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The Art of the Parisian Soiree

by Victoria Wall
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Victoria Wall

Following hours of foreign dictionary studying at university and a tapas-and-cerveza filled year in Madrid, Victoria decided it was high time to put her French and la belle vie Parisienne to the test. This Brit from near-London initially worked as an enthusiastic-yet-underpaid English teacher and has now become a translator-copywriter-community manager for a French website. Two years after arriving in Paris, she has had ample opportunity to fall amoureuse with every single arrondissement of the city of love and light, from picture postcard Montmartre to the winding backstreets of the almost provincial 20ème. View Victoria Wall's Website

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5 comments on “The Art of the Parisian Soiree

Here’s to many lovely French soirées – complete with chitchat (!) – in 2012!

Have read this with great interest. My Parisian experiences has been quite contrary to yours regarding conversation. I have been informed by my Parisian friends that it is a faux pas to ask folks where they live or what they do for a living. I was discussing this with one of my French friends one day and she told me that one of her closest friends moved 2 years ago and she still doesn’t know what her friend’s new address is! Obviously, if they offer this information, they’ve opened the door to talk about it. I find if you are wondering where to start you can always ask a question about the food. The French are so passionate and knowledgeable about their food and are always happy to share when a foreigner is interested.

HRH The Duchess of State

very, very interesting dahhling…

Happy new year to you, Karena!!

I think I am ready for a soiree. The holidays were fairly quiet!

Wishing You and Yours all the Best in 2012!

I hope you will enter my Giveaway from Serena & Lily.

Art by Karena

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