In addition to our article on Must Try Parisian Restaurants and our Sunday Brunch à Paris special, here are four more hip, 30-something fun and yummy suggestions for a dinner out in Paris! Forget the tourist traps. Come dine where the Parisians eat out.
On the corner of rue Beaurepaire in Paris' 10ème arrondissement at the edge of the Canal Saint Martin, sits
Paris is expensive.
But if you're here and you're seeking something fun on the cheap, let me introduce you to patin à glace... also known as ice skating!
For the 2012 holiday season, I decided to do a video on the window displays and decoration for which Paris is so well know. Rather than the city lights like last year, I've opted for the famous Printemps fenêtres and the lovely festivities of local shop keepers to try to give you a sense of the holiday ambiance around the city.
Just wanted to reach out and ask for any donations for the Movember campaign. Movember comes from the words “Mustache” (or “Moustache”) and “November”, when men grow out mustaches in support of those fighting prostate and testicular cancer. The slogan is “Changing the face of men’s health”, and indeed we have been changing our faces this month. Check out my mustache below.
My company has a team that is raising money together, and the deadline for funds is tonight at 11pm CST (Chicago time).
Any amounts welcome. Thanks so much.
Hello, Bonjour everyone:
Apologies for the lack of activity on this blog in some time. I’m currently setting the stage to revamp its offerings and content to improve its purpose of informing and advising expats and potential expats.
I wanted to take a moment to thank you for your readership and likes and follows, you make this site what is. My goal is to foster a community of readers, and with your help I will build that.
After spending the past 5 years in France between Lyon, Grenoble and Paris, from teaching English to going to graduate school and working in communications and advertising, I’ve recently moved back to the US to accept a great career opportunity in Chicago.
I’ve greatly appreciated my time of discovery, learning and friendship over the past 5 years, and I’m a better person for having lived in France and made great friendships there with French nationals as well as expats. France will always remain a special place for me, and I know I’ll be back there someday in one way or another.
I will continue to post to my blog and improve its content to share news related to France and expat issues. Now I’m reconnecting to my American roots but keeping my French cultural and linguistic reflexes, and connecting to the French expat community here in Chicago. Quite a role reversal but I’m ready for the adventure.
Thanks again for your readership, and if you have any comments or suggestions for what content you would like to see, feel free to post a note.
Best wishes for Thanksgiving. Posting soon…
Happy Bastille Day everyone! Joyeux 14 juillet tout le monde !
How did you celebrate today? Feel free to post in the comments section your favorite places to celebrate, no matter which country or city.
I myself am in Washington DC today and among several spots to revel in the celebration, Bistrot du Coin is a local favorite.
In the spirit of transatlantic relations, this NY Times piece is interesting.
Vive la France !
A good time for shoppers in France, as the biannual national “soldes” started June 27. You can find the dates for all départements (administrative regions) of France here.
I wrote an article about the winter soldes here.
The French American Football Federation has its annual championship tomorrow June 23, 3pm kick-off, at the Stade Charlety in Paris. More information here.
More content to come over the next months. Thanks for your readership.
France’s strong tradition of research and innovation, as well as growing FDI and domestic investment in pharma, nanotechnology, cleantech, biotech, and other innovative sectors seem to be gaining worldwide recognition.
In the latest rankings of Innovation Cities released by the company 2thinknow, the United States has 23 cities in the Top 100, Germany has 16 and France has 9, making it third among countries in the poll. One of my favorite cities, Lyon, even makes it in the Global Top 10. Congrats to Lyon! The following French cities are in the Top 100:
After the Top 100 but within the overall ranking of 331 benchmark cities, France has several other cities featured within Europe: Nice, Lille, Cannes, Rennes. Although I’m personally surprised that Grenoble, a city known for its research and nanotechnology, is nowhere to be found…