Category Archives: Museums


On Wednesay, we got up at 5AM and boarded a 2.5 hour train out to Normandy. Mom had arranged a tour for us with Allan Bryson, a WWII expert and enthusiast. The tour took us from Ste. Mere Eglise, to … Continue reading

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Having heard from friends that Giverny was a spot not to be missed and having grown up with my mom, who modeled her dining room after Monet’s, it was natural that I would be excited to see the famous artist’s … Continue reading

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The Manors do Paris

Scotty and I just had a fabulous week with the Manors in Paris! It was a great time of togetherness, exploring, talking, laughing and soaking up the amazing atmosphere of Paris in May. Scotty and I loved showing everyone around … Continue reading

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Hello November! And finishing up London

I cannot believe that it’s already November.  I feel as though I completely missed August, September, and October.  Those three months just completely blew past me and now we’re closing in on Christmas; a fact I’m continually reminded of when … Continue reading

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St. Andrew’s Day

Monday marked this annual Scottish holiday and part of the celebration includes free entry to The Palace of Holyroodhouse, or just Holyrood for short and the Queens Gallery.  I was so excited about this because I’ve been wanting to see the … Continue reading

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Open Doors Sunday

Sunday was the second Doors Open day and we took advantage of the opportunity to visit Lauriston Castle – a combination 16th century tower and 18th century country home.  It is situated on the Firth of Forth with gorgeous views … Continue reading

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Doors Open Day

Saturday was gorgeous!  The weather could not have been more perfect and we took full advantage of it!  We got together with some friends, headed to the Farmer’s Market and then hit the streets making our way to the Drumsheugh … Continue reading

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Paris Plages and Notre Dame

As we’re wrapping up our time here, I’m feeling a little more relaxed about getting to see all the sights.  It’s funny because last week we were rushing around everywhere to get in another neighborhood, museum, experience.  This week I … Continue reading

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Victor Hugo, Marais, and more…

Waking up after our marathon day yesterday we decided to do the same thing again!  I think we’re starting to feel some urgency as this is our last week here and there is still so much to see.  The past … Continue reading

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I think this may have been my favorite day…(Part II)

Following our explorations of St. Denis we hopped on the metro and made our way to Musée Rodin.  A friend of Clemence’s had recommended it at her dinner party and I was anxious to visit.  Rodin was the sculptor of … Continue reading

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