Wednesday, September 15, 2004
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Dear Parler Paris Reader,
I stepped off the plane from Washington, DC directly into this month’s Parler Paris Après Midi and an impromptu hair cut! No joke!
We had a large turnout of both regulars and newcomers. Newcomer and Danish native Hans Henrick, a master coiffeur, whose clients include Vogue, Marie Claire, Elle, Yves Saint Laurent, Yohji Yammamoto and Louis Vuitton, spontaneously gave us all a demonstration of his extraordinary talents with me as “Guinea pig!” He turned a frumpy mess of locks into wild sensation! — a real first for our monthly gathering and a special treat for me.
Hans has just launched a new 24-hour VIP service to give you a new style and re-look at your hotel, apartment or wherever you’re staying, any time of day! How cool is that? The complete story of yesterday’s Après Midi complete with photos can be found at /parlerparis/apresmidi.html To contact Hans Henrick for your new do, visit http://www.hanshenrick.com, or email him at [email protected]
Tonight is the opening night for cocktails at Paris Network, Patricia Laplante-Collins newest networking idea — a place to make business contacts, seek career opportunities and explore self-development outlets. Madeleine Barchevska, an award-winning International Coach and Trainer, is tonight’s guest speaker. Be there at 6:30 p.m., 14 rue Saint-Louis en l’Ile, but be sure to reserve first by contacting Patricia at 01 43 26 12 88 or email [email protected]
Saturday, Parler Parlor is celebrating La Rentrée with a “Quiche Feast” for just 7 Euros per Person. Come for conversation at 11 a.m. (at Eurocentres, 13 passage Dauphine), then stay for lunch and sign up that day with a big discount. Scroll down for more information or visit the site at http://www.parlerparlor.com
For music maniacs, Saturday is also the annual Techno Parade starting 12 noon at Montparnasse slowly working through the city to arrive at place de la Bastille at 8 p.m. Then the real fun begins and expect festivities to last until 2 a.m. Visit http://www.technopol.net or http://www.paris.fr/fr/culture/actualites/Technopoles/default.asp for more information.
This weekend also marks the annual Les Journées Européennes du Patrimoine, each year more successful than the last. The city invites the public to visit spaces not normally open to such scrutiny!…l’Hôtel de Ville, private mansions, museums and churches, and also swimming pools, aqueducts, and strolls along the canals. A guided visit of the Ecluses (locks) along Canal Saint Denis is offered on Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m. to 12 noon an 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Visit http://www.paris.fr/fr/culture/actualites/Journees_patrimoine_2004/default.asp for more information and pick up a free special supplement to Le Parisien available throughout Paris and at the welcome desk at the Hôtel de Ville, access at 5, rue Lobau. Watch Friday’s newsletter for more information, too.
For serious move-goers and fans of the underground, “Police in Paris have discovered a fully equipped cinema-cum-restaurant in a large and previously uncharted cavern underneath the capital’s chic 16th arrondissement,” wrote The Guardian (London) journalist Jon Henley last week. “Officers admit they are at a loss to know who built or used one of Paris’s most intriguing recent discoveries.”
“There the police found a full-sized cinema screen, projection equipment, and tapes of a wide variety of films, including 1950s film noir classics and more recent thrillers. None of the films were banned or even offensive, the spokesman said. A smaller cave next door had been turned into an informal restaurant and bar. There were bottles of whisky and other spirits behind a bar, tables and chairs, a pressure-cooker for making couscous.”
To read the entire amazing story from September 8th, visit http://www.guardian.co.uk/international/story/0,,1299444,00.html
It’s not unusual for the average Parisian or tourist to spend time in Paris underground — in the Métro, winding the tunnels of the Catacombs, visiting “Les Egouts” or shopping at Les Halles, but…”You guys have no idea what’s down there.”
A la prochaine…
P.S. A technical glitch prevented Monday’s photo of Ruth Mastron and Mascot Peppy Le Pew to come through. To see the photo and read the newsletter, visit /parlerparis/issues/pparis13-9-04.html
P.P.S. On another technical note — a virus struck my email yesterday, so for any of you who may have emailed me betw
een Monday and Tuesday, September 13 and 14, please resend it if it was important.
P.P.P.S. More technologically speaking — I just installed a special phone line that enables me to make calls at 3 cents a minute anywhere in the world using my broadband Internet connection (and less depending on the call plan)! Now you can call from the U.S. or Canada to a U.S. number and reach me here in Paris! This is even cheaper than dialing within Paris using France Telecom. With a referral from me, you’ll get a credit for one free month of service! All you have to do is email me at [email protected] for more information.
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Thank you, Adrian
COMEDY IN SEPTEMBER AT HOTEL DU NORD
Phil Kay September 19, 20 and 21
Tickets on the night 20 euros, advance payment 17 euros
ONE WORLD ACTORS PRODUCTIONS
From September 15th, 7 p.m. and every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday
AU BEC FIN Theatre
From September 21st, 7 p.m. and every Tuesday
From October 19th, 9 p.m. and every Tuesday
THEATRE Darius Milhaud
MOVING PARTS PLAY READINGS IN ENGLISH
Carr’s Pub & Restaurant
3rd October Lance Tait (TBA)
THE AMERICAN LIBRARY IN PARIS PRESENTS EVENINGS WITH AN AUTHOR
Sponsored by the Annenberg Foundation
Vernissage and Discussion with Vincent Chenille, with Pierre Rodiac
To commemorate the anniversary of Ian Fleming’s death in 1964, Vincent Chenille, for nearly 20 years a collector of print materials on Bond and Fleming, will present an evening devoted to the discovery of the rather flamboyant creator of Bond, his years in the British Secret Service and in journalism, and how Fleming’s real-life background influenced British spy 007’s universe.
This presentation is free and open to the public.
For more information, please call 01 53 59 12 60 or e-mail [email protected]
We invite those of you in the Paris area to mark your calendars now for the Grand Launch of:
Sheets for Men Only
Twelve of the 25 contributors live in the Paris region. Many will be reading from their work and autographing books that will be available for purchase. Refreshments will be served.
RSVP is necessary for entry
Those of you in the Washington, DC area, we have a reading/reception scheduled for Thursday, October the 7th, 5:30-8:30 p.m.
Sheets for Men Only will be available for purchase at the press club.
RSVP: [email protected]
CARA BLACK AUTHOR OF “MURDER IN THE MARAIS” SPEAKS
Reading and discussion with mystery writer Cara Black, author of Murder in the Marais,” “Murder in the Sentier,” “Murder in Belleville” and “Murder in the Bastille.”
September 29, 8-10 p.m.
September 30, 7:30 p.m.
October 3, 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, September 23, 2004
SEPTEMBER CONCERTS AT LES 7 LÉZARDS
Rex Foster + Kerry Getz
Parler Paris Après-Midi /parlerparis/apresmidi.html
NEXT MEETING: October 12th, 2004 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 Working and Living 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.
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
PARIS SOIRÉE DINNERS EVERY SUNDAY
Patricia Laplante-Collins has international dinner parties on the Ile St-Louis. She hosts a 21st Century Paris Salon where you meet interesting people in Paris and have a lot of fun. There is always a Guest speaker, perhaps a Writer, Actor, Historian — you name it, Patricia hosts them all. For reservations or to be on the mailing list: call 01 43 26 12 88 or write [email protected]
PARIS NETWORK COCKTAILS EVERY WEDNESDAY
Hosted by Patricia Laplante-Collins…Paris Networking cocktail and speaker beginning September 15th, Wednesdays 6:30pm. Make contacts for business, career opportunities, self-development.
Wednesday 15 September at 18h30
Often what is holding us back from realizing opportunities, seizing the moment, finding the right path is OURSELVES.
About Madeleine BARCHEVSKA Madeleine Barchevska, M.A., is an award winning international executive coach and trainer. She is a specialist in teaching communication skills and public speaking. Each client learns through the wisdom and skill of her evolved educational methods and practices. Barchevska¹s vision is to create sustainable personal development² for each client.
GOOD WINE. GREAT CANAPES!
Have your portrait painted or photographed by American Portrait Artists, Kathy Burke and Theodore D. Robinson.
Paint or Draw Portraits and Self Portraits with American Portrait
245 Euros 3-hour private session
For more information, [email protected]
Parler Parlor French-English Conversation Group
Celebrating our 7th Year in Paris
NEXT SPECIAL EVENT
La Rentrée Saturday, September 18, 2004, 11 a.m.
Quiche Feast (Quiche, Salad, Dessert, Wine and Soft Drinks)
Eurocentres, 13, passage Dauphine, 6th
Plus, Sign-Up That Day and Save! –
Join us at the Parler Parlor conversation group in Paris France for
PARLOR TIMES — 3 TIMES A WEEK IN TWO LOCATIONS
Tuesdays 6:30 to 8 p.m.
Wednesdays 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturdays 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
MEMBERSHIP AND GENERAL INFORMATION
mail: [email protected]
LES JOURNÉES EUROPÉENNES DU PATRIMOINE
The annual Les Journées Européennes du Patrimoine, each year more successful than the last. The city invites the public to visit spaces not normally open to such scrutiny!…l’Hôtel de Ville, private mansions, museums and churches, and also swimming pools, aquaducts, and strolls along the canals.
A guided visit of the Ecluses (locks) along Canal Saint Denis is offered on Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m. to 12 noon an 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Visit http://www.paris.fr/fr/culture/actualites/Journees_patrimoine_2004/visites_insolites.asp for more information.
LA NUIT BLANCHE: 3rd edition
Techno Parade Saturday, September 18th
For more information, visit http://www.technopol.net or http://www.paris.fr/fr/culture/actualites/Technopoles/default.asp
FÊTE DES JARDINS
The public is invited to visit with gardeners, landscape designers, lecturers, organizers of City of paris who will share their know-how and creativity. Take part in special activities at all the gardens and parks — many exceptionally opened to the public.
Tuesday, September 21, 7 PM
Tuesday, September 28, 8 PM
Thursday, September 30, 6:30 PM
Tuesday, October 5, at 7 PM
Tuesday, October 12, at 8 PM
Saturday, October 16, at 6 PM
Wednesday, October 20, at 8 PM
Thursday, October 28, at 8 PM
RSVP for dinners
Tuesday, September 28, at 8 PM
Tuesday, October 12, at 8 PM
Wednesday, October 20, at 8 PM Women’s Caucus Dinner
Thursday, October 28, at 8 PM
Contribution 100 Euros per Person or more is welcome!
e la Fontaine, 75016, Paris.
On September 18, people in more than 100 cities across the U.S. will be gathering to run, walk and bike against Bush. Come join the Paris group!
Where: meet at the foot of the Eiffel Tower (near the pilier nord)
We’ll jog down the rive gauche of the Seine, cross in front of Notre Dame and then loop back up the rive droite, passing through the courtyard of the Louvre and the Tuileries gardens to finish at Concorde.
Please be sure to join online in advance so that you receive your “Run Against Bush” t-shirt in time for the jog. Visit http://www.runagainstbush.org!
FIRST ANNUAL WICE BOOK FAIR BENEFIT
Do you have books to donate? Contribute your books to the Fair and we will pick them up!
Biggest English-Language Weekend Book Fair in Paris
Saturday, October 16th from 2:00 p.m. to 9 p.m. (auction at 6:00)
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