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Newsletter October 2015
Turns out a walk on the Champs de Mars isn't easy to plan when you can't control the weather! France in the fall is always iffy, it could just as easily be rain as sun. But I sure wasn't prepared for the downpour that started almost as my walk was about to begin. But not all was lost as I was able to meet Susan and Tom who kindly invited me to their apartment in Montmartre to dry off.

Secrets from the La Varenne Kitchen: Inspiration for Navigating Life's Changes and Challenges
In 1975, Anne Willan, a culinary icon who, along with Julia Child, Jacque Pepin, James Beard, and others, launched the modern culinary industry, founded École de Cuisine La Varenne in Paris and educated some of todays most notable chefs  among them Steve Raichlen, Gale Gand, Virgina Willis, Martha Holmberg, and Alexis Guarnaschelli. Upon enrolling at La Varenne, all students received a helpful and easy reference tool: La Varenne Basic Recipes.

Global Insurance
International health insurance comparison site.

Paris Cocktails
Bring the romance and elegance of Paris into your home with cocktail recipes from leading French mixologists and the signature drink recipes of Parisian hot spots. More than just a cocktail book, Paris Cocktails celebrates the art of drinking like the French, with entertaining tips for throwing a perfectly Parisian cocktail party, revelations on the latest trends in French mixology, reviews of the best bars in both America and Paris where you can find the true French cocktail experience, and musings from French and non-French alike who have mastered the art of French drinking.

Hide My Ass
Bypass on-line restrictions to access foreign websites like a local. Get to websites back home, like Netflix when you're abroad!

October 1st, 1909
Avenue de la Grande Armee in Paris from a postcard dated October 1st, 1909.

Traffic in France October 2014
School vacation for all regions starts on October 17th. Meaning the last three weekends of the month have some Orange - moderate traffic in the Paris/Ile de France and Mediterranean Coast regions. Other than that the month is all green.

Place des Etats-Unis
Place des Etats-Unis - United States Square, within walking distance of the Eiffel Tower got its name in 1881 when the American ambassador setup shop. Before that, Place des Etats-Unis was known as Place de Bitche, so named for the village of Bitche that during the Franco-Prussian War, bravely resisted the Prussian invasion.

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