Monthly Archives: November 2010

Paris (Day 44) – Aligot by Day and Tacos by Night

Through the same L.A. contact that introduced me to Alain and Michelle, I meet the uber-lovely Hannah Gruber. She recommends that we have a nice lunch in the quaint pedestrian quarter in the 1st arrondissement. Hannah’s a very sweet, lively … Continue reading

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Les Deux Magots

I’ll never forget my first encounter with Les Deux Magots Restaurant. It was last year and I was meeting the friend of a colleague for coffee in the 6th arrondissement. I met her in front of the St. Germain Church. … Continue reading

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Paris (Day 33) – Making Friends in Paris

As I lie in bed, trying to decide what I’m going to do for the day, I receive the most pleasant surprise: a phone call. Who could be calling me? I assume it must be René, the one person who … Continue reading

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Comme à la Maision

I found this cute little hideaway because of the positive reviews they received for hot chocolate online. And although their hot chocolate wasn’t as earth-shattering as I had hoped, the place still has a lot of charm. It’s a small … Continue reading

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Hooked on Chocolate

  Help! I tried on my favorite jeans today, and they were a little… snug. What the hell happened? The Paris Diet was going so well! …Alright, l do admit that my walking has decreased slightly… and my pastry intake … Continue reading

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Stohrer Bakery

Move over Mireille and Gosselin, there’s a new bakery in town. And this one’s over 280 years old. Stohrer Bakery is located in the most charming pedestrian quarter in the 2nd arrondissement. The bakery prides itself on the fact that … Continue reading

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How Walking the Streets of Paris Can Prepare You for Life and a Career in Politics

Unfortunately, there are some things my childhood in Canada did not mentally prepare me for, namely, walking the Parisian streets. I know, you’d think walking along a street would be a fairly simple task (and I’m sure in most countries, … Continue reading

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