You might prefer to just step off the ship and walk down the main shopping street of the Nevsky Prospect and window shop, as many have done before you at the turn of the century, as the Gilded or Imperial Age was falling apart around them.
Last night, we decided to escape the heat of the city by leaving Paris for the evening, and it worked -- the temperature was actually a bit lower in the countryside, a relief after a hard day's heat wave.
Do you deny yourself even small treats to try and balance your unsustainable budget, which is often supplemented from a credit card or by siphoning off home equity? Did you know that all of these are signs of being chronically indebted?
The Fontevraud monastery is smack in the center of France, in the Loire region, some 195 miles south of Paris, a royal destination if there ever was one.
Another longer-term trend in investments interests me. The jewels of the one percent through history. I look at history not of investment bubbles, but of the flow of wealth through the jewelry.
You may not have the 24/7 schedules or the non-stop press scrutiny that the royals do, but every couple gets to the point when the stress and tension of everyday life turn those funny quips turn into sharp barbs that hook under the skin. Don't worry, it happens to everyone -- yes, even to Kate Middleton and Prince William.
But dear Kate, Wills and especially you, you little, cute after more than 20 hours of flight, royal baby, you all ventured onto my territory. So, sorry but you kind of asked for it. Because you have literally, single handedly ruined travel for all the families to come.
Three years later, the fervent interest continues with the couple who will one day be King and Queen.
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This is an indictment of musical royalty -- people at the top who didn't earn their position and don't deserve it -- by a rebellious group of newcomers who are unburdened by false idols and who feel that their values are better and more pure.
Her realist, jaded approach to life, as opposed to the happy, glamorized parties in other pop videos, is now put to the test. Does she live up to the hype?
I will always fondly remember visiting my aunt and uncle at their cave, feeling like a wild child, almost a Flintstone.