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Interests: design, writing, color, manger, bohemia, and all things french (the good and bad ones.)
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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
I'm staring the year with rose-colored glasses firmly planted on my somewhat mishapped nose (note to self, stop obsessing about nose. Nose is fine, Nose will do.) So here is a touch of PINK for you, ladies. I’m not sure... Continue reading
Posted Jan 2, 2013 at Hidden In France
Friday was that terrible shooting and I cried and cried. Then I made dozens upon dozens of lemon bars (my lemon tree is super generous this year). I put the lemon bars in pretty paper bags and gave them to... Continue reading
Posted Dec 16, 2012 at Hidden In France
Helloooo blog world! I've had to tone it down in the blogging department because I'm feverishly working on two books at once. One is my next novel (It's not a sequel to Hidden in Paris. That will have to wait... Continue reading
Posted Nov 17, 2012 at Hidden In France
Do you read the blog France Daily Photo? It's filled with well written articles and tips about France and is great for expatriates and travelers. France Daily Photo is hosting a giveaway of Hidden in Paris so you might want... Continue reading
Posted Oct 1, 2012 at Hidden In France
A little slice of pretty before I go into muffled mode. My mother is visiting for 10 days so I won't have much time to indulge in my usual addictions. That is if you don't count kvetching about my mother... Continue reading
Posted Sep 13, 2012 at Hidden In France
Thank you cathy for hosting this giveaway. I wrote a post about it on my blog today :-)
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Yes I could do giveaways of my novel Hidden in Paris on this blog, but I much rather make it an opportunity for you to discover other blogs. I'm going to try to do one giveaway a month starting right... Continue reading
Posted Sep 7, 2012 at Hidden In France
The month of August has been one wild ride. One kid off to college, moving him to his new apartment and saying choked-up good byes. My youngest starting school mid August and having to plunge right back into homework instead... Continue reading
Posted Sep 5, 2012 at Hidden In France
I still get blown away by blogs. Not often. I've become jaded. This is the blog of a French Stylist named Anne Millet. Oh my! I have fallen hard for her universe. I looked at every single page of the... Continue reading
Posted Aug 20, 2012 at Hidden In France
Paris, I take back every complaint I had about your weather. Now I think back with fondness about all that rain and bluster. Where I live now is SO HOT that by the time the clock marks 9 am I’m... Continue reading
Posted Aug 13, 2012 at Hidden In France
I grew up in Paris and I believe I know a quite a few things about rain. Rain, I used to think, is a piece of #@&%, meant to ruin everybody's fun. Now I live in Los Angeles and let... Continue reading
Posted Aug 5, 2012 at Hidden In France
Why should there even be such a thing as a Francophile? Is to be assumed that when you’re not a Francophile you automatically at risk of being a Francophobe? Non-fiction books about the French culture, those that put the French... Continue reading
Posted May 31, 2012 at Hidden In France
When I work on my novel for hours it begins to feel as though it is more real than real life. As though all that's around me feels like a fiction. That gets kinda weird. (schizophrenic weird?) I was in... Continue reading
Posted May 16, 2012 at Hidden In France