Après Midi

Meeting of December 13, 2016

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Après Midi - Paris, France

Après Midi - Paris, France

Après Midi - Paris, France

Après Midi - Paris, France

Après Midi - Paris, France

Après Midi - Paris, France

Après Midi - Paris, France

Après Midi - Paris, France

Après Midi - Paris, France

Après Midi - Paris, France

Après Midi - Paris, France

Après Midi - Paris, France

Après Midi - Paris, France

Après Midi - Paris, France

Après Midi - Paris, France

Après Midi - Paris, France

 

Lisa Anselmo - My (Part-Time) Paris Life: How Running Away Brought Me Home

Author and many hat-wearing Lisa Anselmo had a record-breaking turnout with more than 60 attendees to hear her speak about her "Part-Time Paris Life" -- and "how running away brought her home"...to Paris, that is. She struck the chord with so many in the room who had gone through so much of the same yin-yang feelings about their lives in Paris and questioned why Paris has such a strong attraction. This is a question I've asked myself many thousands of times -- in fact almost daily.

Lisa was animated and fun to hear all about how when she lost her mother, she lost herself and how purchasing an apartment in Paris, in spite of the trials and tribulations involving a leak from a neighbor that cost her many thousands of euros and 18 months of being homeless, she found her true home and her true self. She gave her five philosophies on how to find happiness, how to be bold and realize your own greatness…all the things she discovered via her Paris life.

Lisa asked me to go ahead and answer the question: "What was it about Paris that made you want to live here?" All I could offer up was, "It's inexplicable." Many attendees had their own experiences to add to the conversation. It’s personal for each, but there are many commonalities upon which all could agree.

Lisa ended with signing a dozen books and a great time was had by all!  

A special thanks goes to Pamela Leavy who painted a portrait of me on a greeting card!

In attendance were:

•    Adam and Kathryn Locke
•    Anastasia Gurvich
•    Barney Kirchhoff
•    Beverly Novotney
•    Dale Gaber
•    Dolores Lilley
•    Eileen Walker
•    Eva Marsh Ferziger
•    Frederick Gazzoli
•    Gail Aboudara
•    Gany Dickson
•    Jane Currie
•    Janet Brune
•    Judy Barsky
•    Kandi Javali
•    Karen and Hal Phillips
•    Katen Reeves
•    Kein Cross
•    Keith Bohan
•    Krista Bender
•    Lily Heise
•    Linda Hervieux
•    Margo Deley
•    Maureen Miller
•    Medora Kaltenbach
•    Nancy Kissock
•    Pam Perry
•    Pamela and Jim Leavy
•    Patricia Evert
•    Patricia Wilson
•    Patty Sadauskas
•    Rachael Rogers
•    Rachel Levin
•    Ralph and Ellen Campbell
•    Shauna Hankoff
•    Simon and Donna of White Church Consulting
•    Sue Otto
•    Summer Allman
•    Tom Reeves
•    Vincent Menill
•    Wani
•    Plus others who did not sign in!

Après Midi - Paris, France

Après Midi - Paris, France

Après Midi - Paris, France

Après Midi - Paris, France

Après Midi - Paris, France

Après Midi - Paris, France

Après Midi - Paris, France

Après Midi - Paris, France

Après Midi - Paris, France

Après Midi - Paris, France