Thursday, December 31, 2009

Happy New Year 2010!!

Helllllll o Everyone!
Just wanted to take this opportunity to wish you and families and VERY HAPPY NEW YEAR! May it be one that shines the year through... filled with LoVe, PeAcE, PrOsPeRiTy, HaRmOnY and BrIgHtNeSs....
All my best,

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

The Fresh Air Fund

In case you haven't heard about the Fresh Air Fund, I suggest you take a look at their website HERE and learn what they are about. I first learned of them last year, when I was contacted by Sara Wilson, the Outreach Coordinator, to ask if I was interested in sharing The Fresh Air Fund with my readers. I did a blog post about this wonderful program and now I am posting again to let people out there know what a amazing program this is! The program is set up to provide New York City children from low-income communities with fun and memorable summertime experiences. It reaches out to the most needy families to give them a chance to discover new sights and scenes, to make new friends and to experience something new while having fun!
The Fresh Air Fund is an independent not-for-profit agency which has been providing free summer vacations to more than 1.7 million New York City children since 1877! Their numbers have soared up to almost 10,000 children annually! This is AWESOME!!
In 2009, close to 5,000 children visited host families in suburbs and small town communities across 13 States from Virginia to Maine and Canada. Three thousand children also attended five Fresh Air camps on a 2,300-acre site in Fishkill, New York.
Contact information:
Angela Pender-Fox, Friendly Town Director Jenny Morgenthau, Executive Director (212) 897-8898 Kate Brinkerhoff, Public Relations Director (212) 897-8890 Sara Wilson, Outreach Coordinator
*Picture taken from The Fresh Air Fund's website.

Monday, October 19, 2009

The Vampire Diaries EXTENDED PREVIEW

My new favourite show!! LOVEEEEEE Paul Wesley!

Saturday, September 12, 2009

We will NEVER forget.... 9/11


On September 11th we woke to a normal morning and got ready for the day. We never expected the tragedy that was headed our way. We got ready for school and work; we didn't want to be late, Not knowing we'd never forget this horrifying date.

We started our routines, and planned for a busy time, Until we got the call through the telephone line. We turned on the TV just as we were told, And watched as our hands started to grow very cold.

New York was full of smoke like a very foggy morning, Because a plane had struck a building without a single warning. We all watched in silence as the second building was hit, I could not believe it, NO not one bit!

As we watched the first tower collapse and saw the people jumping, We had to look away for our hearts were surely pumping. When the second tower collapsed, tears fell from my eyes, I thought of all those people that lost their lives.

© 2/23/03 -Roman Widdig 7th Grade - 13 yrs old Ohio

From Wikipedia:

Mark Kendall Bingham (May 22, 1970 in PhoenixArizona – September 11, 2001 in ShanksvillePennsylvania) was an American public relations executive who founded his own company, the Bingham Group. He died at age 31 in theSeptember 11, 2001 terrorist attack on board United Airlines Flight 93.

Thank you to all the firefighters, police, paramedics, security guards, city workers, and people who the worked to help others during this tragic event.  

Monday, August 31, 2009

Viking River Cruises

     How many of you out there has ever been on a "cruise?"  I have never done it myself, but over the past few years, the idea of taking a cruise has become a very appealing one to me!  I have several friends here in Paris who have been on several different European cruises, and they all come back and talk about how wonderful the experience was!  I sold!!!
     So, I searched the internet and found this company, Viking River Cruises who offer a wide variety of cruises throughout Europe and even in Egypt, China, and Russia!!  Here's their link, Viking River Cruises, and you can check it out and see what they have to offer.  They have so many choices listed on their website that it's really hard to decide!  One that I would really love to take is a cruise along the Danube!  It sounds so enchanting, so relaxing and such a great way to see the sights and scenes of different countries and cultures!  
     Et voilĂ , you have it... Or, maybe I have it!  A cruise on the Danube awaits... I must go! 

Thursday, August 27, 2009


from California with LOVE and pizza crust!!!!  BJ's Chicago Pizza in La Jolla!  The best darn pizza in San Diego!!! YEEEE HAAAAA!!!!  Frances and I went to dinner together on my second to last night n SD! Ohhhhhhh YUMMMMM!!!!!

This is for you, ALEX!!! 

re-LAX Lounge at LAX

This is the best thing at LAX... and I found it purely by chance!! It's easy to miss but if you are lucky enough to stumble upon it, it's worth it's weight in GOLD!!! I spend only $20 for 2 hours of pure bliss at LAX... It was sooo calm, peaceful and comfortable in this lounge.  I didn't even feel as though I was at the airport!!!  Free internet connection, free food and drink, spacious and roomy and most importantly... comfy chairs with a GREAT view of passing planes!!!

BON VOYAGE!!!  See ya back in France!!!! I'm outta this place!

REALLY leaving L.A. --- at L.A.X.UP

A SUPER HUGE THANK YOU to Travis for helping me to "Get out of this place."  We met at Peets in Venise in the morning and helped me return the car and then dropped me at the airport!! Thanks sooo much, T!!!!
What the heck is in all of those bags?!!


Whole Foods in Venice, California

WOW!!! CHEESE.... imported from France and all over the cheese world... EXPENSIVE!

Coffee!  Why is coffee so much better in France?
HUGE aisles

Mission Hills Nursery, San Diego

This is my ALL TIME FAV nursery! So many choices await!!! 

Windnsea Beach, La Jolla

A beach front apartment facing the ocean! Ahhhhhhh!!!!  Quelle vie!

La Jolla Mansions in Birdrock and Windnsea