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

street art Baudelocque Paris

Animals on walls

Emerging from the metro at Place d’Italie in the southern part of the city does not inspire: huge buildings, a confusing traffic circle and a fast food restaurant or two. But the contrast, just a few blocks away, with the

street art Baudelocque Paris

Animals on walls

Emerging from the metro at Place d’Italie in the southern part of the city does not inspire: huge buildings, a confusing traffic circle and a fast food restaurant or two. But the contrast, just a few blocks away, with the