The Mona Lisa’s Twin Painting Discovered
February 02, 2012 Conservators at Madrid’s Museo del Prado recently discovered that a replica of the Mona Lisa might have been painted by one of
What a wonderful bit of history. The most famous painting in the world, The Mona Lisa.. has a partner. It seems that 2 Mona Lisa’s were painted side by side one by Leonardo da Vinci, and one of his students. They will be reunited in the Louvre soon…. how wonderful. Catch the story on NPR on the link below.

http://www.npr.org/2012/02/02/146288063/painting-sheds-new-light-on-the-mona-lisa

Not sure how many of us truly make each day count. Whether we are home or traveling. Stop…. take a look around you and observe what is there. Stop and listen to others… everyone has a story. You know yours, listen, really listen! That way you will make everyday count.

well it’s not Paris… but, here in SoCa we were invited to a lovely wine tasting at Bighorn CC. They were pouring over 100 different wines. A couple from France, but, bien-sur, mostly California. The setting is lovely. Perched on a hill over looking the valley, we held our glasses of small tastes of wines, while enjoying the twinkling of the city lights down below. What a fabulous way to spend a few hours…. with friends, drinking wine and the view….. spectacular!

Another year older, another year wiser… I like to think. So many wonderful things have happened over the past year. Reflecting back on what I have learned and what I have to learn, is part of the journey. I enjoy my birthday for those reasons only. Let’s face it… we all want to be better, learn more and experience more, but look it…. staying healthy and happy are keys, (along with Botox) 🙂
Challenging myself with new ideas and experiences, get out of my comfort zone and keep my eyes and ears open. Happy birthday to you too!

I call this time of year… in between. In between, the holidays, In between the weather, In between, the hours of the day… the days are getting longer, but, in between feeling that. Do we make plans for the spring or summer Now? In between. JUMP or Sit, in between that feeling.

Looking out the window this morning I see the frost on the roof tops and I am reminded that we are still in winter. My dog, Kensie, needs to go out…. so I open the door to the back garden, she goes to her water bowl, and it’s frozen over. Oh yes, it’s still winter. Cold, clear and frosty…. fires, mittens and sunglasses…. it’s all good!

As a long time 49er football fan, it’s nice to see them rising to the top tonight.
I took a break from Paris and watched with some good friends a playoff game.
49ers 32…. N. O. Saints 29. Perhaps the best football game I have seen in awhile.
Next… the NFC championship game!

Last night I was invited to a soiree at Le Consul General De France residence in San Francisco to celebrate la fete des rois. A French tradition, where on the 1st Sunday of January, the christian celebration of the Epiphany. A galette is served and hidden in the cake is a small trinket or “feve” (bean). The one whom finds this in there piece of cake is crowned king or queen for the day. My thought is this…..
first the cake is served at dinner, so the crowning is too short.. a couple hours? I think that if one finds this “feve” in their cake… they should be king/queen the whole month! What’d ya think? 🙂