Friday, January 11, 2008


"C'est un sacre nom ç dangereux!" (Translation: "That's one heck of a name...and dangerous!) This being the owner's response to hearing that my name is Eve. Gotta love it.

I ate at a tiny little place (and I mean, like, 5 tables...) just by the apartment called Couleurs de Vigne. The walls are covered in bottles of all kinds. You can get a glass of any of the wines he has for 2, 50 euros! And if you like it, you can buy it since it is quite affordable. I enjoyed a Cassoulet au Confit de Canard, which was a perfect dish for a wet, dark, and dreary day. And what wine did I enjoy with this classic dish? A St.Emilion (a small village in the Bordeaux region). I could not resist the pear tart for dessert, so I enjoyed that as well. And un café, bien sur!

I had such a lovely time. Being by myself, the owner brought me a newspaper while I waited for my food and we also chatted a bit. Turns out his brother lives in L.A., though it didn't seem like he visited him much. He addressed me by my name the entire rest of my time there and held the door and shook my hand on my way out. I'll be going back!
Last night I ate at the Bistrot d'Hubert with my aunt. There is a little bar area that looks over the kitchen, with three table settings. My aunt and I sat there, perched above the extremely well organized kitchen and chefs. The whole meal was delicious. I began with some foie gras and followed that with a Dos de Morue (a white fish)...and then some chocolate wonderfulness.

My days have been filled with exploring Paris even more, which means walking a lot! I've been figuring out the bus system as well and find that more enjoyable than the metro since you get to see everything!

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Beautiful Day

Yesterday was a beautiful day - one of those days when you fall in love with Paris all over again.

Sunday, January 6, 2008

One Week

One week since I have been in Paris and I have unfortunately been fighting a cold the entire time. After New Years, my cold progressed and I spent a few days and nights with a fever and body aches. I am feeling better now, though my sniffles and cough continue.

I made it out yesterday and wandered around the 6th, past Notre Dame, and to L'Hotel de Ville. The weather is in the 40's and overcast with the occasional rainfall. Below, is a photo I took of a scene I found to be so Parisien.

Finding a job is proving to be more challenging than I had thought. I was being my American, optomistic self. It's not what you know, but who you know, which seems to work best so reaching out to those I know here will be step one.