Distorted View of the Eiffel Tower

Soaking up atmosphere and watching the world go by at one of the City of Light’s celebrated cafés is a favorite past-time, for tourists and locals alike. For years, I took tour clients to see the Eiffel Tower magically light up from the Place du Trocadéro and then snag a prime seat at the Café du Trocadéro, which has the best view of La Tour. Well, it used to. But now the trees that the city planted almost completely obscure the

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A Day of Luxury in Paris

One of the great pleasures of being in Paris is being immersed in luxury and exquisite presentation, as only the French can do. We started our “luxury tour” at Printemps Homme, one of the Grands Magasins near Opera Garnier at Boucheron to see if I could get my Boucheron wedding ring cleaned. Bien sur, Madame. The cost: 250 euros and it would take 7 weeks! We explained that we were only going to be in Paris until the end of October

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Discover West Kelowna’s Westside Wine Trail

What do you get when you cross a 60 million year old volcano (now dormant), a mountain range that juts up from a pristine 135 km long lake formed by glaciers and fertile vineyards and orchards that produce some of the world’s best wines and succulent fruits? Answer: The Okanagan Valley! And specifically, West Kelowna’s Westside Wine Trail has it all. September is the perfect month to explore this plentiful wine region as the tourist crowds have thinned. Read on for

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Vacay Rental in Heart of Okanagan Wine Country with Lake Views

“Beach Walk” Barona Beach Lakeview Resort – West Kelowna, BC Welcome to Beach Walk, your lakeview home-away-from-home at a beautiful resort in the heart of Wine Country! Newly updated, 2-bedroom/1 bath condo with peaceful canal and lake views. The deck is sun-drenched starting very early in the morning. Walk just steps to our sandy private beach, lounge for hours by the pool (so fun there!), have happy hour on one of the docks or enjoy some R&R in the condo after

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