Postcards From Paris…Hotel Avalon

”Paris is always a good idea”

-Audrey Hepburn

Hello, sweet friend…

Postcards from abroad.

Monet’s Gardens

We have left the fabulous soulful gardens of Monet…(sigh)

returning back to the shuttle…

the train station which was very busy…filled with people…and held a wonderful excitement…one which comes when you are traveling…

we got back to Saint Lazare then took a taxi back to our hotel where we rested and packed our luggage for tomorrow’s schedule.

And now…at this point we are having to wind up this wonderful trip…particularly our time in Paris. (waaaaa….pass me a tissue…please)

We enjoyed an afternoon stroll…

sight seeing local landmarks in this arrondesment…

I also wanted to share with Joe a beautiful garden shop I had discovered…

for lunch we enjoyed Chinese food.

Everything on the menu looked so good…we ended up ordering way too much! (of course)

The next day we took a taxi to the Avalon Hotel which was in walking distance to the Gard du Nord…where we would be departing early for the Chunnel back to London.(pass me another tissue…please)

A small glitch would occur upon arriving at the Avalon…Joe had realized that he lost his credit card.

At this point…we felt like veteran travelers…and in the midst of anything and everything knew that all would be well…and we could handle whatever came our way. That being said…Joe cancelled his card…and we resumed our fabulous trip. easy peasy

The Avalon was an unpretentious Hotel…and there was something about it that we both appreciated.

In some ways this last night in Paris was the perfect place to depart from…beautiful yet…imperfect…(sort of like real life)

until next time…


A perfect day for baking👩‍🍳

This past week I was in the mood for something sweet and didn’t want to run to the store for flour to bake cookies. After checking my cupboards I realized I had everything to bake up my favorite flourless  cookie recipe. I think you will really enjoy this recipe (especially if you love peanut butter & chocolate chips)

Yummy flourless cookies🍪

If you haven’t tried flourless cookies…these are the perfect ones to try. While they aren’t necessarily healthy…they aren’t an all-out splurge either. And…I actually feel better about eating these cookies than regular peanut butter/chocolate chip cookies.


1 cup creamy peanut butter

1/2 cup granulated sugar

1/3 cup packed light brown sugar

1 large egg

1/2 tsp baking soda

1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line 2 baking sheets with a silicone baking mat or parchment paper.

2. In a mixing bowl, using a large spoon, mix together peanut butter, granulated sugar, light brown sugar, egg and baking soda until well blended.

3. Stir in chocolate chips.

4. Drop dough by the rounded tablespoonfuls (about 1 1/2 Tbsp each) into prepared baking sheets, spacing cookies 2-inches apart.

5. Flatten each slightly. Bake one sheet at a time in preheated oven 10-12 minutes.

6. Cool on baking sheet 5 minutes then transfer to wire rack to cool completely.

7. Store cookies in a single layer in an airtight container, they are somewhat delicate so don’t toss them into a bag or they will break apart.

8. Enjoy!

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2 Responses to Postcards From Paris…Hotel Avalon

  1. Joe says:

    What a wonderful experience your post evokes and the bittersweet experience of travel and Paris.
    Thank you!

  2. Jenny Bonynge says:

    Ahhh yes, traveling holds many surprises. Thanks for sharing your photos, beautiful! Since I have been snowed in for the past week, I too have had that sweet tooth longing. Good thing I always have these “Anna’s” ginger cookies stashed away. They are inexpensive and not too caloric. ;0)

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