE PETIT PARIS GUIDE

The Narrowest Street in Paris The last time my husband and I were in Paris, we visited what our “tour book” described as the “narrowest street” in the city. Of course we were curious and…

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Saturday, 6th February 2016
Anna takes a chance and meets up with Jacques at a cafe in Paris...

Petite Fiction: Coffee Break

“Are you a murderer?” Anna asked. She stood in front of him, the café table between them. “No mademoiselle,” Jacques said as he looked up at her from his seat. “I see,” Anna said as…

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Thursday, 4th February 2016

The Campo de’ Fiori

The aromas of rain, fresh oranges, roses, and raw meat mingle in the air like a room full of people still getting to know each other, close enough to interact but not clicking just yet….

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Saturday, 30th January 2016
Anna leaves her baggage at the airport...

Petite Fiction: Airport

There were three men at the airport. The man Anna was supposed to marry, the man who wanted to marry her, and the man who was a friend but wanted to be more than that….

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Saturday, 9th January 2016
The cubicle felt cold. Even her teacup and the ...

Petite Fiction: Breaking Free

The cubicle felt cold. Even her teacup and the small vase of pink miniature roses didn’t improve the ambiance. Grey is a pleasant and warm color in Parisian flats. Grey is an atrocious color in…

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Tuesday, 5th January 2016

Coffee & Couture

What on earth could be more luxurious than a sofa, a book, and a cup of coffee?—Anthony Trollope Hey Anthony, maybe coffee and couture? Personally, I can go for a coffee/clothing/book/sofa combo (and not necessarily…

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Thursday, 31st December 2015
Experience Paris as a Writer

Experiencing Paris as a Writer

Shakespeare and Company in Paris is a pilgrimage for many writers. This bookstore, located at 37 rue de la Bûcherie in the 5th arrondissement, was founded in 1951 by George Whitman as a tribute to…

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Tuesday, 29th December 2015

Connecting Abandoned Photos from Paris

Andrew Goddard and James Bennett share two loves. Both men love everything French and both men love photographs of people – especially images that were destroyed and left behind in Paris. About two decades ago,…

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Friday, 11th December 2015

Les Expériences: Week of 12.7.15

As part of a weekly installment, L’Eurocana will scour discount sites to inform you of the best offers that enhance the Eurocana experience without blowing up your budget. This week it’s all about the stage…

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Thursday, 3rd December 2015

Happy Hour to Europe

The phrase “happy hour” may have originated during the U.S. Prohibition when the nationwide ban on drinking alcohol caused a flurry of illegal “cocktail hours” (a.k.a. happy hours). People desperate to wet their whistles sipped…

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Saturday, 28th November 2015

Petite Fiction: Les Chats

Meow!! Meow!! “Look at mademoiselle. When she is home all she does is sit by the window,” said Hershey, a grey colored cat. “Why doesn’t she just do something!” “Chacun voit midi à sa porte….

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Thursday, 26th November 2015

Les Expériences

As part of a weekly installment, L’Eurocana will scour discount sites to inform you of the best offers that enhance the Eurocana experience without blowing up your budget. This week it’s all about food (and…

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Tuesday, 17th November 2015

L’Eurocana Style: Parisienne Edge

While L’Eurocana strives to bring you the best of a European experience in America without breaking your budget, L’Eurocana Style will never skimp on price for the sake of quality. The curation of clothing here…

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Monday, 16th November 2015

Secret Pizza

Even now, on a Monday afternoon far, far, away from Rome, I still remember. It’s February 2009 and my husband and I are not far from the Piazza Barberini. At least, I think we are…

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Sunday, 15th November 2015

Bonjour from L’Eurocana

Paris changes you. Once you have been, it becomes a part of you. You can’t just take it off, like a hat or a scarf. Paris is with you forever and even after you leave,…

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