Librairie Maritime

floating bookstore

Tales of windy, tempestuous shipwrecks and feats of maritime endurance line the shelves of a floating bookstore in Paris. On the Bassin de la Villette, this large ship subtly advertises it’s wares with a simple sign: “librairie maritime.” And for

Librairie Maritime

floating bookstore

Tales of windy, tempestuous shipwrecks and feats of maritime endurance line the shelves of a floating bookstore in Paris. On the Bassin de la Villette, this large ship subtly advertises it’s wares with a simple sign: “librairie maritime.” And for

Groove

Seen on a side street off Rue Chabrol. Check out the fangs on the window sill.

Groove

Seen on a side street off Rue Chabrol. Check out the fangs on the window sill.

fear and mourning

Thinking of Parisians and everyone gathering around the world to mourn the individuals killed at Charlie Hebdo, and the loss of a sense of safety.

fear and mourning

Thinking of Parisians and everyone gathering around the world to mourn the individuals killed at Charlie Hebdo, and the loss of a sense of safety.

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

flash-dance

Two dancing figures have happily stripped off their clothes on a quiet side street near Gare du Nord. This exuberant piece of art is probably inspired by Tous à Poil!  a best-selling children’s book featuring illustrations of everyone from teachers

flash-dance

Two dancing figures have happily stripped off their clothes on a quiet side street near Gare du Nord. This exuberant piece of art is probably inspired by Tous à Poil!  a best-selling children’s book featuring illustrations of everyone from teachers

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