Tag Archives: France

Inside Palazzo Farnese in Rome

The US has three Embassies in Rome. There are ambassadors to Italy, to the Holy See and even to the United Nations. But it’s the French who really know what’s up, and in 1936 they were smart enough to lease Palazzo Farnese to house their Embassy for 99 years, for 1 Euro a year. That […]

I Love Paris in the Summer: Bastille Day

I arrived at my Paris metro stop at 12:15 am, to find two good friends waiting to whisk me away for a midnight omelet. But on Saturday morning, it was pastry time.  Turns out La Bague de Kenza was right around the corner from our hotel.  The Algerian pâtisserie offered a buffet of almond-filled sweets.  […]