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PARIS: How to celebrate the 4th of July in the French capital

Culture By 21 August, 2017 No Comments

What do Americans in Paris do on July 4th? I can’t speak for everyone, but I eat a burger. In years past, I’d invite friends for a hamburger dinner, complete with all the ‘fixins’: bacon, cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, mayonnaise, mustard, ketchup, relish…and serve them with cole slaw and potato chips. It wasn’t so easy to organize at the time — buns were hard to find and American style bacon was a specialty item. Even the cheese squares were not an ordinary item on the grocery store shelf.

PARIS: Language Group to improve your French or English

Culture By 7 July, 2017 No Comments

Join the Parler Parlor Conversation Group in Paris for free-form conversation with native French and English speakers.  Practice speaking 45 minutes in French, 45 minutes in English. Make friends, discuss interesting topics, learn about other cultures, progress in understanding and speaking, naturally and easily, in groups of 6 to 8, each in its own acoustically sound private room.

PARIS: Haircut at home

Culture By 29 June, 2017 No Comments

by Adrian Leeds

This one was ‘spur of the moment’ — he had a time slot, I had a time slot, and here he came up the stairs with his new pup on a leash and his equipment: comb/cape/scissors. Having one’s haircut on the street (or in your own apartment for which I opted), dry, with no equipment other than Kanu Saul, the “Hair Cowboy” (also known as “Picasso of Hair” or “Genius with Scissors”) is one of those nutty, fun experiences everyone should do at least once. But watch out, you may get addicted to Kanu.