Giverny of my Dreams

I don’t recall when I first dreamed of visiting Giverny—maybe as a college student looking at art books? Could the  inspiration of Monet’s Water Lilies (Nympheas) be as beautiful or the colors as vibrant as the paintings? I wanted to experience it firsthand: the dappled light of the forest,  clouds reflected in the pond, […]

G.H Martel Champagne Tour

After Ken and I finally stumbled upon the “G.H. Martel Champagne” sign, we entered a charming office that looked like someone’s living room to wait for the tour.  In Reims we had eaten lunch at a brasserie and noticed two young women sitting next to us eating what appeared to be a […]