I'm very excited to announce that The Feminist Book Club (The FBC) will be meeting every month in the Shakespeare and Company bookshop, as of the 16th September. So what better moment to share with you the origins of The FBC and how you can become a part of it!Read More
I came across an article in The Local this past week, where a bilingual British / French person took a few quirks from each culture to assess whether they embraced said quirk or not. After 9 years of life in France, I decided to write my own answers because it was the opportunity to something fun basically. Here goes...
1 - Not being able to go without a cup of tea. Ever.
I'm going to assume that the author of the original piece was referring to a builder's brew in which case... I'm OK if I don't have one of those on a regular basis. Give me a flat white (oat milk) or an infusion over a builder's brew every time. It's only when I go back to the U.K. that I find myself desperate for a cup of Earl Grey - weird right?
France - 1 Britain - 0Read More
Have you heard of the French actor, Béatrice Dalle? I discovered her - as a French student at university - in the Claire Denis film “Trouble Every Day”, which gave me nightmares. Thanks to Twitter, I came across a Guardian interview with her yesterday and it is full of magnificent soundbites…Read More
This independent bookstore, located on the left bank of Paris, is a wet dream for literary lovers. For those of you who have read Ernest Hemingway’s “A Moveable Feast” then you’ve already been introduced to its first incarnation.
It was 1919 when the American Sylvia Beach opened up on 8 rue Dupuytren, in the 6th district of Paris. Three years later, needing more space, she moved around the corner to rue de l’Odéon before closing down in 1941 due to the German occupation.Read More
You will all have heard (or seen) by now that The Hoxton group has opened up its latest space in Paris. Their fourth hotel has plenty of square meters to play around with - makes total sense when you consider that its location (Sentier) was formerly the industrial are of the French capital...Read More