28 Oct 2013

Paris, 2013


If you like impressionism don’t miss the Musée d'Orsay. It houses the largest collection of impressionist and post-impressionist masterpieces in the world.


The Louvre is quite spectacular too.

The Pont des Arts, a pedestrian bridge crossing the left bank to the Louvre museum now is home to thousands of love padlocks. Lovers toss the keys into the Seine River locking in their love forever.

13 Oct 2013

Enghien-les-Bains, France



We are just outside Paris at the World Series of Poker Europe.



It’s really quite peaceful here.



Today at WSOPE Allyn and I were honored to instruct the dealers with the famous “Shuffle up and deal”. She said it in French. I smiled.

Obviously it is diet time for me again.

10 Oct 2013

London 2013


During the days we just kept walking this great city.

We spent this afternoon at London’s National Gallery, the fifth most visited art museum in the world, yet just third in London.


Last night, we saw Tony Award winning musical, The Book of Mormon. I highly recommend.




Speaking of recommend, here are some great restaurants:

J. Sheekey near Leicester Square for great oysters and seafood.

Bentleys for same off Regent Street, one of the most beautiful shopping streets in the world.



Near Covent Garden, Cucina Asellina for trendy homemade pasta and Bills for casual Mediterranean.


09 Oct 2013

London Apple Store

I spent some time in the world’s biggest Apple store yesterday.

I dropped my iPad Mini in the middle of the night, and then stepped on it hunting around for it in the pitch black.

I wonder if it was Allyn's fault?

06 Oct 2013

Covent Garden, London, England


Summer beaches and cruises are done. We will play in three major poker events in London and Paris before heading back to the states in a few weeks.

Today was spent walking around and enjoying Covent Garden, a great tourist and artsy area on the edge of London’s famous West End. The world’s largest Apple store is located here.


It is wall-to-wall people, shops and fun restaurants. Human statues and street entertainers are on every block.

Dinner was with Melbourne’s Jamie and Jackie Glazier. She is one of the great women poker players, and a super nice lady.