Posts tagged "france"

Julia Child: In America, A Feminist Icon; In France, Not So Much

Thanks to motion picture hit “Julie & Julia,” Julia Child’s image has been experiencing a feminist revival, as reflections on the movie have meditated largely on what the “French Chef”…

Leonora Epstein | September 18, 2009 - 11:30 am

365 Days In Paris: Slow And Steady Wins The Race?

“I can’t believe it … you’re in Paris for two weeks and you already have a boyfriend,” my sister said on the phone to me last night. She was exaggerating,…

Leonora Epstein | September 17, 2009 - 2:00 pm

365 Days In Paris: Le French Dating, Part II

While I had so many thoughts about French dating customs, and how I should act, I could hardly parse out my ideas before my date with Mr. Cupid once I…

Leonora Epstein | September 14, 2009 - 1:00 pm

No More French Kissing!

France is so paranoid about swine flu that French health officials have been asking citizens to forgo “la bise,” the country’s traditional double-cheeked kiss greeting. Especially in schools, children have…

Leonora Epstein | September 14, 2009 - 12:50 pm

365 Days In Paris: Le French Dating, Part I

I have one dating rule: if you don’t kiss by the second date, you’re just friends.

Problem is, this will not be applicable in Paris because the French…

Leonora Epstein | September 11, 2009 - 3:30 pm

365 Days In Paris: Canceled Rendezvous

I’m feeling a bit disappointed at the moment. OKCupid guy just canceled. Normally, I’d shrug this kind of thing off; it happened all the time to me in New York.

Leonora Epstein | September 9, 2009 - 2:00 pm

Quick Pic: Doing It Doggy Style In Paris

These government-sponsored condom ads have been causing a bang in Paris (heh, heh). Translation of the dog-themed slogans: “Man’s best friend.” And because France is so egalitarian: “Woman’s best friend”…

Leonora Epstein | September 7, 2009 - 8:00 pm

365 Days In Paris: Welcome Homme

My first week in Paris is coming to a close, and, generally, I’m feeling super positive about things. My apartment could not be more perfect. It’s incredible teeny, but has…

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

Young French Women Are Disappearing As Their Families Force Them Into Marriages

Most summer vacations for teenage girls involve getting a job at the local Dairy Queen or tempting skin cancer at the beach. But in France, hundreds of girls disappear each…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | September 3, 2009 - 8:15 pm

365 Days In Paris: You Say Goodbye And I Say Bonjour

I can’t believe I leave for Paris tomorrow. I haven’t slept in two nights. I’m so wired. The past week has been a complete whirlwind. Between packing, last-minute doctor appointments,…

Leonora Epstein | August 31, 2009 - 1:00 pm

365 Days In Paris: Bienvenue Chez Mon Blog

Nothing spells quarter-life crisis more than turning your world upside down to move to France without much thought as to how it will affect your career, happiness, relationships, or bank…

Leonora Epstein | August 24, 2009 - 3:00 pm

Quick Pic: I See London, I See France

Forget the crotch shot … what’s up with those rad shoes? []…

Leonora Epstein | August 22, 2009 - 4:00 pm

Jack Nicholson Has Fallen Down And Can’t Get Back Up

Jack, why are you lying on the sidewalk? I understand that you are on vacation in Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, France, and I am sure you are feeling very relaxed, indeed, and I…

Susannah Breslin | August 14, 2009 - 1:30 pm

Is France Over? New Laws To Merde On Your Parade

Ahh, oui, gay Pareeee, citeee of l’amour where we Parisiens smoke les cigarettes and drink ze wine all day is, how you say? Bohémien?

Maybe not anymore. France,…

Leonora Epstein | July 23, 2009 - 5:10 pm

What It’s Like To Be Single Around The World

After thinking a lot about that crazy singles map of the US and how all the ladies on the East Coast are screwed, I got back to my…

Ami Angelowicz | July 11, 2009 - 5:00 pm

French Parliament Debates Burqa Ban

Toward the end of last month, French President Nicolas Sarkozy addressed Parliament, stating his position on burqas. He said the face-covering, body-length Muslim veils are an unacceptable symbol of “enslavement,”…

Catherine Strawn | July 8, 2009 - 4:10 pm

What Is France Doing On The 4th Of July?

The French seem to do everything better. They’ve got awesome healthcare, don’t get fat, and have closets full of Chanel. Apparently, they also know how party on the 4th of…

Leonora Epstein | July 4, 2009 - 12:00 pm

In Bed With Carla Bruni: Nudie Pic Of France’s First Lady For Sale

What’s better than the real Carla Bruni, dressed head-to-toe in Dior, as the first lady of France? Carla Bruni, 16 by 24-feet tall, dressed head-to-toe in nothing, as the subject…

Lily Q | May 27, 2009 - 3:30 pm

“Being Fat Is Grounds For A Divorce,” Plus Other Scary Advice From A French Wife

Some female bloggers call the U.K. paper the Daily Mail the “Daily Fail” because the paper likes nothing more than to bait its readers, especially on its women’s interest “Femail”…

Jessica Wakeman | May 22, 2009 - 5:30 pm

Sunbathe Topless Without Burning Your Nipples

While Europeans are known for spending the summer lazing about the beach topless, we Americans have more modest sunbathing practices, which involve covering up our boobs and bums. But if…

Catherine Strawn | May 14, 2009 - 2:00 pm
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