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A Door into Nowhere

A door into nowhere in Italy. (It actually has a steep stair on the other side of it that leads down into a courtyard garden a floor below, but when you walk by it casually, it really does look like it's opening into air on the...

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Vivent les mariés!

I love this photo. A huge congratulations to my uncles-by-marriage, who were "pacsed" 16 years ago (3 weeks after Sébastien and I started dating!) when that was the only legal option in France and whose wedding we celebrated in Champagne earlier this month. Something to think...

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Glimpses of Provence

A tiny cemetery in a remote, minuscule village in Provence. Places like this always make me stop and think a long time. The air is so clean and dry and quiet except for wind in leaves, the sound of your own footsteps, maybe some bees...

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Friday Book Club and Chocolate Time winner

Winner has been drawn for the Chocolate Time giveaway! Mary E (message has been sent). I wish I could give fancy chocolates and books to all of you! I had a great time with this giveaway and am already cogitating on the chocolatier for May. (If...

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Interview and Giveaway

Interview and giveaway over on The Romance Dish today! Hop over and share your idea of the dream Paris treat to enter. http://www.theromancedish.com/2016/04/todays-special-laura-florand.html  ...

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Book Rave! Act Like It by Lucy Parker

Oh, my! It has been a while since I've gone on a book rave, but I have to tell you how much I loved ACT LIKE IT by Lucy Parker! This book was just hilarious--grumpy, caustic hero meets his match! (It occurs to me that I...

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