Dining in Paris (artistfriendship) Sometimes, I’m still intimidated by Paris. If the city were a person, it would probably be your elegant-but-somewhat-terrifying grandmother. She’ll help you become more refined, but might also scare the heck out of you in the process. This is especially true at mealtime, and when dining out in Paris, you’ll notice… …read more

Photos Erica Berman – cappuccino Genova I’m back in Paris after 2 months of learning Italian in Genoa, Italy. The cool Paris weather is a shock after the heat of Italy, but I’m excited to be home. Naturally, I can’t help comparing the (Genovese) Italians to the (Parisian) French with whom I have cohabited for almost… …read more

While I can go weeks without encountering a cigarette in the U.S., smoking is still a prevalent part of Parisian life. Though a recent smoking ban has cleared the air in restaurants and cafes, the French still manage to get their daily nicotine fix. How else are they going to stay so thin? Soon after… …read more