An artsy pick-me-up

By Katherine / June 28, 2011 / 2 Comments

The past week has been wondrously full of events in Paris, with Fête de la Musique, the opening of the soldes season; the city has been buzzing.  The one huge downer has been the leak in our apartment ceiling.  The dripping seems to have stopped, but the ceiling looks like crap, and there’s no telling…

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“The Paris Wife,” my newest love

By Katherine / June 27, 2011 / 0 Comments

I’ve fallen in love again.  This time with Paris.  Again.  After spending the last nearly two years alternately fighting the city and what it doesn’t offer (sufficient air conditioning, salads without cream dressing, good customer service, reasonable prices on anything…) and drinking up the extraordinary sights – the grands boulevards, the Haussmannian architecture, the art… …

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Paris is on sale!

By Katherine / June 23, 2011 / 1 Comment

The headline is a bit misleading.  What I mean is that the soldes season has arrived in France, the twice-yearly period during which retailers are permitted by law to reduce prices.  Although yesterday was the official (legal) kick-off of the sales, signs started going up last week around the city to announce their arrival.  I love…

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