Tag Archives: Ernest Hemingway

Paris est une fête

Put the word “Paris” in front of just about any word and you’ve got my attention. This is how I came to pick up The Paris Wife, by Paula McLain. It’s the story of the marriage of Ernest Hemingway and … Continue reading

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Être poivre et sel

French newscaster Patrick Poivre d’Arvor, or PPDA to his millions of adoring fans, was born on September 20, 1947. He had two significant life events when he was 15: he passed the baccalauréat and he became a father. He added … Continue reading

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Qui a bu boira

During my first trip to Paris, I stayed in a hotel right across from the Café de Flore on Saint Germain-des-Prés, one of the mythic literary cafés in Paris. The café dates to 1887 and quickly became THE literary hangout. … Continue reading

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Plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose

One of the great things about my summer job is the chance to spend time with real Parisians who let me in on their secret places. Yesterday, one of those wonderful people took me to the Polidor restaurant (41, rue … Continue reading

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