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365 Days In Paris: Christmas in Paree

The French are crazy about Christmas. It was sometime after Halloween that I gradually began to see a sprig of holly here and there. My cousin, an ex-pat married to…

Leonora Epstein | December 21, 2009 - 4:00 pm

365 Days In Paris: Gains And Losses

Like they say, two steps forward, one step back.

This week has been a lesson in relationship building. What I’ve learned: you do need to get out of your…

Leonora Epstein | December 14, 2009 - 1:30 pm

France’s Guerre De Cuisine Focuses On Horse Meat

In a country that adores cheese and foie gras, vegans in France are a joke in the same way that Lindsay Lohan thinks she’s a designer. So you’d think the…

Leonora Epstein | December 10, 2009 - 5:10 pm

Little White Blob Goes On A Musical Adventure

Look, I don’t know anything about the singer in this video, JP Nataf, although I understand what the title means — “Come Tell Me.” But I do know that…

Susannah Breslin | December 9, 2009 - 5:20 pm

365 Days In Paris: Wake-Up Call

“So what’s the vibe of this place? Fashiony? What are you wearing?” I texted my new friend Sarah on Friday night.

We were about to embark on our…

Leonora Epstein | December 7, 2009 - 2:00 pm

Today’s Lady News: France Suggests Forcing Quotas For Women In The Board Room

France has introduced legislation to bring 50/50 gender parity to French board rooms by 2015. All companies listed on the French stock exchange would be required to stock their boards…

Jessica Wakeman | December 3, 2009 - 9:50 pm

365 Days In Paris: Post-Turkey Day Depression

This has been a real week de merde and I’m currently bumming out big time. It was great having my sister here for Thanksgiving (or le Sanks-geev-ing-uh as the French…

Leonora Epstein | November 30, 2009 - 4:00 pm

365 Days In Paris: Giving Merci

I keep forgetting that the French don’t celebrate Thanksgiving. When it occurred to me last week that the holiday was around the corner, I wasn’t sure what made me more…

Leonora Epstein | November 23, 2009 - 3:00 pm

That’s Not A Sweater She’s Knitting …

Here’s a movie poster for the French film “La Domination Masculine.” The title should give you a hint as to what this knitter is creating … see the full (NSFW-ish)…

Leonora Epstein | November 18, 2009 - 2:50 pm

365 Days In Paris: Two Americans In Paris

“So … I’ve kind of been hanging out with American Boy,” I confessed hesitantly on the phone to my friend, S. I held my breath, a bit worried about what…

Leonora Epstein | November 16, 2009 - 3:00 pm

Would You Attend A Divorce Fair?

Paris, the city of l’amour, saw its first ever Divorce, Separation and Bereavement Fair over the weekend. Attendees learned about solutions for easing the pain of separation, including financial and…

Annika Harris | November 12, 2009 - 12:20 pm

365 Days In Paris: Ready Or Not

Oh my God … the holidays are approaching. That dreaded time of year when those who are single are reminded over and over again that they are, you know, single.

Leonora Epstein | November 9, 2009 - 3:30 pm

365 Days In Paris: Great Ex-Pectations

I haven’t been much of a believer in gut instincts until now. I’m one of those neurotic, analytical, thinks-too-much girls who tends to question her reasoning and feelings. But in…

Leonora Epstein | November 2, 2009 - 4:00 pm

365 Days In Paris: Two Players In A Three-Person Game

I barely felt anything about breaking up with Mr. Cupid until a few days ago. Being back to my old life was great. No more obligations in the evening. Nights…

Leonora Epstein | October 26, 2009 - 1:30 pm

Does The Fashion Industry Need Government Aid To Survive?

The fashion industry has been hard hit by the recession, and it looks like it may take some strategic political partnerships to find the path of recovery. After the collaborative…

Leonora Epstein | October 20, 2009 - 1:50 pm

365 Days In Paris: Breaking Up Is Easy To Do?

My only other relationship with a French guy was a short-lived fling towards the end of my junior year abroad in Paris. Knowing I was leaving soon, we started off…

Leonora Epstein | October 19, 2009 - 2:00 pm

365 Days In Paris: The Liar Who Didn’t

A few days ago, I became convinced that Mr. C had gone on a date with another woman and lied to cover it up. The evidence:
The morning of the…

Leonora Epstein | October 12, 2009 - 12:00 pm

The First Lady Beauty Contest—It’s Alive And Documented!

Watch out Internets! The First Lady of France, Carla Bruni-Sarkozy, has just arrived at the party, and man, has she got a few things to say! Just yesterday, Bruni-Sarkozy made…

Nina Carbone | October 6, 2009 - 8:00 pm

365 Days In Paris: Double Wedding?

I can’t believe I have somehow gotten a guy to cook me dinner in my own home, I thought, smiling at Mr. C as he dodged about awkwardly in my…

Leonora Epstein | October 5, 2009 - 12:01 pm

Quick Pic: I Have To Go Oui Oui

A public restroom in Paris so pretty that maybe even the snootiest editors in town for Fashion Week might use it. [IPreferParis.net] …

Leonora Epstein | October 1, 2009 - 12:10 pm
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