I was in Chicago this past weekend, and one of the highlights was going to Alinea Group’s latest restaurant, Roister. Alinea Group owners – Chef Grant Achatz and Nick Kokonas opened Roister only a couple of months ago, and have been getting rave reviews. I was actually hoping to get a reservation at Alinea, and was … Continue reading Ready to Roister?!
Bonjour everyone – as many of you know I was in New York last week. I just got back to Paris yesterday morning, and this morning I’d gotten on the train and left Paris again for yet another week of traveling – this time to South of France and Rome. I wasn’t sure if I … Continue reading New York vs Paris
Hi everyone – it’s hard to believe that I’m half way done on my big summer adventure. I have now been in Paris for five weeks, and I have another month to go. Starting next week, I am entering the second phase of my trip. This week is my last week at school (which I’ll talk … Continue reading Mid-Term Grade …
So I’m in Paris… now what?! This question came to mind a lot at the end of my second week here. I ended up asking the “What do I do now?” almost every day. On purpose, I only signed up to do 20 hours a week of language school. So I’m in school from Monday through Friday from … Continue reading So I’m in Paris … now what?! Did you say Starbucks?
Hi all – I started writing this last week, but didn’t get to finish it… These are just some thoughts I have on my ‘first’ impressions I got about Paris and Parisians since I got here (it’s my 3rd week now). Funny how though I have been here multiple times before, I had never really noticed some … Continue reading Paris ~ first impressions!
Language is the armory of the human mind, and at once contains the trophies of its past and the weapons of its future conquests. Samuel Taylor Coleridge Hi everyone – it’s been a week since I started going to the language school. The language school I am going to is called Language Studies International (LSI). … Continue reading Pardon my French!
When I was thinking of doing a “blog”, my concern was whether or not I’d feel restricted and would have to censor myself. Because it’s one thing to post things on Facebook… Facebook – to me – I’ve made a decision to make it more about “happy” and generally positive things. But for other things … Continue reading Grading my first week in Paris…