Hey there. Life is chaotic and stressful right now, non? It's been ages since I've had time to write, but I wanted to reach out now because, well, here we are. Colin and I are currently safe and healthy, albeit terrified... for ourselves, our loved ones, our neighbors, and all the health care workers, janitors, … Continue reading Solidarité


Time has snuck up on me. Colin and I have been in St. Louis for more than six months now, which means we're knee-deep in the minutiae of Real Life. As much as I still miss Paris, it now feels like a world away. The longer we're away, the harder it is to imagine going … Continue reading J’arrive!

Chez moi

Earlier this summer, while missing Paris a little more than usual, I pulled up our old neighborhood on Google Maps and reminisced about our favorite places. I used to be able to recite all the names of the bridges over the Seine, in order, from the Pont de Sully near the Canal Saint-Martin to the … Continue reading Chez moi

Reluctant self-improvement: or, trying to parler français in St. Louis

Shout out to this blog for holding me accountable! Remember when I told you I'd definitely keep up my French lessons à Saint Louis, if for no other reason than providing entertaining blog fodder? Well, I arrived, and I looked into affordable options, and I found exactly one—a meet-up group that gets together for two … Continue reading Reluctant self-improvement: or, trying to parler français in St. Louis