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corine
Los Angeles, California
Author of the novel Hidden in Paris
Interests: I'm interested in people, places, words, food, ideas, thoughts, emotions, laughs, kitty cats, pretty things especially pink ones, any new procrastination ideas.
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I've never been to the Procop. I'll definitely look it up. Thanks Michele.
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Go back there and give us the address Ginger! :)
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As they say in French "miam!" The best raclette I've had was at my sister's in switzerland. I could not stop eating and remember it to this day. So simple and perfect.
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Linda I gained two pounds just reading your comment, that's how much I could 'taste' your description.
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I've bookmarked so many restaurants and always end up winging it. I'm not discipline enough :)
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One day we'll all do a get together in Paris and try every single restaurant on the list. 2 restaurants a day that's about a month long trip. No biggie, right?
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At least this time I was writing while being on hold, instead of eating the way I usually do :)
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Not in mine either unless I go without the family. Somehow they don't seem to appreciate it when I go without them.
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If you go to any of those restaurants, don't forget to come back here and tell us all about it.
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Some of the best food I've had in Paris were crêpes au sarasin at a street vendor. I'll never know if it was because they were delicious, or because of the surroundings, sitting on a bench and just soaking up Paris.
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I bet you've tried to recreate it at home. I always do that. It never tastes as good though :)
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Katia, I agree, a best meal often is not just about taste, but about the full experience of setting, connectedness, and emotions.
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Kristin Espinasse is the author of several books set in Provence. She is also the writer behind the great blog French Word a Day where she gives you a mot du jour and crafts a charming story around it. She... Continue reading
Posted Nov 14, 2014 at Hidden In France
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I've been meaning to do this for a long time, so here it is, Ta-dah! My list of Parisian eating places. (rooftop restaurant above the Printempts) This is a mis-mosh (spelling?) of restaurants. Some are expensive, some are affordable, some... Continue reading
Posted Aug 8, 2014 at Hidden In France
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That moment when you see a deceptively simple painting of flowers, fall in love, yap: 'I can SO do this!' for the world to hear, take out your crumbling acrylic paint tubes from ten years ago (date of your last... Continue reading
Posted May 19, 2014 at Hidden In France
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I want everything Nathalie Choux makes. Is that too much to ask? Continue reading
Posted May 16, 2014 at Hidden In France
Let me tell you what writing a novel feels like to me. It feels like spending years baking a cake of torture and bliss, iced with insecurity, with a red cherry of self-aggrandizement on top. And once the cake is... Continue reading
Posted May 14, 2014 at Hidden In France
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Remember Ukryci w Paryżu? I wanted to share with you that surreal moment when you receive a box from your Polish Publisher and you find this in it! Better than Christmas morning My mother taught me it wasn't polite to... Continue reading
Posted Jan 28, 2014 at Hidden In France
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An amazing thing happened in 2013. I got myself a fairy godmother. Or in this case a fairy god-sister. Renata, an amazing French-Polish woman I am proud to call my agent worked her magic, selling the international rights to Hidden... Continue reading
Posted Jan 8, 2014 at Hidden In France
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I was thinking the other day how the holiday season hits me and my fellow French expatriates hard. That's because December in France is just the most wonderful, magical time. The decoration, the lights, the spirit, the amazing food... not... Continue reading
Posted Dec 10, 2013 at Hidden In France
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There is that fantasy of me, with paint brushes, cranking up one painting after another. But if I'm going to be honest with mysef paint is too messy, and hard, and I'm really more comfortable with a keyboard. No, really... Continue reading
Posted Nov 25, 2013 at Hidden In France
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I wanted to share this because I find those photographs so beautiful. This is the work of photographer lili rose. May you have a beautiful, safe week end.If possible away from typhoons, tornadoes and all the other scary things in... Continue reading
Posted Nov 22, 2013 at Hidden In France
corine has shared their blog Hidden In France
Nov 12, 2013
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I’m missing Paris today something awful. Periodically I get that wave of nostalgia that can only be fixed by booking a one way ticket to France. This morning I was minding my own business, procrastinating on my work --by clicking... Continue reading
Posted Nov 11, 2013 at Hidden In France
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I was just looking through the many pictures I took the last time I was in Paris and I wondered if there is a lot of blue in Paris or if my lens was attracted to it. How charming is... Continue reading
Posted Mar 29, 2013 at Hidden In France
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