November 26, 2013

Happy Thanksgivukkah!

A Once-in-a-Lifetime Convergence

What Happens When You Cross a Menorah with a Turkey?

Thanks to Meredith Mullins and OIC Moments for this article celebrating Hanukkah and Thanksgiving. We hope you have a happy holiday, whether with a menorah, a turkey, or a Menurkey.

Thanksgiving Meets Hanukkah

Once in a lifetime

The very words—once in a lifetime— stir the creative spirit.

An exceptional comet. The first moon landing. A rare transit of Venus across the face of the sun. A new millenium.

We are inspired to celebrate these rare moments and to capture them in some special way.

This year, this week, for the first time in recorded history since President Lincoln established Thanksgiving in 1863—and for the only time until around 77,000 years from now—Thanksgiving and Hanukkah fall on the same day. Crossing cultures in the best possible way.

Gobble tov. Happy Thanksgivukkah. Mazel turk.

The Mind of an Inventor

This rare merging of the Gregorian and Hebrew lunar calendars planted a seed in the inventive mind of 10-year-old Asher Weintraub.

Asher was excited when his mom told him of this rare convergence of dates—two memorable days of thanks on November 28.

“Cool,” he said. “They’re two of my favorite holidays. There should be something to celebrate it.”

November 19, 2013

Paris Museum Exhibitions: Explanations for your Enjoyment

History of Art courses have returned this season with a large course selection full of exciting topics. With a professional background in History of Art, Christina Vremes joins the WICE Instructor team to teach a series of Exhibition Seminars and Venetian Renaissance art courses.   WICE's free social event to launch these History of Art classes was held on November 3, 2013, at the Chateau Champs-sur-Marne, where Christina presented all of her upcoming courses and seminars.  Participants were treated to wine (provided by WICE's wine tasting department) during the presentation, before exploring the recently restored 18th century chateau and its gardens.   

art history class paris
Art History tour at the Chateau Champs-sur-Marne
-photo by Jenna Smith

November 6, 2013

Fabulous French Cooking with Françoise

"Cooking is always sharing. " - Françoise Meunier

Now that the holiday season has arrived, it's time to spend special evenings together with family and friends.   Everyone looks forward to sharing these memorable moments highlighted by delicious food.  But if you're the one preparing the special meals, there might be a bit of stress along with the anticipation of the holiday gatherings. 
Françoise Meunier
Françoise leading a Market Walk 

This holiday season take one of WICE’s Cooking Courses with Françoise Meunier and let her melt away your stress as she demystifies French cooking.   French cooking may be different from the kind of cooking that you're used to, but Françoise teaches us that different does not have to mean difficult.   The theme of each of her courses is French Family Cooking where you learn to prepare a main dish and dessert, using recipes that are easy to prepare, but taste and look fantastic.