Monthly Archives: July 2011

In a Sunset

There is no other way to end a series of Paris posts than with another sunset. And in this sunset there are twilights that lasted for hours, picnics along the Seine, and dinners where no one wanted to ever leave … Continue reading

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A Few Final Things

Even magical vacations in Paris have to come to an end.  I can’t really fathom every being happy or really ready to leave Paris, but I did feel that I was somewhat freer to leave for the following reasons. Mouffetarte … Continue reading

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À la plage

Because vacationing is a practically a fundamental right of every human in the French psyche, Paris proudly expands the role of the French government to include offering vacation environments for those who are not fortunate to actually leave the city. … Continue reading

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The Salon de Thé List (Revisited)

When I lived here before, my friend Emma and I were in the process of visiting and rating as many Parisian salons de thé (tea rooms) as possible. During this visit, we expanded our list to add several Emma has … Continue reading

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Genève

One of my very favorite Parisians moved to Geneva this past year and I decided there was no way I could pass through Paris without taking the extra trek to see her. Plus, ever since seeing The Sound of Music … Continue reading

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« Allons voir un coucher du soleil »

The joyous thing about teaching is that you get to inflict on your students all the things you love most. For me, that meant lots of French literature and poetry. Some appreciated it, some did not, all endured it. With … Continue reading

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Pleasant Company

I don’t know how Paris can not rub off and make someone artsy. Everything about the city screams artistic inspiration. As you walk through the streets you walk among art, among buildings that testify to centuries of changing artistic styles … Continue reading

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Les Champignons Farcis: Stuffed Mushrooms with a Balsamic Dressing

I just ate these last night and they were so delicious that I have to share them promptly.  We had a girls night with some friends, allowing two guys to tag along provided they neither judged the lack of meat … Continue reading

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Paris is for Lovers, Mathematicians, and Misconceptions

I can’t decide what it is that makes the city romantic, or if it just seems more romantic than it is because social norms and anonymity encourage public displays of affection. Of course, there would be no shortage of legitimate … Continue reading

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Library of Impressions

My dad was flying back from Israel this past weekend and arranged to have a several day layover in Paris. This marked his first time in Paris, and I was determined for us to enjoy it as much as possible … Continue reading

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