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added on 01/02/2010 by: parisimperfect
Writer, dreamer, I moved to France on (no exaggerating) a romantic whim. As you can imagine, a lot can go wrong (and very right!) with such a (non)plan. Here are the (im)perfect stories that result.
 tags: literary, offbeat adventures, paris, quirky, travels
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Aeroflorale Flying Greenhouse Machine! (Do you Believe?)  Posted on 07/03/2015
A canicule across France this week with temperatures topping 100 degrees. People may be near hallucinating from the heat, but certainly I did not hallucinate this. Today, I lunched along the Canal de L’ourcq at an impossibly cute...
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Gorgeous Greece  Posted on 06/08/2015
Hi friends, I’m offering a little eye candy to start the week off right. As some of you know, one of my family’s best (newish) traditions is planning reunions in foreign countries. I don’t get back to visit my folks...
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Hot Diggity: Sun Therapy & L’atypique  Posted on 04/20/2015
A surreal Sunday scene: I’m walking down Rue Alexandre Dumas, my familiar street made new when it’s washed in spring’s bright light. I fall behind two young French girls – they couldn’t have been more than 9...
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The Geometry of Love (+ Giveaway!)  Posted on 03/26/2015
Last month the American Library of Paris hosted novelist Jessica Levine and her agent April Eberhardt. They had a spirited and honest discussion about the realities of today’s publishing climate and the relationship between writer...
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Keys to a Beautiful Heart  Posted on 03/20/2015
This week we’ve had sunny days, a spike in pollution (smog swallowed the Eiffel Tower), and today, an uneventful solar eclipse – from here it looked like any other gray Paris sky. It is also the first day of spring. Let us...
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Second Chances  Posted on 03/04/2015
Hello, friends. My, it’s been an interesting year so far and here we are in March. In like a lion! Out like a lamb, we hope. I’d been all prepared for an extra(ordinary) new year, emphasis on finding the joy in daily living,...
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A Week Later: Sorrow and Sparkle  Posted on 01/14/2015
It has been exactly one week since 12 journalists, cartoonists, and police were killed in an attack on satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo. The 2 following days brought more violence, ending in a dramatic dual hostage situation and 5 more...
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(Extra)Ordinary New Year  Posted on 12/31/2014
After the warmest year on record in France, a cold front has moved in. My apartment relies on individual electric heat – piddly little units to warm each room. Penny pincher that I am, I rotate: turning the one on in the living room...
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(Extra)Ordinary New Year  Posted on 12/31/2014
After the warmest year on record in France, a cold front has moved in. My apartment relies on individual electric heat – piddly little units to warm each room. Penny pincher that I am, I rotate: turning the one on in the living room...
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Paris Street Art Tour + Happy Holidays  Posted on 12/22/2014
For the past six and a half years, I’ve lived on the border of the 11th and the 20th arrondissements. I’ve long known that these 2 districts have the highest concentration of street art in Paris. But my specific neighborhood...
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  • CD Rates
    CD Rates 06 February 2010 18:28:18

    Love your blog!

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