Monthly Archives: February 2011

Your lucky day

Last Monday, just back from Liguria, I walked out onto the sidewalk to run my errands, and I was hit by a missile from a pigeon passing overhead. Fortunately, her aim was bad, and my head was spared, but the … Continue reading

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Closed/Week in review—5 days in Liguria

Monday “Thing #1: The sea” In which we are helplessly drawn to the Mediterranean. (Read this.) Tuesday “Thing #2: Hanging out” On the beauty of not using an electric dryer. (Read this.) Wednesday “Thing #3: The time of day” On … Continue reading

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Thing #5: Last look

In Italy they say, “If you look back, you’ll go back.” So today we’ll take our last walk on the lungomare (the boardwalk), breathe in our last deep lungfuls of sea air, and spend our last coins on frivolity and … Continue reading

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Thing #4: The backdrop

Here we are on day 4 of a virtual work-week spent in Liguria. A weekend in Varazze fueled me with material, but next week I’ll get back to Milanese business as usual. Back to winter and real life in Italy. … Continue reading

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Thing #3: The time of day

Two down, three to go on “Five Things About Liguria” based on my recent weekend there. Yesterday’s post was about living without clothes dryers. Today’s does away with another modern convenience: the wristwatch. “What time is it?” you ask. According … Continue reading

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Thing #2: Hanging out

I spent last weekend in Liguria at a typical little seaside town called Varazze. And as it’s not my intention to turn this into a travel blog, I’m simply going to tell you about five things that struck me while … Continue reading

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Thing #1: The sea

I’ve just spent the weekend in Liguria at a typical little seaside town called Varazze. And as it’s not my intention to turn this into a travel blog, I’m simply going to tell you about five things that struck me … Continue reading

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Closed/Week in Review

Monday “Animal nature” On the benefits of hanging out at the farm. (Read this.) Tuesday “Gnocchi” On what you can do with a few leftover spuds. (Read this.) Wednesday “A new (old) love for the chocolate lover” On an old … Continue reading

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100 times Thank You

Dear you, dear friend, this post will be short and sweet. The small type on my stats page tells me that as of yesterday, there were 100 posts on “The Daily {French-Italian} Cure.” That is cause for celebration. A small … Continue reading

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Milan color story #3: Pink

Pink is not my favorite color. Never has been. But, I have grown to like the pinks that pop up here and there in Milan like peonies out of season. I am in love with the beat-up, pink Vespa that … Continue reading

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