At Huitrerie Regis, the World is Your Oyster

Down a tiny side street one block off the bustling Boulevard Saint-Germain – so small even we, who were looking for it, almost missed it – sits the illustrious Huitrerie Regis, the foremost oyster bar in Paris. The storefront is narrow, taking up a postage stamp-sized space of sidewalk. There’s a glowing sign and a tell-tale…

The Would-be Pickpocket

Today was unseasonably warm for Paris, with blue skies and even a little sunshine. With Connor safely installed in school and Avery napping, Dave and I took advantage of our quiet morning to stroll around the Eiffel Tower, the Champs de Mars, and a few of Paris’ prettiest museums. We ended our morning walk, as…

Literary Paris: A Visit to Maison de Balzac

With two small children taking naps at three different times during the day, it’s been a little more challenging than we thought to explore Paris. I’ve started sneaking out with Avery in the afternoons, taking short field trips in the quiet, after-lunch hour. We recently visited Maison de Balzac, the former home of French author…

Paris, Week One: Survival Mode

Our first week in Paris has come to an end, and what a week it’s been. There’s a learning curve to any new city, and Paris is no different. We are trying to live here, not just vacation here, which means finding supermarkets and hardware stores, buying dish towels and removable coat hooks. We purchased…

From Paris, avec Amour

We finally did it, guys. We moved to Paris. I know that we’ve been talking about this forever. Friends and family are probably getting a little tired of hearing about it. But this experience is something my partner-in-crime and I have been day-dreaming of for years, back when there were only two of us, and…