NEXT MEETING: January 9, 2006 AND EVERY SECOND TUESDAY OF THE MONTH, 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
This is your opportunity to meet every month, often with local professionals who can answer your Living and Investing in France questions. You are invited to come for drinks and share your questions and comments about what it takes to create a life here, own property and enjoy what France has to offer. It is also an opportunity to network with other Parler Paris readers.
*Special Note: Anyone attending Parler Paris Après Midi must be willing to have their photograph taken and a brief description written about them for publishing in Parler Paris. Your presence indicates your willingness to participate.
Upstairs at La Pierre du Marais
96, rue des Archives at the corner of rue de Bretagne, 75003 Paris Métro Lines 9, 3 et 11, stations Temple, République or Arts et Métiers
coming year's meetings...
OF December 12, 2006
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Mary Louise Sillman, came stocked with a large assortment of her beautiful beaded jewelry and fun greeting cards she had made of a Paris skyline to sell for the holidays. I scarfed up a couple packs of cards and necklaces while I had the opportunity. (Email her at firstname.lastname@example.org to get your own cards and order up her creations!)
Psychotherapist Dale Novick Gaber is back in town for a few weeks, staying in Le Provençal and loving being back in Paris after a very hard year cleaning up home after Katrina.
Musician Aldridge Hansberry is a long-time resident of Paris and is trying now to connect with the Anglophone community here. She's got upcoming gigs with her group, Hot Chills, at Les 7 Lézards for all to enjoy. Visit http://www.7lezards.com for more information.
Daniele Auvray is a Parisian who has lived in Japan for 30 years, but comes home to her apartment in the Montparnasse area from time to time to get her "fix" of Paris. She hopes to rent her apartment there when she's in Japan after a bit of renovation.
Kate Daoud is a neighbor with a little shop on rue Picardie that sells hand-made goods from Tunisia called "Comptoirs de Carthage." She brought along with her a friend, David Lawton, who is just visiting from London.
Film festival director and journalist Richard Mowe stopped in after a long hiatus.We hadn't seen Tom Regan for a long time, either...continued to be charmed by Paris and loving his apartment on rue Saint Paul.
Jeanne Velu is celebrating the 20th year of her newly purchased relocation company, http://relocationez.com/ (the oldest in Paris). Yaël Menasse Friedberg came to Paris to start working after getting her degree, married a Frenchman and is now taking care of her 3-year old baby.
Susan Tate, James Hahn and Linda Stevenson finally found the right time to be in Paris to come to Après Midi. All three are working on a project for the U.S. Department of State to complete a commemorative publication about the restoration of the Hôtel de Talleyrand for the 2007 60th anniversary of the Marshall Plan, administered from that building. Linda says she'd love to move here permanently if she could.
(Drinks) Sprawls left the Margaritas home in lieu of flyers
and coasters promoting his exclusive distributorship of blender drinks
"en France." Ask him about his Egg Nog for
the holidays by visiting http://www.daviddrinks.com
Mary Ellen Gallagher has become a "habitué" at Après Midi. She will take a short repose in the States for the holidays but will be back for more adventures mid January.
Allan Smid didn't want his photo taken this time around, but at least I captured a good shot of his hands! He likes to meet people, drink coffee and find good conversation.
Patricia Laplante-Collins, of Paris Soirées, as always, was present with her pup, Eve. Have you seen her new and larger apartment yet? Check her site at http://www.parissoirees.com for the line up of future events...
Old friend, Diana Smith, sauntered in late but happily -- now that she's spending more time at home and loving it.
Parler Paris staff member Lynda Sydney was on hand to say hello and get to know each other. Lynda is back for a bit from Toronto after five months but leaving again this week. She will be missed.