Let Them Eat Cake

“Let them eat cake,” a phrase most commonly attributed to Queen Marie Antoinette, is the traditional translation of the French phrase “Qu’ils mangent de la brioche”, supposedly spoken upon learning that the peasants had no bread. Cake being made with butter and eggs was more expensive than bread, and showed whatever royal figure said it was totallyContinue reading “Let Them Eat Cake”

Claude Monet’s Garden at Giverny

My favorite painters are the impressionists, and I love the quietness and solitude of nature. Thus, it is no surprise that Claude Monet’s gardens at Giverny was my favorite place to visit while in France. Maybe that opinion might change if we had visited more than just the Paris and Nice vicinity. All of theContinue reading “Claude Monet’s Garden at Giverny”