Paris Notebook

About me

I had always been one of those Americans who loved France and French culture, especially the cuisine. I bought French wine, cooked French food and studied French at the Alliance Française, always dreaming of living in Paris.  For my 30th birthday, I took myself on a week-long vacation to Paris and fell in love with everything about it.  As soon as I was home, I began plotting on how I could return.  One year later, without knowing a soul, I packed my bags for what I thought would be a one-year project to study French full-time at the Institute Catholique in Paris.  Ten years later, I am happily still here, living in the most beautiful city in the world.   This is my notebook to record some of the places I have found.

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You can read about some of my professional experiences in food on the About Paris Notebook page


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  1. Deb Beausang said,

    Hi – Your mom told me about your blog.
    I love the picture of you and the articles about Paris. Michael and I have fond memories of our visit there with your mom and dad – you made it very special for us.
    All the best wishes for your success.

  2. Susie Mah said,

    Loved your report on the experience of judging the best baguette in France! I would have loved to have tasted the ten best, with a pot of beurre et de confiture aux fraises. Being a judge for the best croissant has to be next!

    • phyllisflick said,

      Merci beaucoup Susie, I am so glad you liked it. Yes, I would love to be the judge for the best croissant 🙂

  3. Kareen said,

    LOVE reading these. Thanks for posting. Makes me miss Paris….even more.

  4. Evan Bench said,

    i just stumbled upon your blog – a very well-structured and interesting place to discover new stuff. Hopefully, you’ll include the 13th arrondissement at some point (some seriously good food in the 13th).


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