Totally Frenched Out

From the blogger formerly known as Samdebretagne

Monday, June 9, 2008

Today was the most gorgeous day yet of my stay so far in Paris, and I had the good fortune of being able to take advantage of it by meeting up with Leesa from News from France. We met up at the Starbucks Montparnasse (where else would two Americans in Paris go?), and then Leesa kindly indulged me in my search for a new scarf and a purse. I had a great time exploring the neighborhood and chatting about tout et rien. Leesa just exudes positive energy and that's exactly the kind of person I need to be around right now. Plus, I think I've found the one person in France who can fit more American food into their suitcase after a trip home than I can. *S* And she brought me muffins! What's not to love?

Seriously though, what would I have done without my blog and all the great people I've met through it? And just think of everyone else there's left to meet (though the extremely wonderful & fabulous K&K picnic this Saturday should take care of a lot them). Come on people, be there or be square!



Blogger kim said...

Alas, I will be square, as I will have yet more finals next week. And then we are heading back to the states for a couple weeks. But I do intend on getting to Paris again soon (it's been so long), and I do intend on getting to meet the woman behind the blog!

June 9, 2008 at 10:39 PM  
Blogger Le Tigre in France said...

Wish I could come but the train tickets are just too expensive unless I buy them a month in advance! Tant pis! (right expression?) I hope they have another event sometime soonish..

June 9, 2008 at 10:39 PM  
Blogger Leesa said...

Awww, thanks for the kind words, Sam!! It was a treat to meet you today, in person... after reading your blog for so long and already feeling that I knew you!! Hehe!! It seems like Paris really suits you and that you will have a GREAT time living there... It's sooo great to have friends all around, isn't it? It just makes life that much brighter... Thanks again for the great day! It was really a lot of fun.. I just love exploring.. That Bon Marche' is something else, though, isn't it!! See you soon... Have a nice day tomorrow... Ciao, Leesa

June 9, 2008 at 10:59 PM  
Blogger Jennie said...

Paris is too far away and too expensive for me. :( When are y'all coming to Annecy??? It's prettier down here!

June 9, 2008 at 11:15 PM  
Blogger Victoria said...

Sounds like you had fun, it nice to see all of the bloggers i read are meeting up!

June 10, 2008 at 2:08 AM  
Blogger barbara said...

Hi Sam,
I hope to catch you the next timz w/ Leesa. That does not surprise me that you met in Starbucks; Leesa must be the N°1 Starbucks fan among the US expats ! And she is a very sweet person to know.

June 10, 2008 at 3:32 PM  
Blogger The Late Bloomer said...

I'm planning on coming, if all goes well! As long as I'm en forme and not too tired, which I'm hoping won't happen for a while anyway, because I've got SO MUCH I need to do!!

So glad you had a great time with Leesa -- sounds like such a nice way to spend the afternoon together.

Oh, and le Bon Marché -- talk about a haven of temptation! One of my favorite stores in Paris, as everything in there is gorgeous. But the tough part about that place is the fact that everything is also tellement cher...

June 11, 2008 at 3:20 PM  
Blogger Betty C. said...

That's so cool you met Leesa! I have been in touch with her a lot and hope to meet up with her someday when I'm in Paris for work. Maybe with you too!

June 11, 2008 at 9:04 PM  

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