Monthly Archives: November 2012

The Anti-Amélie Syndrome

I have always had Amélie-like  tendencies.  Wait…you all know Amélie right?  That adorably sympathetic character played by Audrey Tautou in the movie Le Fabuleux Destin d’Amélie Poulain.  She decides to devote her life to the people around her after one rewarding encounter that would change her destiny. I have worked with UNICEF and The Red Cross […]

A Thanksgiving Feast in Paris

And so I got to have my Thanksgiving meal after all albeit one day late! To our luck, we found an American restaurant in Paris that was serving a Thanksgiving menu on Thursday 22nd and Friday 23rd! Joe Allen’s is quintessentially American in that understated, cozy kind of way.  Brick walls are punctuated by photographs […]

Thank God its Friday!

This illustration pretty much captures how I feel today.  Depleted, exhausted, sleep-deprived and lacking work-life balance big time!  In between the long hours at work and the apartment move, I want to do the chicken dance that its finally Friday…except Im too tired to do that either!  Here I sit quietly counting down the hours until N […]

Happy Thanksgiving

Since I left my life in the US in 2008, I have been back to visit at least once every single year and serendipituously always in the Fall.  I am missing my New York fix this year and have this insatiable hunger for that feeling of Fall that can only be truly felt in New […]

Its beginning to look a lot like Christmas…

I had to share this stunning photo with you.  I took this while shopping in Galeries Lafayette this past weekend.  Suddenly, the feeling of Christmas is everywhere… chestnuts are roasting on the corner of every street and lights are illuminating Paris’ wide avenues.  There is so much magic in this season and the lights are making me […]

Love, Mama xx

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