Month: September 2010

A street sign on the side of a building.

A Pocket of Paris: rue Quincampoix

September 26, 2010

It’s September again and fall will soon arrive in Paris which means the city has woken up from its August hibernation. The tourists are gone, the shops are open, the children are back in school, and galleries are redecorating their…

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A group of people sitting at tables outside.

Café Flandrin

September 24, 2010

A voiturier parks Lamborghinis, Bentleys, BMWs, and Ferraris. Slender Parisian women wear Chanel, Dior, Jean-Paul Gautier and Hermes. Young men in cashmere sweaters, sleek pants, and Gucci shoes smoke cigars outside on the sidewalk terrace. This is Café Flandrin, where…

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A man standing behind the bar of a restaurant.

Casa Palenque

September 20, 2010

For any expat living in a new city, the search for a link to (or in this case a “taste ofâ€) home can often become an unintentional hobby, and in some instances, an obsession. Take for example the American contingent…

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A car parked in front of a building with many signs on it.

Café Universel

September 15, 2010

Tucked down Rue Saint Jacques in the 5th is a place where American license plates line the walls, where various languages are spoken, and where some of the city’s top jazz musicians come to perform. This place is filled with a…

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A bar with lights and a stage in the background.

Le Trabendo

September 6, 2010

One of the joys of living in a capital city is the abundance of music that is widely accessible. From enormous tours de force such as Lady Gaga to relatively unknown acts, there are venues that cater for all crowds. However, as…

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