Wednesday, August 10, 2011

LOV Organic Teas in Paris

Love tea? LOV organic teas should definitely be a shop that is on your to-visit list in Paris. Check out my article on this cute little shop with high quality teas on the bustling rue Montorgueil market street in central Paris. This was just published on Tea Atlas.

Friday, August 5, 2011

Dancing the NIght Away

Summer in Paris is full of festivals and great opportunities to get out into the summer days and nights and enjoy this great city. Here's one for dancers. "Dancing in the Open Air" is a daily event that takes place along the left bank's Quai St. Bernard, roughly between the Gare Austerlitz and the Institut de Monde Arabe. From 9 to midnight people gather to samba, tango, do folk dances, swing and jazz dancing. No partner needed! It's free and alot of fun.

Monday, August 1, 2011

Paris Way East... Istanbul and beyond

Check out our new website to read about our terrific Turkish culinary and cultural tours. A live blog with photos will be added to the site soon. We are also working with independent travelers to Turkey and can help you plan a stellar adventure in this wonderful country.

For 2012 we will be offering our popular Istanbul.Ephesus.Cappadocia tour in late April, and adding two new tours, one focused on 'foodie' Turkey in Istanbul and near Bodrum on the Mediterranean coast, the other an adventure into the ancient Turkish south east with its astonishing archaeological sites, ancient cities, bountiful bazaars and of course,
delicious regional cuisine. Check for updates and details or email sally at

Talk with Sally about Turkey (and Paris, the Pays Basque and France too!)

Contemporary Spin on 18th Century Fashion at Versailles

Versailles in summer. Fountain shows and sound and light shows. Check out this contemporary fashion exhibition. "Le XVIIIe AU Gout du Jour" is shown in the lovely Petit Trianon chateau. Leading international designers play with their fashion fantasies of the 18th century era in a show of 50 costumes & accessories. Yet another reason to visit Versailles.

Till October 9
Petit Trianon at Palace of Versailles​/

August is time for the Paris Plages

A beach in Paris? Actually, this year, the city is expanding the wildly popular 'Paris Plages' to include the quais of the Seine (Voie Pompidou) and the increasingly hip Bassin de la Villette area. Sand is trucked in, cafes sprout, there are beach chairs, volley ball nets, concerts and more. Check out for descriptions of locations, and area for kids, sports, culture and more. What a civilized city!