Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Cocktails With Courtney

Cocktails with Courtney

DATE: March 26th
PLACE: Bennett

InterNation-ally Yours

Last night was Paris's largest international Meetup. I didn't get to that one (next time!). I did, however, get to Paris's first InterNations, soiree on March 13th at Carr's Irish Pub. I met many interesting expats: Gary from Berkeley, who's been here 17 years; Melissa from New York, who's here 10 months and working for Nestle; and Andy Coyne, who I suspect you will hear much more about in the coming months. He's a major organizer of expat events here in Paris, and generates a big event each time. There were many other interesting artists and business-folks, some who'd come from the group Kunveno, which also holds artistic-type soirees. Here are two pictures from the InterNations blog, courtesy of Andy's friend James Kigin: one, two

Thoroughly Unintelligibly Interesting!

On March 8th Nina Andronikof invited me to a fascinating but utterly unintelligible speech on "Chahuts et canulars" presented by the amazing Michel Serres at the Theatre du Rond-Point. It was only unintelligible because my "francais" is not up to par for that kind of word-play and deep intellectual dialogue. I did manage to ask him, afterwards, (in French) if he had any books in translation. Okay... my French intellectualism is rising... Afterwards Nina, Saya Films Francois-Charles LeGoff, Emmanuel Joubeaud and I headed over to the swanky, historic brasserie Boeuf Sur Le Toit for an excellent dinner!


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