Paris Sizzling..

Overwhelmed by the sizzling.. sozzling.. unrelenting waves of heat we’ve been experiencing, we hurriedly.. gratefully took refuge in “Le Patron’s” delightful cool café which happens to be “juste à côté” to the flat where we live.

Paris.. is in the clutches of a scorching inferno..

We’re in the grip of a hot.. hot.. summer..

It’s “La Canicule”.. a monstrous heat wave…

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Simone Duckstein: Hôtel de La Ponche.. Un autre regard… | Saint-Tropez Travel Series

“Hôtel de La Ponche…

Un autre regard sur Saint-Tropez”…

A book published by…

The owner… proprietor…

Simone Duckstein…

Of the legendary… La Ponche hotel…

Made famous by the iconic actress Brigitte Bardot… who played in the unforgettable “And God Created Woman”… the widely recognised French drama film directed by Roger Vadim…

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Women’s Spirit Festival’s Charlotte Saint Jean

In an attempt to make “volunteering” to help worthy causes a more integral part of my life, whenever my “chargé” timetable allows (further to an experience in this regard earlier this year ), I found myself, yet again, offering my services after seeing an appeal for volunteers by the co-organiser of the festival on their Facebook page.

The 1st ever Women’s Spirit Festival, an event created by Charlotte Saint Jean and Elodie Garamond, the founder of Le Tigre Yoga Club in Paris, took place at the Hôtel National de l’Industrie in Place Saint-Germain-des-Prés in early June 2017.

The Festival offered a weekend of Yoga, Meditation, and Wellness conferences, but also “a safe and sacred space for women to be the woman they want to be, to open new doors, to listen to the voice within, to feel supported and to thrive, with shared moments, tears, laughter and joy”…

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2017 American Women’s Group in Paris’ Annual Gala.. La Vie en Rose

“Volunteering”.. a word that was previously familiar to me, but not to such a personal, intimate degree as it has become over these past six months.

I found myself reluctantly accepting to volunteer my services as Co-Chair of the American Women’s Group in Paris’ Annual Gala Organising Committee at the end of a fun drinks gathering last September, having initially turned down an invitation to become Chair in June of that year, knowing full well that my overstretched timetable and responsibilities did not allow me to take this additional load on board – no matter how worthwhile…

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