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Getting out of the house is key

A colleague at Amazon asked before I left “What will the ‘Alexis in Paris’ be like versus the ‘Alexis in Seattle?’”  I responded “I hope I dress a little bit better” but in all seriousness, this is an amazing opportunity … Continue reading

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François President!

I feel quite fortunate to be living in France during the transition from Sarkozy (bling bling President as he has been nick-named) to François Hollande.  Maxime and I went to the rally at Hollande’s headquarters in the posh 7th Arrondissement … Continue reading

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What I Miss

Friends and family have asked me before I left what I thought I would miss about America.  At that time being on the verge of shipping my entire life 5000 miles, I only said a couple of things: 1. Talking … Continue reading

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Yogurt/Yaourt in Paris

I love yogurt and I didn’t fully realize that besides bread, butter and cheese, that the French had such an obsession with yogurt (or yaourt in French.)  I was amazed at our local market (granted it’s a large market) that … Continue reading

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Flowers and the Details

Last Friday I went to my friends Jeremie’s apartment for his small birthday celebration.  Not wanting to go empty handed, I walked up Rue de Vaugiard to one of the many flower shops that are around Paris.  There were a … Continue reading

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Painting in Paris

We moved into our apartment on April 11th.  Bare bones only begins to explain what our Parisian home is like. Literally not one closet, no heat or hot water for the first 3 days, bare light bulbs hanging from the … Continue reading

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Just a bit different

Each day it sinks in a little bit more that I am now living in Paris.  It’s surreal.  I recall my first visit back in 2005 looking longingly at those Parisians who get to live here.  Now, I do!  Yet … Continue reading

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