In preparation for our family’s big trip back to French Polynesia, we asked our relatives what their favorite islands were. Out of the 118 ones to choose from, Fakarava (population: 800) came up over and over again. After visiting, I can certainly see why. It is actually the second largest atoll in French Polynesia, which, I learned, refers to ring-shaped land forming around a lagoon. The waters there were the bluest I’ve ever seen, and I was happy to have made a new “Ramiti Family” at the pension we stayed at. The motto was fittingly, “where the sky meets the sea.”
For Tyler’s birthday, I signed us up for a wine tasting class in Paris at Ô Chateau, which came highly recommended by our visiting friends Linda, Josh, and Sam. I selected Ô Chateau’s wine and cheese pairing lunch out of their class offerings.
Exposure to the fashion industry is one of the things I love about living in Paris. The first day I landed here, I went straight to Louis Vuitton’s expo, “Volez, Voguez, Voyagez”. Since then, I’ve seized any opportunity to attend other expositions or events in the city. Here are three in particular open to the public going on right now.