Folks & Sparrows

If you lived in Brooklyn or New York circa 2001-2008 during the French bistro craze (Pastis, Balthazar) you remember Sunday brunch at Bar Tabac on Smith Street. Michael Arenella’s 1920s jazz band, steak frites, escargot, moule frites, fountains of Ricard, and blocked streets for Bastille celebrations. It was loud, lively, and ...

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Weekend Reading

  I am so glad the weekend is finally here! The past two weeks have been jam-packed with a trip to Florence to help a friend, a sick baby that SOS medicine says has une angine (strep throat), work for my book, and MANNA. Honestly I cannot complain, ...

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Take It Easy! Order Take Out in Paris!

Something I miss about life in New York City (that I’ll complain about to anyone who’ll listen) is the ease and variety of ordering takeout. There’s just something about being able to go online and order whatever you’re craving, whatever the hour. In Paris, there aren’t many options if you want to sit on your butt and have ...

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Kid Rock

Park Slope Rock School Paris (PSRS) started as an underground band class appealing to a handful of expat parents with aspiring Joan Jetts and Jimmy Pages running around the house. It has exploded into a raging, seventy-student music program pushing out the next generation of Parisian rockers. Created in 2008 by then ...

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MANNA is here!

Today’s the day! I am so excited to launch MANNA Paris for fellow English-speaking women and mothers abroad and our Francophile friends back in the home country. I have been dreaming this up for a year. And like all journeys and adventures in life, over the months and months I took some ...

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