Nuit Blanche

Today, my host sister Virginie asked me to explain Thanksgiving to her. That was interesting. I've come to the conclusion that it's a silly holiday, but still yummy, and that's what matters. While Americans know how to party, I've decided that the French really know how to celebrate. In France, they have an annual festival …

Napoleon was a hero to France, but just a clumsy suitor to his wife.

Paris provided a space for women to free themselves, if they chose, from the tangled web of romantic and familial relationships. It was where they could be free to be themselves. Free even to reinvent themselves. True Pleasures: A Memoir of Women in Paris, Lucinda Holdforth I absolutely love this book I'm reading. Both of …

Paris!!

I'm here! After two weeks of transition time, I am finally here. Home, more or less, if you buy everything I've said for the last four years, or more. And it's amazing, as it always is! I told myself not to get too excited, as we were driving in, because as soon as we got …