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Wait, Matthew Crawley is DEAD??** And in Other TV Obsessions: The Following

(**Consider this parenthetical text my Downton spoiler alert for the three other people in the world besides me who didn’t know that.) Imagine my surprise tonight (Tonight, for F sake! Two nights later!)… Continue reading

8 Things I Miss About Paris

It’s been two months and ten days since I returned from Paris (but who’s counting?), and in case you haven’t noticed, other than a few snarky comments about the lackluster quality of American… Continue reading

So I Live in New York Now. There’s That.

Believe me, no one’s more surprised than me. (See: January to April, 2005 and multiple statements that were in the vein of “As god is my fucking witness, I will NEVER live in… Continue reading

40 Days of Paris, Day Two: Eiffel Tower, Cheese, Sunset and Some Bears

Why 40 Days of Paris? Find out. PS: there’s also a gallery of pics at the end of this post. Just in case you’re ready for pictoral stimulation now. Day 2 started out… Continue reading

Up All Night in Paris: A Photo Tour

(Full photo slideshow at the bottom.) “We’ll always have Paris.” That famous line from Casablanca (which, shamefully, I’ve never seen) gets thrown around a lot, mostly in jest. After living here for four… Continue reading

July 14 in Paris: Check aaaaaand … Check

Last year on July 14, I was sitting in Amelie, my favorite wine bar in San Francisco, tying one on with my other Francophile/oenophile friends, wondering if I’d gather the nuts to do… Continue reading

Don’t Take a Shiv in the Pancreas: Say Hello to People in Foreign Countries

Back when I worked in advertising, one of the sure signs a campaign was good was if it made other people in the industry jealous, the old “I wish I’d thought of that”… Continue reading

Ventes Privées Hermès

Originally posted on Coup de Foudre:
For those of you who are lucky enough to be in Paris at the moment, head down to Palais des Congrès right now. Yes, you heard me!…

Museum Memberships, Layoffs, and Tim McGraw

I finally made it over to the d’Orsay this past week, and I did something pretty awesome: I bought an annual membership. For a mere 44 euros, I can now go anytime I… Continue reading

Me:1, France: 0

Today was a big day: I opened a French bank account. Oh, I know it doesn’t sound like much to you – you with your iPhone, and your monthly MUNI/Metro card, and your… Continue reading