Paris Flea Markets – Puces de Vanves

Paris Flea Markets – Puces de Vanves

February 24th, 2010  | Category: Travel


After visiting Denise Acabo's shop in Paris, I became a whole other person. For instance, I started using a different kind of currency: Caramels! Let me explain further with an example: "Bonjour Monsieur, how much is this beautiful iron tray?" "60 Euros." "Mon Dieu! That's like 60 caramels." Sure it was beautiful. It even had a hypnotizing effect if you stared for too long, but still... What would ...

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A l’Etoile d’Or and Denise Acabo

A l’Etoile d’Or and Denise Acabo

December 23rd, 2009  | Category: Travel


On my second day in Paris, I met David Lebovitz at the Blanche metro station right across The Moulin Rouge and visited the best candy shop in Paris: A l'Etoile d'Or. If you're an avid reader of food blogs, you've probably already heard about A l'Etoile d'Or and it's owner, Denise Acabo. Is there anyone else in the world like her? With her cute schoolgirl uniform (complete with ...

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Paris Photos

Paris Photos

December 08th, 2009  | Category: Travel


I must be the only person who visited Paris for a week, ate insane amounts of caramel au beurre salé , smeared salted butter on everything imaginable and still lost 5 pounds. Where did all that caramel go? I've spent a small fortune on those caramels and I've got nothing to show. I melted just like the mango passion fruit caramels at Denise Acabo's shop did in ...

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Bodrum Photos

Bodrum Photos

September 13th, 2009  | Category: Travel


When I think of the days I spent in Bodrum, the first thing that comes to my mind is starry blue nights. Me, my camera and my camera's remote switch spent a lot of time obsessing about long exposure photography in Bodrum. Maybe that's why... And then there's David's new book, "The Sweet Life in Paris". I started reading it in Selimiye and finished it in Bodrum. If ...

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Selimiye

Selimiye

August 26th, 2009  | Category: Travel


It has been a little over two weeks since I got back from my vacation and I'm still trying to adapt to city life. You see, it was my first vacation in three years. Funny how I've gotten used to the construction happening next door for over two years now... I've spent the first three days of my vacation in a small fishing village called Selimiye, located on ...

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