Displaying posts published in

July 2011

Lake Merritt Oakland & Montclair Neighborhood

Tweet Lake Merritt lies just east of downtown Oakland, and is a popular spot for jogging and walking and boating.  The lake is surrounded by park lands and city neighborhoods. In the heavily forested north Oakland hills, is the Montclair Village neighborhood.  The Village center is surrounded by hilly, winding streets that are filled with [...]

Telegraph Hill San Francisco, Coit Tower & Homes

Tweet Telegraph Hill is one of San Francisco’s oldest neighborhoods. There are beautiful homes and condominiums here, many with stunning views of the City. At the top of Telegraph Hill is one of San Francisco’s great landmarks – Coit Tower. The Matchmakers is a real estate company specializing in beautiful homes in the greater San [...]

Ferry Building Farmers Market San Francisco Embarcadero

Tweet The Ferry Building, at the foot of Market Street, on the Embarcadero in San Francisco, opened originally in 1898 on the site of an older 1875 wooden Ferry House. From the Gold Rush until the 1930′s, ferryboat was the only way travelers and commuters from the East Bay or Marin could reach San Francisco, [...]

The Luberon, Lovely Old Stone Maison in Vaucluse

Tweet A lovely old stone house, on the edge of the village, in the Luberon. The Luberon is the area of the Vaucluse region of Provence in southern France made famous by Peter Mayle in his book, “A Year in Provence”. With a private enclosed garden and swimming pool, four bedrooms and three baths, the [...]

Vaucluse Provence Maison; Lovely Provencal Home

Tweet In the beautiful Vaucluse region of Provence, east of Avignon, is this lovely stone village maison. The house was renovated in 2004, but still retains its original charm.  In a quiet Provencal setting, the home is close to all amenities. There are approximately 1300 square feet in the home, with three bedrooms, two baths, [...]

S’installer à San Francisco

Tweet S’installer à San Francisco dans vos plans à court terme? San Francisco attire sa diversité de tous les coins du monde - Hong Kong, Japon, Chine, Europe, Russie, Vietnam, Indonésie, Asie, Mexique, Amérique du Sud, Brésil, Chili, Afrique, Moyen-Orient et plus encore. La ville attire également une foule diversifiée de toutes les parties des Etats-Unis. La diversité est l’une des grandes choses au sujet de la baie de San Francisco. Les gens parlent de San Francisco, mais en [...]

Food in France: Les Arques, Lot Valley Gem

Tweet Food in France – endless fascination! Elizabeth and I have traveled several times through southwest France – particularly the lovely Dordogne Valley -  to such storied places as Sarlat, Beynac, Castelnaud and Domme.  When you get out of the big cities, into the real heart of France, you find wonderful treasures at every turn. Our nugget [...]

Fillmore Street Jazz Festival San Francisco

Tweet The Fillmore Jazz Festival, held along several blocks of Fillmore Street in San Francisco each year, draws tens of thousands of music, food and culture lovers. The Festival is the largest free jazz festival on the west coast. During World War II, dozens of Fillmore Street jazz clubs hosted major musical talents, including Ella [...]