My French Life

The art and luxury of living in Paris and adapting to French life.

The day after my return to the US, I headed to the central train station in Philadelphia to pick up two of my closest friends… a French couple I had grown close to through my masters program. Expats in France often moan that the French are so hard to befriend – and they can be.… Continue Reading

Espresso Moment

It’s been a month today since I left Paris and yet somehow it feels much further away. Sometimes I feel so foreign here – like when I went looking for a small log of bloomed, ripe chèvre. My Franprix had at least 5 variations, but here I’m lucky to find a single sort of goat… Continue Reading

The Dîner en Blanc is synonymous with an elegant summer party between close friends and new friends. And I was lucky enough to [pseudo] attend two in Paris, the first at Place des Vosges right in my Parisian neighborhood and the second in the shadow of the Eiffel Tower. Few people know, however, the story… Continue Reading

Until we meet again, Paris

My last moments in Paris before I embark on this new adventure. There is excitement, sadness and anticipation. Think of an emotion and I have it. It’s hard letting go of something I worked so hard to make happen, but I know I’m letting go in order to embrace something new and exciting. I have… Continue Reading

My Top 6 of Life in France

My memories of the last few years in France are rich with adventure and I will cherish them for many years to come. But there are a handful of memories that are the crème de la crème, days I would relive in a heartbeat. Reflecting on these moments has filled me with gratitude that my… Continue Reading

Preparing to Say Goodbye to Paris

A few months ago, I announced that the time to pull the curtain on life in France was drawing near. It wasn’t something I planned, but the road to what I wanted in life and the road to life in Paris started to split into two different directions; as much as I love France, relish… Continue Reading