After a calorie-laden breakfast at IHOP, where I consumed more calories than I do in one day (or more), my husband and I took a ride to Allaire State Park in Farmingdale, New Jersey.
I love France. Paris in particular. I've been going to France since I was 16 years old. I even lived there for a year and attended La Sorbonne. I know the ins and the outs of the city even today - it's like I never left.
Bayonne, Elizabeth, Newark, New York BENNY. If you're from NJ you know the word BENNY. A BENNY is someone who lives in North Jersey or NY and invades the Jersey Shore on the weekends from Memorial Day to Labor Day.
Inspired recently by some poignant World War II Occupation movies like Un Secret and Au Revoir Les Enfants, I decided to share some photos of 2 memorials that can only make us remember and reflect the tragic circumstances surrounding the German Occupation in France.
In Paris, everywhere you go you see art.
In my case, all true. I feel like Paris is my hometown. I now live in the suburbs and I hate it with a passion. Inundated with soccer moms, over-priveledged children (no offense) and old people (I live at the Jersey Shore), the burbs are not my thing. I thought I could adapt, but alas 11 years later, I'm still in Hell.
Sevilla, Spain was one on my favorite destinations. The people are warm, the weather is warm and the nightlife is HOT!
I dream of living in a loft in Miami Beach. When I visit I feel a kinship to the city with a wonderful array of cultures with whom I identify. Its Cuban influence. Its Haitian influence. Both walk hand in hand to make Miami, an ethnically rich mecca, who constantly pulls us in her direction.
One day while wandering through the streets of Paris, I decided to go to the free exhibit at L'Hôtel de Ville. I walked in and was delighted to see that it was a Dalida showcase complete with photos, posters, costumes and much more.
The pools are amazing and only open to adults 18 years old or older - for us that's a BIG part of the appeal. The rooms are beautiful. We stayed in a Vista Room which has panoramic water views, well worth the price (weekdays are reasonable but weekends are beaucoup bucks).