In the summer of 2011, I spent a few weeks in Paris, teaching English and taking cooking and baking classes and as I was planning my time there, I started to hear some buzz about a new wine bar, conveniently located just around the corner from my “home away from home” in the 2nd arrondissement […]
I found myself nodding in recognition as I read David Lebovitz’s latest book, L’appart: The delights and disasters of making my Paris home. I may not have bought an apartment in Paris and renovated it, but lived in Paris in tiny garret apartments for nearly five years, much like David’s first home AND I’ve bought […]
Ah… Paris. Sadly I haven’t managed a trip there in over a year but I’m doing my best to live vicariously though alternative guide books. “Alternative” guide books? Yep. As someone who knows the city very well, it’s rare that I’ll prepare for a visit by reading a traditional guide book but I am always […]
Welcome to Summer Reads 2017 where I’ll be reviewing a series of “not just cookbooks”. Today I’m excited to present a very unique guide to one of my favourite cities – Paris! Sadly, my travels in France will not take me to Paris this summer so this was a bit of an armchair visit for […]
I’m not sure exactly how I came across Lindsey Tramuta on social media but I remember following her on Twitter way back in early 2011 and thinking how she was living a life similar to one I’d probably have lived had I moved to Paris 15 years later than I did. She and I had […]
Image source If you spent any amount of time living in Paris in the early 1990s, you’ll be familiar with FUSAC (France – USA – Contacts). Originally a magazine containing classified ads and advertisements serving the English-speaking communities (Americans, British, Canadians, Irish, Australians, New Zealanders, and other nationalities who speak English) of Paris and the […]
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