October 22, 2006
"NOT even the locals seem to know about a two-hour guided walking tour of San Diego's Gaslamp Quarter offered by the Historical Foundation. My friend and I signed up online. We enjoyed following our personable young guide as he found shade and resting spots while pointing out historic architecture, Wyatt Earp's old haunts and a couple of former brothels." Gaslamp guided tours $10. Gaslamp Quarter Historical Foundation, William Heath Davis Historic House Museum, 410 Island Ave.
December 7, 1986 |
The death of a student protester after a beating by French riot police shook the government of Premier Jacques Chirac on Saturday and pushed France into a mood of anxious and bitter tension. President Francois Mitterrand cut short his stay in London for the summit conference of the European Communities, which ended later Saturday, and flew back to France. Mitterrand, a Socialist, called Chirac, a conservative, to the presidential offices in the Elysee Palace for urgent consultations.
February 3, 2002
Something about mimes really ticks people off. Maybe it's that precious handing-out-flowers-in-the-Latin-Quarter thing. Or perhaps it's the vague air of menace associated with whiteface. Either way, if the anti-mime jokes, Web sites, "Why We Hate Mimes" lists and mimes-versus-clowns feuds are any indication, the art of pantomime doesn't look like much of a growth industry. But Derek Martin isn't just another arty gesturist.
September 7, 2010
If you go THE BEST WAY TO COPENHAGEN From LAX, connecting service (change of planes) is available on American and United. Restricted round-trip fares begin at $615. The Metro from the airport to the city center runs 24 hours, as often as every 4 minutes; $6 TELEPHONES To call the numbers below from the U.S., dial 011 (international dialing code), 45 (the country code) and the local number. WHERE TO STAY First Hotel Skt. Petri, 22 Krystalgade, Copenhagen; 3345-9100, http://www.
June 9, 1991 |
Do you feel that you were born to shop? Does nothing compare to the rush of Adrenalin that you experience when finding an Evan Picone suit or a Brooks Brothers shirt for 50% off? Imagine the surge that would come in Paris when you scoop up an $800 designer coat for $120. If you haunt Loehmann's and Marshall's, then Paris is for you. It's not too expensive. Just don't go where the tourists go.
December 17, 2006 |
WHEN the holidays roll around, I'm like a pig in truffles. Finally, I have an excuse to shop in Paris. The rest of the year -- with the possible exception of the winter and summer sales -- I just froth at the mouth at store windows. That's because the exchange rate is a disadvantage to Americans. Then, too, prices are stratospheric even for the French, who value top-quality materials and workmanship. They buy judiciously and make their costly purchases last.
December 30, 2004 |
New Year's Eve is made for dancing. But what if dancing was your job? For Erna Segal of the 1950s and '60s novelty act Chiquita & Johnson, it was no party. As portrayed in her autobiography "Memoirs in Toe Shoes" (FictionSpin, $28), posthumously published last month, being an end-of-the-year showbiz staple had its downside. Sure, she and her partner, John von Kralik, opened on New Year's for the likes of Red Skelton at Harrah's Club in Lake Tahoe and Mae West at the Latin Quarter in New York.
July 29, 1990 |
There are more than 11,000 beds available in Paris at economical rates for young visitors. A free service, Accueil des Jeunes en France (AJF), helps locate them. The beds are in youth hostels, student dormitories and small hotels that have shared-room facilities (similar to youth hostels, but fewer rules). Beds in shared rooms are about $15 to $19 U.S. per night. Singles from $28 per night. In France, the nightly rate sometimes includes breakfast.