Jan 17, 2013

A Continentalist in Paris: Edward Hopper special exhibit, Grand Palais

A well-curated comprehensive overview of Edward Hopper's work which features his most famous pieces (yes, even Nighthawks) and traces his influences and artistic evolution. The exhibit ends on February 3.

Jan 9, 2013

Continental Film Club: The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012)

Hobbit purists may balk at Peter Jackson's interpretation of the story, but the movie is definitely entertaining - though undeniably too long.

Jan 7, 2013

A Continentalist in Paris: The Louvre - Medieval Louvre / Ancient Egypt

The world's most famous museum has free entry on the first Sunday of each month - and it wasn't as crowded as you might presume. At least now that it's winter.

Jan 6, 2013

Jan 5, 2013

A Continentalist in Paris: Hotel de Ville / Ile de la Cite

The historical center of Paris is one of my favorite parts of the city and offers several options for keeping smaller kids amused - even in winter.

Jan 3, 2013

A Continentalist in Paris: Disneyland Park

My first-ever visit to the happiest place on the Continent went by drama-free for our group of 9 and left my three-year-old amazed - and what more could we have hoped for?

Jan 1, 2013

Happy New Year!

I wanted to ring in 2013 at the Champs Elysees like a Parisian, but H and I fell asleep bringing T to bed (though we did join the family for New Year's champagne). But we're starting the year relaxed and fresh, which is also nice.