Celebrating With Choux

Celebrating With Choux

July 20 is Marina Day. In France, every day of the year has a saint's name associated with it. If you share the name of one of the saints, that is your name day. Every year since I started studying French and learned that this was a thing, I have treated July 20 (the fĂȘte of Sainte Marina) as a mini-birthday party, a gala of 'treat yo self', a celebration of my delightful self.

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Abu Dhabi Delights

Abu Dhabi Delights

I recently found myself in Abu Dhabi for a week. This was my first trip to the region, and I was excited to see the differences in culture, tastes, scents, the quality of light... On the plane, I was giddy when I saw on my seat's screen that we were flying over Mesopotamia and [ ... ]

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