September 21, 2015

Life. Right Now.

In the 15ème, our new quartier. #lifeinFrance #Paris

Just a few things to share...

First, we would appreciate your help.

We're moving next month with a chihuahua who will celebrate his 15th birthday in January, so we would love any recommendations from our Paris friends for a good dog vet, especially one located in or close to the 15ème arrondissement.

Merci in advance, from Tico and from us!


Secondly, I was on the radio!

Last July I had the pleasure of meeting Poppy Tooker, the brilliant woman who produces the Louisiana Eats! show on NPR in New Orleans. She was visiting Paris with my friend, Peter Patout, and I had planned to show the two of them around some of the great places to eat in the Marais. We were to meet on what turned out to be one of the hottest summer days that Paris had ever experienced, and when I showed up to collect them, all sweaty and disheveled, Poppy took one look at me and asked if I wanted a cocktail. Made with lots and lots of ice.
Right then and there I knew that this woman was a kindred spirit.
She went straight into the kitchen and mixed up a batch of drinks made with icy cold vodka and San Pellegrino Limonata. One of those and I felt like a new woman!

After cooling down, we decided to do the sensible thing and spend the afternoon inside, enjoying cold drinks and the refreshingly cool, air conditioned apartment they had rented (a rarity in Paris!). The Marais would have to wait.

Chocolates at Jacques Genin

We met the next morning and spent a few hours wandering around the 3ème arrondissement, chatting, nibbling, meeting the commerçants and lingering in every air conditioned shop we could find, then followed it up with lunch at a local Moroccan place.

Poppy shared our experience on her radio show on Saturday. I was super nervous to hear how I would sound on air, but was pleasantly surprised. Did she use some sort of magical computer program to make my voice sound better? I wish I knew.

If you're interested in listening, here's the link.

Italian cured ham aged in a thick coating of pink peppercorns and slices of dried garlic. I can't wait to try it!  At Caractère de Cochon. #Paris

Finally, and yes, I know how glaringly obvious this sounds, moving sucks.

There's just SO much to organize and it seems like we're spending almost every single waking moment dealing with the To Do List.
As of this afternoon though, I think we're finally on top of it. Phew!

Looking forward to our new view!

La Tour Eiffel

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anne said...

Take a look here. I may be able to get updates from friends. You can always email me.

melinda said...

New Orleans people always end up being kindred spirits (who enjoy spirits!) glad y'all have a place in my favorite city ...and a great view, evidently.......we'll be there on thursday & it seems there's a fete de gastronomie....well, yay...we've rented an apt on rue Montorgueil (yay again) above a wine shop & across the street from a cheese shop...I'm in heaven

CWolfe said...

All the best and buena suerte!!!!

Jennifer said...

Thank you, Anne! I really appreciate the link.

I hope you had (or are still having) a wonderful time in Paris! Sounds like you chose a perfect spot. :)

City Slicker said...

Bonjour Jennifer,

From the quiet restfulness of the rural south, to the active seacoast and cow traversed fields of the northwest, to the ultimate destination, the final stop on your journey, the gourmand's playground, the architectural historian's library, the pedestrian's paradise, Paris. You are finally home, where your heart has for many years carried you in your thoughts and your travels. Welcome home.


Jennifer said...

What a lovely comment! Thank you. :)