Before you shake the dust of 2020 off your feet and walk on, I’d like you to do something.
For many of you, I imagine Christmas in Paris sounds like a dream. For me, it means I’ll be far from family for the first time in my life. There is an upside, though: Paris at Christmastime…
How I celebrated my birthday during the last week of re-confinement in Paris.
The holiday season is upon us. I got my first Paris Christmas tree. This is a Christmas of firsts in a year of firsts.
It wasn’t like a normal Thanksgiving, but there was still plenty to be thankful for.
A stroll through Paris’s best-known cemetery. How I spent my Sunday.
The lockdown doesn’t feel like the last one. Here’s why.
The first week of reconfinement in Paris was painful. But not for the reasons you think.
Is there anyone who hasn’t seen Netflix’s Emily in Paris? I put off watching it because I was sure it would be cloying and riddled with clichés—the Paris of Instagram […]
Here we are again, my friends. Lockdown #2. Color me bewildered. “No country could have predicted how accelerated, sudden, and brutal this second wave would be,” French PM Jean Castex said […]
Welcome to a special edition of Stroll-with-Me Sunday. While Nice is a-buzz with the Tour de France, Paris is still very quiet in the last days of the annual summer […]
Oh boy, oh boy, fun times in France! Over 2000 new cases daily (100K+ active cases)—numbers not seen since April—with most new cases in people 25-35. And Paris is a […]
Paris is so tranquil these days. Everyone is away. You can hear yourself think, feel all the feels. It’s heavenly, in a way. My emotions have been crawling around on […]
While everyone else is off to the south for vacation, I might be hanging here in Paris. It’s not a terrible idea; the city is getting quiet—and without many tourists, […]
Stroll-with-Me Sunday is here! This weekend, we’ve had a heatwave, with temperatures reaching 100F+(39C). And Parisians (those not already on vacation) were doing their best to keep cool—chillin’ on café […]
Seems every time I take a turn onto a new path I am rewarded—in my weekly walks, and in life. But today’s stroll reminded me that the most rewarding adventures […]
This morning I awoke to a comment on my blog, asking, “Lisa, Where have you gone?” Gone? Me? What? “Oh my!” I said, jumping out of bed. Had it been […]
This Music Monday is all about borders. (Song link at bottom of post.) “E.U. Plans to Bar Most U.S. Travelers When Bloc Reopens” declared a New York Times headline. “N.Y., […]
As I write this, I know some of you are still in some form of lockdown, and many more are very much into your first wave of this virus. Here […]
Today would normally be my Music Monday offering but this week, I’m showcasing other people’s music. We’re talking about Fête de la Musique, which happened yesterday, a citywide music festival […]
This Music Monday I’m serving up a double helping of song. That’s right! Two for one. (See links at bottom of post.) I have officially gone down the rabbit hole […]
After three months of confinement indoors then the explosion of life as we reopened, including the onslaught of pollution-spewing vehicles, I needed a break from the city. My friend Fabien […]
It’s Music Monday (just barely). (See song at bottom of post.) Well, the good news is, my social life is slowly (and cautiously) returning. The bad new is, because I […]
It was the day Parisians had been waiting for. Cafés had been touting their reopening all week. “Ready to see us again Tuesday?” asked my local café on Instagram. Another […]
It’s Music Monday! (See bottom of post.) And it’s the first of June. Already. You’re not the only one surprised by this. “Is tomorrow a holiday?” a friend asked me […]
It was a beautiful day, too beautiful to be stuck inside. Confinement was over; I was no longer restricted to a 1 kilometer zone, so I slipped on my mask […]
It’s Music Monday again! (See track at bottom of post.) We’re starting our third week of “déconfinement.” Where did last week go? Where the heck was I? I’ll tell ya […]
It’s Music Monday! (See track at bottom of post.) Coucou! as they say in France—or as we’d say, “Yoo-hoo!” I’m checking in with my regulars today, who seem to have […]
In keeping with Stroll-with-Me Sunday, today’s offering. I was able to take a stroll without any official documents for this first time since March, and after being in lockdown so […]
Today, I ate my first bite of restaurant food in two months. It wasn’t planned. I was walking around in the neighborhood after I picked up a washable mask from […]