Author Archives: A French Frye in Paris

About A French Frye in Paris

An American living in Paris, savoring the city one secret at a time.

Give It Away, Give It Away Now

Often announcements are made by saying “Without further ado”, but let’s get right to it without any ado:

936488_648463011836253_868264559_nThank you to those who entered my giveaway contest for a free one-year subscription to Mixed Media Art Magazine. Out of everyone who typed “MM” into the comments section, it’s now time to put your names in a hat and choose one of you at random. And the winner is…drum roll… Continue reading

Inspiration Station

Thomas Jefferson, after his time abroad as the American Ambassador to France, once said “A walk about Paris will provide lessons in history, beauty, and in the point of Life.”

Couldn’t have said it better myself if I tried. Just when you start slipping into dozy complacency about the treasures all around, a new discovery flashes in your path that rekindles the spark of wonderment you felt in your belly (in your soul?) on your first day in Paris.

It’s a reminder of historical accomplishments and at the same time an enticing invitation to unlock that latent genius that we all secretly hope lies within us. If by nothing else than simple osmosis, being surrounded by inspired objects makes inspiration seem that much more attainable. And that, for me, is when Paris is at its best.


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Spring Cleaning

I haven’t posted for a while, and I’m finding it hard to get going again, so in the spirit of spring cleaning I’m just going to dump out what’s been going on lately. And if you make it to the end there’s a free giveaway contest. :) Continue reading

Parisian Fields

Exploring Paris one blog at a time

Creative Exfoliation

Getting serious about writing. For reals.

Fox in Paris

discovering the city of light

Czeching Out

A blog about the trials, tribulations and adventures of my girlfriend and I as we spend two years living in the Czech town of Pardubice.

Soundlandscapes' Blog

My World in Sound - Exploring "that gratuitous, never-ending show for which no ticket is needed": Robert Doisneau


1,000 years of history in blog-sized bites.


It's always time for a feast.


Paris, as experienced by an American student

Heifer 12 x 12

A global blogging adventure to visit Heifer International projects in 12 countries in 12 months in 2012