April in Paris. Sing along with it, get in the mood, take it smooth, croon with it, snap your fingers to it, take a long draw of it, stroll with it along the boulevard, cry yourself a River Seine of it. However you like it it’s here.
Suite Française by Irene Némirovsky took the literary world by storm when it was first published in France in 2004, followed up with an English translation in 2006. The sensation had to do with the quality of the work itself in conjunction with the backstory, the sidestory and the epilogue relative to the author herself and her daughter Denise Epstein. Now comes the movie.
Looking out over the rooftops of the city the view is romantic for some, lusty grey for others, a commercial dream for roofers—altogether Paris. In recent months the most attractive view over the capital has been from District Hall of the 9th arrondissement, where District Mayor Delphine Bürkli is spearheading the committee to present the rooftops of Paris as a candidate for inscription on the UNESCO World Heritage List.
PASADENA, CA (Feb. 11, 2015)– The North American Travel Journalists Association (NATJA) today announced that France Revisited, www.francerevisited.com won the Silver Award as first runner-up in the 2014 NATJA Awards Competition in the Online Travel Magazine category. This awards competition honors the “best of the best” in travel writing, photography and promotion that cover all aspects of the travel industry worldwide.
While the recent terrorist attacks in Paris caused some travelers to push the pause button on their immediate European travel plans, we can all be armchair travelers this month when New Jersey native and award-winning Paris-based travel writer Gary Lee Kraut explores France during a tour in New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Washington, D.C. from Feb. 16 to March 2, 2015.