Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Pizza? Or a cover for something more sinister..???

Check out this restaurant that I spotted while walking around Levallois just north of Paris the other day....

Made me giggle! :)

Sunday, June 28, 2009


As seen yesterday in the Berko cupcake shop nestled between the Marais and Beaubourg...

Cupcakes clearly inspire me...so check out what I have to say about this place here on Spotted By Locals - Paris!

23 rue Rambuteau
75004 Paris

PS 22 Chorus

As many of you know I am a self-proclaimed choir nerd. After singing in ensembles for over ten years, I will forever have a soft spot for a good choir.

One of the coolest things I've seen in a long time is this NYC public school choir that covers songs beautifully from across the years. Although I've been following them since they've busted onto the YouTube scene, this song, Forever Young by Alphaville brought tears to my eyes - so beautiful and one of my favorite songs anyway.

Enjoy - and check out their YouTube page to listen to their cover of Journey's Don't Stop Believin', another favorite!

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Love and hate

I've been realizing more and more how much my relationship with my beloved adopted hometown can be likened to an on-again/off-again romantic relationship.

I've started to put this idea to words and hope to share something more concrete with you all in the very near future but in the meantime, isn't it uncanny how this city and living here invokes a feeling of a romantic relationship? Do any of you have similar feelings about your real or adopted hometowns?

I'm very curious....

....by the way, I NEED these shoes!!!!

Photo credit, designwallah

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Asterix in the 13e

While walking around the 13e arrondissement last weekend, I noticed a huge number of cartoonish thought bubbles all over the place...after a brief consultation with my resident France expert, it turns out these are famous quotes from the legendary French cartoon Asterix.

What a cool way to liven up an otherwise business-like area! This one says "It is fresh, my fish! It's FRESH!"

Follow me on Twitter!

As a self-confessed social media nerd, I've been using Twitter for personal purposes for well over a year now - and I love it!

A couple of months ago, I decided to start a more general Twitter account for all to see based on Paris, the things I see daily, and travel writing in general. I'm proud to announce my Twitter account to all of you - EverythingParis !!! This is THE place to go for up to the minute updates on what I'm doing, what I'm seeing, and what's going on in my Paris. With well over 300 followers in just under three months, I am excited to be making the world of travel and interest in Paris even smaller by being a part of this community.

I look forward to seeing you there - please add me as follower and feel free to contact me directly this way...

Love it!

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Fête de la Musique - Sounds of Summer - June 21st

I've been lucky enough to be a part of Spotted By Locals - Paris for the better half of 2009. Spotted By Locals, as I've mentioned before, is an awesome website where European city residents share some of their favorite tips and ideas of things to do in their area. Check out my most recent article either here or on the main page. Enjoy!

Fête de la Musique - Sounds of Summer - June 21st

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