Tag Archives: Authentic French

Catch It: Amélie

What connects the West Village to Paris, France, is Amélie. This intimate wine bar is located at 22 West 8th Street, New York, NY 10011. The ambience is warm and lively; the staff is easy going and friendly, and the … Continue reading

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Catch It: Valentine’s Memorable Days

“That was a memorable day to me, for it made great changes in me. But it is the same with any life. Imagine one selected day struck out of it, and think how different its course would have been. Pause … Continue reading

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Catch It: Maison Harlem

The first time, my friend Amanda and I met in a creative writing class some years ago, we became fast friends, and so, when she telephoned one afternoon and said, “I have some good news, let’s get together for dinner—my … Continue reading

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Catch It: Soutine Bakery

Years ago, my Aunt Cynthia moved from Manhattan to Ardmore, Pennsylvania. When she told me of her plans, I selfishly thought of our Sunday’s together—how much I would miss her home-made apple pie; our conversations over coffee, pie and Butter … Continue reading

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Catch It: Macaron Café

Macaron Café is a nice little place at 625 Madison Avenue, New York, NY  10022.  The entrance is on 59th Street; the fragrance of sweet-smelling pink petals, surrounded by mouth-watering confectionery macarons, such as: dark chocolate, white chocolate, coconut, lemon, and … Continue reading

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Such was the day, July 27th at Chez Lucienne, the stunning sun, the wide blue sky—against the people bustling about 125th Street. Chez Lucienne is located at 308 Lenox Avenue, New York,  NY  10027.  My lunch meeting with Nadine Chevreux … Continue reading

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