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Champagne Weekend in Reims, FranceBy Mark Thompson | Oct 4The next time you’re thinking of a week in Paris, think about spending a weekend in nearby Reims, the center of the Champagne region and home to one of the three most beautiful Gothic cathedrals in the world (the other two being Chartres and Amiens)...
Benoit Paris Celebrates 100 YearsBy Mark Thompson | Oct 1Located just off rue de Rivoli on a pedestrian stretch of rue St. Martin in le Marais, Benoit Matray’s restaurant still exudes the same seductive charms that made his Lyons-style restaurant such a neighborhood favorite during his lifetime.
Soaring Through Heaven on Air France’s A380By Mark Thompson | Sep 28Air France’s A380, the world’s largest civil aircraft, made its inaugural flight between Paris and New York in November of 2009. In the ensuing two years, this double-decker, four-engine super jumbo aircraft has become favored by aeronautic a...
Historic Sonoma Winery to Resume Wine-MakingBy ERIC RISBERG | Oct 17Buena Vista, now a state historical landmark, was founded in 1857 by Hungarian-born Count Agoston Haraszthy, who procured the 800 acres for his winery outside Sonoma with dreams of producing premium wine.
A Nancy Macaroon Weekend: The PhotosBy Mark Thompson | Oct 16A youthful city with numerous schools of higher learning, Nancy is home to more than 45,000 students; 90 minutes from Paris by high-speed train), the northeastern French city in the Lorraine makes for a perfect weekend getaway.
A Nancy Macaroon WeekendBy Mark Thompson | Oct 16Nancy is the city that rivaled Paris as a center of art and architecture at the end of the 19th century. First built in the 11th century, Nancy was the one-time capital of the Duchy of Lorraine, which helped it attract many artists.
’I Do?’ Opposition Dogs French Gay Marriage PlansBy Thomas Adamson | Nov 5France’s Socialist government prepares to unveil its draft "marriage for everyone" law Wednesday, polls show wavering support for the idea and for the president amid increasingly vocal opposition in this traditionally Catholic country.
Questions and Answers About Gay Marriage, Adoption in FranceNov 6France’s government is introducing a bill this week that would let homosexual couples marry and adopt children. Such a law would make France the 12th country to legalize gay marriage, and the biggest country - both in population and economy - to do ...
Dinah Vegas :: April 26-29, 2013Thousands flocked to Sin City for Dinah Vegas, the annual bacchanalia of lesbian fun in the sun. Events included a hot opening night party on the roof of the Rio Hotel, a Friday pool party and white party at Tropicana, and a wrap-up dance at Diablos.
Imperial Court Of Rhode Island’s Coronation XXI :: April 27, 2013With friends gathering from across the USA and Canada, there was a regal gathering in Providence for the Twenty-First Coronation of an Empress and Emperor in Rhode Island. Congratulations to Emperor XXI Scott McMahon and Empress Xxi Gia Deveroux.
24th Annual GLAAD Media Awards Red Carpet @ The JW Marriott LA :: April 20, 2013Many celebrities came out in support for equality at the GLAAD Media Awards which recognizes and honors the media for their fair, accurate and inclusive representation of the LGBT community.