meta name="p:domain_verify" content="8b08da541f8a920e6 Marie Z Johnston: March 2010

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Marché Saxe-Breteuil , Paris 7eme

How could you not love an outdoor market with the Eiffel Tower as a mascot?  
Located in the well-heeled 7th Arrondissement, surrounded by beautiful Haussmanian buildings, the Saxe-Breteuil market is well known for it’s excellent quality.  Growers, producers, fish mongers, bakers and florists travel from as far away as Brittany, Normandy and the Limousin to sell their wares. 

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

It's Another World

For the past three weeks, I have been in California.  More precisely, Carmel by the Sea - the gateway to Big Sur.   It's a quaint little town sprung from a 1920's artist colony on the beautiful and wild coast of the Monterey Peninsula.  Carmel is my home town.

For those of you who have never been, Carmel proper has no street numbers, no street lights, and other than ‘down town’, no sidewalks. Giving directions sounds something like this: “Go west on Ocean Avenue, then left on San Carlos, down 2 blocks to the 3rd house from the corner, we’re the little cottage with the green gate across the street from the house called ‘Jay’s Roost’ - can’t miss it!’