Mon Quartier

Mon Quartier 2017-10-06T13:51:39+00:00

la rentrée

August 22nd, 2018|

Paris has been on vacation and offers no apologies for it.  Starting in July, but more commonly in August, the city's permanent residents empty out.  Shops and restaurants close for consecutive weeks at a time. [...]

champions du monde

July 22nd, 2018|Tags: |

Paris...France for that matter, is in heaven.  Riding a high that may last four years, but perhaps another twenty; which may be the cadence for Les Blues World Championship wins.  Walking the streets, the generally [...]

les cafés

January 21st, 2018|Tags: |

I have been doing a healthy amount of café hopping since my arrival.  In part, it's my attempt to get to know my neighborhood, try out some basic French skills and also, to be social. [...]

l’ appart

January 14th, 2018|Tags: , |

It’s been a week of moving, settling in and adjusting to Parisian culture. My apartment is just as I remembered it, a little worn on the surface, but solid architectural bones.  It’s a tiny place, [...]

Apartment hunting

November 7th, 2017|

I had dreams of spending days touring apartments throughout the city and finding the perfect pied-à-terre.  Unfortunately, reality is quite different.  The Paris rental market does not work as the real estate television shows seem [...]