Next Escape

As our weekend trip fast approaches, I’m craving some much-needed escapism and cannot wait to bolt. I’ve taken note that excursions require careful planning in order to stay safe. Several kits have been compiled that consist of hand sanitizer, disinfecting wipes, disposable gloves, and face masks. Many states require face coverings when you’re out in public, and I have always been one to wipe down high touch surfaces so, when we get to our hotel will disinfect doorknobs, bathroom sinks and remotes.

I’ve been updating my music playlist for the drive to NYC and want to stream a few movies to my iPhone. I’m a Phryne Fisher fan and love solving her mysteries’ so, will be watching; Miss Fisher and the Crypt of Tears on Acorn. The film takes place in 1929 Jerusalem, the fashions and scenery are always fabulous. I also want to view a bit of Alfred Hitchcock but cannot make a choice so, will peruse through Amazon Prime.

Here are the travel playlist additions, I am so loving right now, and a few have been out for a while, but are still great to listen to while getting cozy for the road trip this weekend.

        • I Think She Likes Ketchup {Win Pongsakorn}
        • One Note Samba {Pat Kirley with John Standefer}
        • Lush Life {Tito Puente}
        • Syndrome {Marsalis Family}
        • Why Don’t You Do Right {Peggy Lee}
        • The Girl from East 9th Street {Paul Desmond}
        • Star Song {Vince Guaraldi}
        • Westchester Lady {Bob James}

Stay stylish,
Kathleen

Favoris de Paris

La Ville des Lumières

The Eiffel Tower is the “Erector Set” of the 1880’s. As children my oldest brother had this brand of metal toy that he played with and would construct a myriad of versatile objects. Gustave Eiffel built this wrought-iron lattice tower on the Champ de Mars for the 1889 World’s Fair, and as Parisian’s like to indicate on a regular basis…… it was not meant to be a permanent structure.

We spent seven hours in the Louvre on Saturday after it reopened and my absolute must see upon each visit is the Nike of Samothrace. This 2nd century Hellenistic sculpture has been a favorite of mine since college and has been prominently displayed at the Louvre since 1884.

It has been years since I frequented a tearoom and these tasty desserts are from the Café Richelieu-Angelina in the Louvre. The combination of elegance, charm and refinement are part of a breathtaking setting that over looks the main courtyard with the Pyramid [designed by I. M. Pei]. Angelina’s is famous for l’Africain an insanely rich hot chocolate that is served in a white ceramic pitcher with unsweetened whipped cream and powdered chocolate sprinkled everywhere …. and even you aren’t a chocoholic … this drink will blow your away!!! Next to the l’Africain is the pear and apple tart that if I can ever reproduce at home would be my crowning glory!

Still more to come,
Kathleen

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