Never Taking Paris for Granted
Parler Paris Previews…
Wednesday, October 25, 2006
FRENCH PROPERTY INSIDER SPECIAL OFFER…
Subscribe now — offer ends October 31, 2006
Dear Parler Paris Reader,
Living in the City of Light isn’t all it’s cracked up to be…that is, unless you can stay a tourist the rest of your life. It’s just that at this time of year, when Paris becomes a cultural Mecca, those of us who can’t take advantage of the 35-hour work week (most self-employed or workaholic Americans) can get awfully depressed thinking about all there is going on culturally that we might be missing.
It’s the reason we moved here in the first place. Then not long after we settled in, we moved on to more normal lives, doing what we do every day to earn our livings and/or raise our kids…and we find ourselves without the time to really enjoy the city’s many museums, exhibits, fairs, etc. (although, let’s face it, just a stroll across Paris can be satisfying enough!).
If you work hard in Paris, prepare to play hard. If you’re not making dinner reservations, you’ll be making a dinner party. If you’re not getting tickets to the latest opera, you’ll be getting tickets to the Métro. If you’re not shopping for sexy lingerie, you’ll be shopping for hardware in the basement of the BHV. No matter what, you won’t have a moment to spare, but you won’t care. You’re in Paris.
Many years ago walking long-side a man crossing the Champs de Mars in front of Ecole Militaire, with the Eiffel Tower silhouetted against a bright pink sky, not one time did this man glance over to take in the beauty of the scene. I thought to myself, may this never happen to me — may I never be so jaded as to take this magnificence for granted. Now I find myself talking on the cell phone and not paying attention to much of anything while walking the streets (classic, huh?) for lack of time in the office or at home to make the calls.
HELP! Do we really become so oblivious to all around us once it becomes the norm rather than the new? Practice what I preach. To all of you who have been living in Paris more than a year or two…to all of you who dream of living here full time like the 100,000 plus North Americans (of which only less than one-quarter are registered or bona fide residents), don’t ever let your eyes blur to the fortune we have to be one of the 2.25 million inhabitants who get to finely dine out or dine in, take a velvet seat at the Opera or a hard seat on the Métro, hook on a French lace bra or hook up a new “lave-linge.”
STOP. Read today’s calendar (online late Wednesday evenings, Paris time). Thanks to http://www.paris-update.com, the Insider’s Weekly Guide to the City of Light, not only can you find all there is to do in Paris on the subjects of art, film, music, restaurants, hotels, nightlife, shopping, outings, hot topics and favorites…but now you’ll find the Parler Paris Weekly Community Calendar for English-Speaking Paris there, too!
A few of the things I refuse to miss this weekend are:
For all contemporary art lovers…
For all chocolate lovers…
For all portrait lovers…
Now you’re ready to play hard and play smart…
A la prochaine…
P.S. Parler Parlor is closed November 1st for Toussaint (All Saints Day), but we’ll be open Tuesday evening in spite of Halloween! See http://www.parlerparlor.com for more details.
P.P.S. French Property Insider special offer…Get a free report when you subscribe for two years. Offer expires October 31st. Scroll down for more information or visit /frenchproperty/insider/subscribetofpi.html
The Parler Paris Weekly Community Calendar is a partnership with http://www.Paris-Update.com to provide you with the most up-to-date information about upcoming events related to the Anglophone community in Paris.
We gladly run announcements for non-profit organizations. If you wish your community announcement to be listed, please provide the text in ENGLISH just as you’d like it to appear and send it to: Calendar@ParlerParis.com
We reserve the right to edit as necessary. We cannot promise it will be run if the information is provided in French or if the format is unacceptable. Please use the calendar format as your guide.
Thank you, Adrian
Moving to Paris? Our experienced relocation expert will help make your move easy and hassle-free. We offer complete property consultation and search services…visit
French Property Insider Consultation…your complete solution to finding, buying, renovating or renting your new dream home or apartment in France. /frenchproperty/consultation
This week in French Property Insider…
GET YOUR FREE REPORT WHEN YOU SUBSCRIBE FOR TWO YEARS
Excerpt from Insider Guide to Black Paris
Though born into slavery, Anna Julia Cooper achieved the unimaginable. Not only was she the first Black woman to obtain her doctorate from the Sorbonne in Paris at the tender age of 67 — defended March 23, 1925— but
Living and Investing in France
If you’ve always dreamed of moving to France, starting a new life in Paris, enjoying a “pied-à-terre” of your own part of the year or perhaps investing in property in France, this power-packed seminar is a MUST. Hosted by Adrian Leeds, Editor of the Parler Paris Nouvellettre® and French Property Insider weekly e-zine and John Howell, lead attorney for John Howell & Co.,International Law Partnership, London, this one day in Paris will put you on the right footing to make it happen!
You will learn how to…
* Obtain the Right to Be in France!
For more information and to register visit
Deals exist, if you know how to find them. In fact, there are 7 insider secrets that will have you flying up front, for less — secrets that many airline reservationists and travel agents may never tell you.
If you plan to fly anywhere in the next 12 months — whether it’s for business or pleasure — you need to read this report immediately… while the information is up-to-date. After all, why fly in cramped-up coach… when you could fly in luxury without paying top dollar for it?
To learn more, go here now: http://www.thetravelwriterslife.com/fc/parlerparis
Welcome to your home in Paris. Home is how you will feel in a private apartment in Paris that has the “seal of approval” from Parler Paris Apartments and me, Adrian Leeds.
Parler Paris Apartments offers high quality accommodations to make your stay in the City of Light as enjoyable and memorable as possible. We at Parler Paris know each and every apartment owner or manager personally, and stand behind the quality of those we represent. We understand your needs and desires, all the small details that make a rental apartment a warm and welcoming home – and a much better alternative to an impersonal hotel!
Parler Paris Apartments is administered and serviced by the same great team as Parler Paris, French Property Insider and French Property Consultation. You can trust that Parler Paris Apartments and all those with whom it is associated will do their best for your 100% guaranteed satisfaction.
The next gathering is November 14, 2006
>So mark your calendars to be sure not to miss it! See /parlerparis/apresmidi.html for more details.
Practice speaking French and English. Make friends, discuss interesting topics, learn about other cultures, progress in understanding and speaking, naturally and easily. Meets three times a week — come as often as you like!
NEW TUESDAY LOCATION IN LE MARAIS!
* Wednesdays 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. and
Never Taking Paris for Granted
This entry was posted in 2006, Parler Paris and tagged 10-page report, Adrian Leeds, Black, Black Paris, Black woman, bright pink sky, Community Calendar, complete property consultation, december 31st jeu, Du Louvre October, Ecole Militaire, Eiffel Tower, English-Speaking Paris, fpi subscribers, France Real Estate, FREE copy, FREE REPORT, French lace bra, French Property Consultation, Guide, information, Insider Guide, Insider Special Offer, Insider weekly e-zine, John Howell, Law Partnership, Le Marais, Leeds® Adrian Leeds, man glance, October, Other Investment Property, Paris, Paris Métro Temple, Paris time, Paris Weekly Community, parler paris, parler paris apartments, Parler Paris Après, Parler Paris classifieds, Parler Paris Email, Parler Paris Nouvellettre®, parler paris reader, Parler Parlor, property consultation, Property Insider Consultation, Real Estate Seminar, regular subscription price, special report, tuesday location, visit, Weekly Community Calendar. Bookmark the permalink.