Posts tagged "365 days in paris"

365 Days In Paris: An Update From Our American Girl In Paris (Who’s Back In America Now)

Chers amis, It's been a while since we last chatted. Last time, I was saying farewell to my 365 Days in Paris blog. Ending the blog was a tough choice especially because so much good stuff was going on in my life—I'd finished up my first year in Paris, was heading onto the next,…
By: Leonora Epstein / April 1, 2011

365 Days In Paris: In A Nutshell

Attendez! OK, I know my farewell post has gone up, but here's a little extra bonus. After the jump, a chronological summary of 365 Days in Paris. Bref, what happens when you move to Paris for a year ...
By: Leonora Epstein / June 28, 2010

365 Days In Paris: Au Revoir

During my 10 months or so in Paris, there came a real low point in mid-January. A few weeks before, I'd been completely ripped apart by my ex from Amsterdam, Alex, who came back into my life for a brief New Year's romance, only to leave me (inevitably) disappointed that we'd never have…
By: Leonora Epstein / June 28, 2010

365 Days In Paris: All In La Famille

When Henri and I got on the train this morning to go back to Paris after our long weekend at his parents' house, I genuinely didn't want to go home. Well, not like I wanted to plant down my roots in the middle of Nowheresville, France, but as the train chugged away from the mountainside,…
By: Leonora Epstein / June 22, 2010

365 Days In Paris: Meet The Parents

Shortly after Henri and I became an official couple, we quickly moved on to conquering the next romantic level—traveling together. Well, perhaps this is the next logical step in France, which would make sense when you have the canals of Venice, the lavender fields of Provence, or the sexy streets of Barcelona all within a…
By: Leonora Epstein / June 14, 2010

365 Days In Paris: Oh L’Amour, L’Amour

Things with Henri are going splendidly. We haven't been apart since we got together. This has been great, but I'm starting to realize how different my life is now that I'm not single. It's not a bad different, but there are changes all around, like: My sheets have guy hair in them, and I'm doing…
By: Leonora Epstein / June 7, 2010

365 Days In Paris: En Couple

My life has done a 360 180. I used to spend my days largely alone. Wake up. Yoga or run. Grocery store. Work. Work at the library. More work in bed. Make dinner. Work. Bootleg movies online. Bed. (Or, three or four times a week, a simple drink with friends.) Ever since Henri came into…
By: Leonora Epstein / June 1, 2010

365 Days In Paris: It Could Happen To You

Relationships in Paris run on coincidences, run-ins, and screwball scenarios. It's perhaps a cliche, and you might actually feel like you're living in a comedic French movie, but the love triangle (or just crazy romantic entanglements in general) is ever-present. Between my girlfriends and me, there's always something fascinating happening. Randomly, someone's off in Morocco…
By: Leonora Epstein / May 24, 2010

365 Days In Paris: An Affair To Remember

For all women, there are universal female experiences that rank inevitably high on the embarrassment scale. Try, for example: "Price check. Can I get a price check on a box of Ultra Heavy Flow Tampax tampons?" "Uh, babe, did you just queef?" "I can see your days of the week underwear through that skirt, and…
By: Leonora Epstein / May 17, 2010

365 Days In Paris: Eye Spy

My friend Megan from the States is in town for a few days, and yesterday we spent a lazy Sunday walking up and down the Seine, making fun of French joggers in ridiculous running gear and checking out the guys who passed us by. "Wow, Paris definitely has some attractive men," she noted as a…
By: Leonora Epstein / May 10, 2010

365 Days In Paris: Summer Planning

"Hi honeeeyyy! So have you talked to your sister about July?" "Mom, what? What's happening in July?" "You're coming home. You and your sister are going to come up to Maine." "Uh, we are?" I shouldn't have been surprised when talking on the phone with my mother last week because stuff like this is typical…
By: Leonora Epstein / May 3, 2010

365 Days In Paris: Got Game?

Bonjour, mes amis. It is I, Leonora, your faithful heroine on zee mission ov finding her one true love à Paree. So, it ees wis great disappointment zat I muss tell you that this week, I haf made très peu de progress. I am, how you say, a leetle stuck in zee matters of zee…
By: Leonora Epstein / April 26, 2010

365 Days In Paris: Lindy Hop To It

Once the weather gets nice in Paris, life becomes dangerous. All anyone wants to do is lounge by the Seine with a bottle of wine, some creamy cheese, and a crispy baguette. I could do this everyday for the rest of my life and be happy. Between the Luxembourg gardens being a stone's throw away,…
By: Leonora Epstein / April 19, 2010

365 Days In Paris: Déjà Vu

I've never been a believer in the "power of positive thinking," but I may be changing my ideas about keeping a constructive and happy outlook on life. I was in a real funk throughout the winter, and it was just today, as I was skipping around town running errands, that I realized I'm fully out…
By: Leonora Epstein / April 12, 2010

365 Days In Paris: Gotta Have Faith

Over the past two weeks, my romantic past, present, and future all happened to collide in the type of way that makes you feel like you're living in a movie. Except, since this is real life, and things never start and end in a picture-perfect 90 minutes, there's no happy ending ... yet. I spent…
By: Leonora Epstein / April 5, 2010

365 Days In Paris: Poser Un Lapin

I got posed a rabbit. And I am not happy about it. That is to say that Pierre m'a posé un lapin, which is the expression for getting stood up. (Don't ask me what rabbits have to do with it.) Technically, no, I didn't go somewhere and wait around for no one to show up,…
By: Leonora Epstein / March 22, 2010

365 Days In Paris: Spring Forward

After almost two months of not seeing the sun and living through constantly overcast skies, things are finally starting to brighten up here in Paris, and it's made a crazy difference in my life. I'm seriously considering relocating during the winter months to a warmer climate—this year taught me a crazy lesson in seasonal…
By: Leonora Epstein / March 15, 2010

365 Days In Paris: French Sex

As much as American girls may complain about the state of dating, sex, courtship, and guys, at least we can read the signals on our own home turf. (Whether we want to believe them is a different matter.) But over here in Paris, where the word "dating" literally does not exist in the French vocabulary,…
By: Leonora Epstein / March 8, 2010

365 Days In Paris: Number Games

It took me three days to come up with a witty and grammatically correct text to send to Scrappy Bathroom Boy (not the best nickname I realize), the guy I'd met at the Prescription Cocktail Club last Saturday. Why is it so hard to find my personality in this language? I wondered as I made…
By: Leonora Epstein / March 1, 2010

365 Days In Paris: Mea Culpa

Dear readers, Je suis désolée. I'm sorry. I spent some time last week reading my posts from the past two months and realized that, well, I've been a complete Debbie Downer lately. This is the supposedly adventurous life of some girl in Paris??? I thought as I clicked through. Sure, the whole Alex fiasco wa…
By: Leonora Epstein / February 22, 2010
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