AirBNB is hosting a toy drive from Dec. 17 to Dec. 19 in Paris to collect gifts for underprivileged children. Information below (time and address). Please bring out the holiday spirit and be generous. They are requesting toys to be new and in excellent state.
Happy Holidays! Joyeuses Fêtes !
Bonjour à tous,
En cette fin d’année, l’équipe Airbnb France souhaiterait aider les foyers plus défavorisés, en leur apportant un peu de magie.
Nous organisons une collecte de jouets dans nos locaux pour les reverser aux familles qui n’auront pas forcément de cadeaux à mettre au pied du sapin.
Nous invitons chaque membre de notre communauté qui voudrait nous aider à passer au “Salon de Noël Airbnb” (3 rue de Montyon, 5ème étage – Paris 9ème) du lundi 17 au mercredi 19 décembre, de 9h à 19h30 pour venir y déposer des jeux et jouets pour enfants* et boire un verre de l’amitié. Puzzles, jeux de construction, jeux de société, poupées, vêtements, livres… Si vos enfants ont grandi et n’ont pas eu le temps de les user, n’hésitez pas à nous les apporter !
Vous pourrez aussi laisser vos dons financiers à l’une des trois associations suivantes : les Restos du Coeur, Emmaüs – Fondation Abbé Pierre, ou Croix-Rouge française.
Si vous avez la moindre question, n’hésitez pas à contacter l’équipe Airbnb sur email@example.com.
Toute l’équipe Airbnb France vous souhaite un très joyeux Noël
et une excellente année 2013 !
Pour être sûr de pouvoir les distribuer, les associations demandent à ce que les jouets récoltés soient neufs ou en excellent état.
NB: this is not an ad for AirBNB but just a public service announcement to let you know about this toy drive during the holidays.
The Euro Jam Paris Basketball Festival will take place from August 11 to August 16, 2012 at the Stade Pierre de Coubertin in Paris 16ème.
US college teams featured will be Kansas, Virginia, Colorado and Penn State, each taking on AMW Team France.
Come on out for this great event!
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 !
Hi everyone, I’m back after an absence. I know you missed me!
There is a very interesting event coming up to learn more about entrepreneurship while networking with fellow professionals in a great setting in Paris. I’ve been to several Paris Power Networking events and know the directors Fabien and Géraldine. Fantastic people, fantastic organization.
Registration required. Sign-up information and detailed information are below, and available on their website.
“SUCCESS FORUM: ENTREPRENEURIAL ROUNDTABLE”
Peer Group Brainstorming Session to Promote and Support Entrepreneurial Endeavors
Location: 1st Avenue Restaurant & Bar, facing 119-121 Boulevard Pereire, 75017 Paris: MAP
REGISTRATION: €30 FOR GUESTS / €15 FOR MEMBERS (Select “Member Discount”)
Wine and hors d’oeuvres will be served.
WHY YOU SHOULD ATTEND:
In its effort to support entrepreneurial success, Power Networking is proud to introduce the popular “Success Forum Series” to the Paris community: an exclusive platform for CEOs, Start-Ups and Investors to meet and share valuable expertise in a highly creative environment.
Brainstorm with business owners, entrepreneurs, financiers, legal and I.T. specialists
Every participant will walk away with new ideas, contacts and business opportunities
Meet Fabien Bertault, Founder and CEO of Power Networking
Congratulations “Baby Plume” for being selected as the Empowered Business on March 13!
Great news out of France for travelers (including me tomorrow):
Several security service teams working at airports around France are striking to receive more benefits and a pay raise.
The Aéroports de Paris website states the following at 3pm today: “Paris-CDG: Industrial action by security companies, 3 pm update Paris-CDG Terminal 2 : 15 mn wait time at security checks, up to 60 mn at peak times. No flight cancellations. Paris-Orly : normal situation.”
Normally the strikes before were also in terminals 1 and 3 of CDG. The Lyon website says strikes should continue to cause delays today but should not result in cancellations. To be confirmed.
For the latest updates, call your airline and please check the respective airport websites and France 24 for latest information.
I’ll be writing a bit less during the holidays. Safe travels and Happy Holidays!
NB: full disclosure – I have no vested interest in any of the listed restaurants or bars, except I do write on occasion for My American Market and Bonjour Paris. Just spreading the word!
Just because you’re in France doesn’t mean you have to do without Thanksgiving. In fact, I know several of my French friends (in their 20′s) who will celebrate it because they love the holiday.
There are places all over the country to feast with family and/or friends, usually hosted by restaurants or organizations with expatriate roots.
The great website Bonjour Paris has a listing of some places to go. I’ve included Karen’s recommendations below and organized the listings according to city. Thanks to the American Clubs of France, too.
Of course if you have recommendations, please feel free to leave them in the comments section. Many of these require reservations, so call to see or RSVP email in advance. Others like The Great Canadian and WOS Bar do not require reservations, but it’s better to show up earlier.
For those in the Paris area interested in making recipes, you can check out:
-The Real McCoy (49, avenue Bosquet 75007 Paris) and McCoy Café (194, rue de Grenelle 75007 Paris)
-Thanksgiving Paris (20, rue Saint Paul 75004 Paris)
-You can also buy products online at MyAmericanMarket.
Happy Thanksgiving everyone!
American Church in Paris
Thurs. Nov. 24, 12:15pm
Sat. Nov. 26, 7:30pm
65 quai d’Orsay, 75007 Paris
France-Etats Unis Paris IDF
Thurs. Nov. 24 (more info on website above)
American Club of Paris
Thanksgiving Gala Dinner : American chef Diane Anthonissen
Fri. Nov. 25, 7pm (members only)
Bistrot Le Saint-Martin
Thurs. Nov. 24, Fri. Nov. 25, Sat. Nov. 26
25 Rue Louis Blanc 75010 PARIS
Thurs. Nov. 24 (call for time, reservation)
30 rue Pierre Lescot 75001 Paris
Le Ralph’s (Ralph Lauren’s Paris restaurant)
Thurs. Nov. 24, 6:30pm AND 9:30pm (filling up fast)
173 Boulevard St Germain 75006 Paris
Breakfast in America
Fully booked but you can sign up for waiting list
Kat’s American Diner
(usually has Thanksgiving, call them for information)
The Great Canadian
Thurs. Nov. 24, 7pm.
25 Quai Grands Augustins 75006 Paris, France
The WOS Bar
Thurs. Nov. 24 (call them for time, number on website above)
184 Rue Saint Jacques, 75005 Paris
First Avenue (Thanksgiving “after work”)
Thurs. Nov. 24, 7pm-midnight
119 Boulevard Pereire, 75017 Paris PARIS
Kay Bourgine quartet – Thanksgiving Dinner : Concert & Potluck
Thurs. Nov. 24, 9pm
Café Universel, 267 rue St. Jacques 75005 Paris
American Club of Lyon – Thanksgiving Dinner
Sat. Nov. 26, 6:30pm
L’Espace Brasserie, 26, Place Bellecour – 69002 Lyon
Marseille and Aix-en-Provence
France-Etats Unis Marseille
Fri. Nov. 25, 7:30pm
Yachting Club Pointe Rouge (info on website above)
Anglo-American Group of Provence
Sun. Nov. 27, 4pm
(contact for details)
France-Etats Unis Grenoble
Sun. Nov. 27, 1-5pm at L’ATRIUM
1 ter rue de Moulin, Le Fontanil
(info and RSVP info on their site under “Calendar”)
33 rue d’Alembert 38000 Grenoble
(not sure but they usually organize a dinner)
France-Etats Unis Tours
Sat. Dec. 3, 7:30pm
France-Etats Unis Nantes
Thurs. Nov. 24, 7:30pm
« Le Hublot » 3 Rue Albert Londres – 44000 Nantes
Americans in Toulouse
members only, but contact for information
Americans in Alsace
They hosted an event last year, contact them
American Club of Lille
They hosted an event last year, contact them
Association Bordeaux-USA – Traditional THANKSGIVING DINNER
Thurs. Nov. 24, 7pm
38 Allees d’Orleans, (Place des Quinconces) 33000 Bordeaux
The American Club Riviera
Thurs. Nov. 24, 7pm
7 Avenue Gustav V, 06000 Nice
Thurs. Nov. 24, 7:45pm
7, quai Chateaubriand – BP 90446 – 35104 – Rennes
France-Etats Unis Caen
Thurs. Nov. 24, 8pm
Restaurant Inter Administratif – 6, boulevard Aristide Briand – Caen
France-Etats Unis Biarritz
Sat. Nov. 26, 8pm
Hôtel du Palais
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…
My fellow blogger Lucy wrote this great post on her blog about a well-known pathway among Parisians but little known among tourists. It is similar New York’s High Line though predates it, and as I live nearby in the 12th arrondissement, I can tell you it’s great for walks, strolls and runs. There are also many shops and boutiques under the archways of the old viaduct. Where to find it? You can find more here, even more in the French version, a walking guide in French and a jogging map.
It is near Gare de Lyon and runs from Château de Vincennces to near the Bastille in east Paris. Some metro stations nearby for access: Montgallet, Daumesnil, Gare de Lyon (though Montgallet is probably the best).
Below one picture of the Jardin de Reuilly and one from the Promenade. There is a great YouTube video tour of the whole Promenade here (also embedded below).
Theparisian Expat group (Facebook profile) is organizing one of its Expat dinners in Paris on Wednesday Nov. 16 at 8:30pm. If you’re a member of Facebook, you can get more information on the event and RSVP here on this Facebook event page.
cheers and happy networking!
Tonight at 7:30pm at the Victoria Cross, I encourage you to come to this event which could interest many of you, organized by the Paris Power Networking group. I’ve been before, great opportunities for professional learning and networking, over wine and cheese in a classy Parisian bar.
Here is the info (talk subject, address, etc) below. Registration necessary online. Hope to see you there!
“e-Reputation, Online Marketing and the Laws of Attraction”
By Julie Vetter, Founder of HoiMoon Marketing
Featuring a Special Wine Tasting by Miss Vicky Wine! Discover a range of wonderful wines from Beaujolais and Provence.
REGISTRATION: €40 ONLINE MEMBERS: €20 ONLINE
Select “Business Reception”
WHY YOU SHOULD ATTEND:
In her much-anticipated presentation, Julie Vetter, also known as the Google Goddess and SEO Sage will provide you with new tools to build a successful online brand:
-understanding the shift from pursuing to attracting business
-inbound marketing best practices
3)how to measure impact and damage control
ABOUT OUR SPEAKER:
Julie Vetter, also known as the “Google Goddess”, has over fifteen years experience working with the online presence of over 50 clients in various industries such as travel & leisure, luxury hotels, transportation, Hi-tech, wine, real estate, medical, health and beauty. This has entailed a range of services including branding, SEO, Web site development, Social Media management, digital marketing strategy, training and online crisis management.
Although she calls Paris home, Julie hails from California where early in her career she opened a restaurant in the beautiful Mendocino County. The path from Gourmande to Google Goddess started in 1998 when she built the site and developed the online identity and branding for her restaurant. She fell in love with the Internet and went on to assist other businesses with their online identity management including the Golden Gate Bridge, a client since 2002. From Web 1.0 to 3.0 and beyond, Julie hasn’t skipped a beat in terms of keeping up on the trends and services businesses need to have an effective online presence. Wearing many hats, she is a Web Site Developer, Certified Google Adwords Specialist, Social Media Manager and Inbound Marketing Agency Representative. Clients range from Android App developers, Silicon Valley tech companies to a host and range of entrepreneurs. Julie recently co-founded Hoi Moon Marketing, a global team of digital professionals — designers, copywriters and strategists.
Julie Vetter: firstname.lastname@example.org
Paris Power Networking’s mission is to offer professionals an exclusive platform to:
-connect in person through networking events at luxurious venues around Paris
-access the international network of 400+ Power Networking members
-communicate with business leaders and entrepreneurs via Social Media
-promote their business to a fast growing community around the world
-meet inspirational guest speakers
-participate in exclusive initiatives (business, art, travel, etc..) that involve members from all Power Networking chapters