• On France

    Paris at Night — in a Technicolor Dream

    Paris in a Technicolor Dream - Paris at Night, Karen Hugg, https://karenhugg.com/2018/09/19/paris-at-night #Paris #France #photos #SaadSharif

    The photographer Saad Sharif has an amazing ability to capture Paris at night or dusk, setting him apart from other photographers (me included) who’ve photographed Paris. But his work isn’t only special for capturing a dark city but how he brings out the bright hues. There are pinks, blues, and oranges contrasting with the black skies and trees and signs. The streets, the people, the walkways, the buildings all have an almost out-of-time glow. I love meditating on these photos. Check them out. If you’d like more of my discoveries about France and art, subscribe to my newsletter. Thanks!

  • Death in Provence, Serena Kent, Book Review: Death in Provence, Karen Hugg, https://karenhugg.com/2018/09/12/death-in-provence/, #books #novels #bookreview #DeathinProvence #DeborahLawrenson #SerenaKent
    Books

    Death in Provence, a Fun Mystery Romp in France

    The book Death in Provence by Serena Kent (a.k.a. Deborah Lawrenson) offers a fun mystery romp set in France. It centers on Penelope Kite, a British divorcee, who buys an old country house with dreams of renovations and…

  • The Alchemist and Aleksy, Karen Hugg, www.karenhugg.com/category/books #TheAlchemist #PaulCoehlo #cats
    Books

    The Alchemist and Aleksy

    My daughter is reading The Alchemist, a classic by Brazilian writer Paul Coehlo, which tells the tale of an Andalusian shepherd boy named Santiago. It’s a mystic story about his adventures that will help you follow your…

  • The Hidden Life of Trees, https://karenhugg.com/2018/09/08/trees/, Happy #Caturday! We're Reading About Trees, Karen Hugg, #Caturday #trees #peterwohlleben #books #gardening #environment
    Books

    Happy #Caturday! We’re Reading About Trees.

    My cat Maddie snuggled up to a book I left behind this morning. She’s apparently interested in reading Peter Wohlleben’s The Hidden Life of Trees. It’s a wonderful little book that posits stands of trees are like…

  • Cormorant, Chuck Wendig, Chuck Wendig: Cool Writer to Be Like, Karen Hugg, https://karenhugg.com/2018/09/07/Chuck Wendig/ ‎#sciencefiction #books #novels #ChuckWendig
    Writing

    Chuck Wendig: Cool Writer to Be Like

    This last week I’ve been hammering out how I can bring my literary offerings to the forefront of my website. So I’ve been studying other author sites. Some I like, some I don’t. I won’t mention which…

  • wine shop painting, Why I Love My Two Paintings of Paris, Karen Hugg, https://karenhugg.com/2018/09/06/paintings-of-paris/ #Paris #paintings #bookshop #France
    On France

    Why I Love My Two Paintings of Paris

    One Sunday afternoon, I was browsing a nearby second-hand shop when I came across two enchanting paintings of Paris. One was of a bookstore, the other, a wine shop. They were snippets of that city’s life. The…