Category Archives: simply cool

notebook factory paris

For notebook fetishists

Colorful little notebooks await me. There’s a stack of them at home, shining with the possibility encased in their covers — future lists, notes of important conversations and empty lines just waiting to be filled. If you can’t leave a

notebook factory paris

For notebook fetishists

Colorful little notebooks await me. There’s a stack of them at home, shining with the possibility encased in their covers — future lists, notes of important conversations and empty lines just waiting to be filled. If you can’t leave a

Pharmacy Paris

Paris Pharmacy

If you’re standing on a street corner in Paris, a neon green cross often glows outside a pharmacy nearby. Like Starbucks in many American cities, they’re everywhere, though not all part of the same chain. These dispensers of ibuprofen, prescription drugs,

Pharmacy Paris

Paris Pharmacy

If you’re standing on a street corner in Paris, a neon green cross often glows outside a pharmacy nearby. Like Starbucks in many American cities, they’re everywhere, though not all part of the same chain. These dispensers of ibuprofen, prescription drugs,

Elephants, no. Indian food and spices, yes.

A steady diet of baguettes, cheeses stinky and not, and the ubiquitous roquette (arugula) sometimes needs a shake-up. That’s when aromatic Indian foods call to me. Luckily, a short walk past this reworking of a public announcement leads to an

Elephants, no. Indian food and spices, yes.

A steady diet of baguettes, cheeses stinky and not, and the ubiquitous roquette (arugula) sometimes needs a shake-up. That’s when aromatic Indian foods call to me. Luckily, a short walk past this reworking of a public announcement leads to an

Pantin - Paris street art

Get outta Paris, but just a bit

Oh the plans I’ve made to explore France outside of Paris. Cycle the Loire, visit Normandy, finally go to Giverny. But once I’m in the city, I never leave. Parents of a friend, who live in Provence and travel all

Pantin - Paris street art

Get outta Paris, but just a bit

Oh the plans I’ve made to explore France outside of Paris. Cycle the Loire, visit Normandy, finally go to Giverny. But once I’m in the city, I never leave. Parents of a friend, who live in Provence and travel all

Farhad Moshiri, Gallerie Perrotin

Paris resources — blogs, books, and French classes

French language classes I’ve studied French at two schools in Paris and worked with a bunch of individual tutors in Paris, and most of them..Not Good. Then I found Langue Onze, which was by far the best experience. Located in

Farhad Moshiri, Gallerie Perrotin

Paris resources — blogs, books, and French classes

French language classes I’ve studied French at two schools in Paris and worked with a bunch of individual tutors in Paris, and most of them..Not Good. Then I found Langue Onze, which was by far the best experience. Located in

A thorough boot cleaning

Behind busy Place de la République, an unremarkable plaque sits on a huge square building that now houses the French Republican Guard. It commemorates the location of an early 1800s entertainment hall that gave viewers the illusion of watching moving

A thorough boot cleaning

Behind busy Place de la République, an unremarkable plaque sits on a huge square building that now houses the French Republican Guard. It commemorates the location of an early 1800s entertainment hall that gave viewers the illusion of watching moving

Keep your tops on poster in paris

Not topless in a secret garden

My kind of nature-urban balance is perfected in a little park hidden within a bunch of streets in the 11th. Inside Le Jardin de la Folie-Titon, lily pads and huge pink flowers float on a pond, a big grassy area

Keep your tops on poster in paris

Not topless in a secret garden

My kind of nature-urban balance is perfected in a little park hidden within a bunch of streets in the 11th. Inside Le Jardin de la Folie-Titon, lily pads and huge pink flowers float on a pond, a big grassy area

La Récyclerie in Paris, 18th. Cafe on the rails.

Portlandia in Paris

A new event space-cafe recently opened in an old train station at the far end of the 18th. Inside La Récyclerie, you can use a free tool room to repair appliances and bicycles, listen to live music, buy wine by

La Récyclerie in Paris, 18th. Cafe on the rails.

Portlandia in Paris

A new event space-cafe recently opened in an old train station at the far end of the 18th. Inside La Récyclerie, you can use a free tool room to repair appliances and bicycles, listen to live music, buy wine by

Square de Montsouris Paris

Mice mountain

After seeing a mouse three different times in my apartment (I choose to think of it as just one mouse rather than a growing family), the name Parc Montsouris evoked too many unpleasant images. But a nearby bakery beckoned, and

Square de Montsouris Paris

Mice mountain

After seeing a mouse three different times in my apartment (I choose to think of it as just one mouse rather than a growing family), the name Parc Montsouris evoked too many unpleasant images. But a nearby bakery beckoned, and

Yellow splash rainy Paris street

Rainy day color

Yellow zig zags popped out on a rainy, quiet street.   Location: rue Edouard VII, in the 9th  

Yellow splash rainy Paris street

Rainy day color

Yellow zig zags popped out on a rainy, quiet street.   Location: rue Edouard VII, in the 9th