Last Saturday, I had a little glimpse into the expat life in Paris.
I attended a meet-up organized by marvellous cookbook author, blogger and writer of humorous tweets; David Lebovitz.
It was held at La Cocotte, a wonderful little culinary bookstore.
It stocks thousands of books stacked high from all over the world, in French and English devoted entirely to the kitchen!
Did I mention how amazing this bookstore is? It’s like being in a cuisine bookstore paradise.
I envision a street dotted with quaint bookstores dedicated to specific themes.
The space was the perfect set-up for the gathering; I spent half of the time pouring over cookbooks.
It also was fascinating to discover what drew people to Paris; love, work, school…
Then there was the lady who’s looking for a French husband, one woman was on a six month vacation, another had always wanted to live in Paris.
Of course, it was great meeting David, I’ve been reading his blog for so long and following his tweets, I felt I already knew him.
He’s just like his online personality, laid-back and funny.
I’m always a little hesitant meeting my favourite bloggers in real life, because I’m afraid my perception of them might change as a result of our real-life meeting.
I also managed to grab a copy of David’s book before the store ran out, and he graciously signed it.
Making my way home, I keep thinking about how badly I wanted to move to Paris.