Saturday, January 18, 2014

Paris Soirees Event - 90+ Ways You Know You're Becoming French

Even if you can't afford to move to Paris, check out the upcoming event Paris Soirees, hosted by Patricia Laplante-Collins.  Last time I was in Paris I had a great time. An invited speaker + lots of friendly international people to meet + great food in a 'real' Paris apartment!! It's a perfect meet up for ex-pats who live in Paris or if you're just visiting and you have some time. Stop by and check it out.

The upcoming Soiree is Sunday, January 19. The featured guest speaker will be author, Shari Segall.  Shari Leslie Segall, has been in Paris since 1985 and is the author of France-themed books and articles, teaches English and cross-cultural communication at the prestigious Institut des Etudes Politiques (Sciences Po) and at the French Military Academy. She is the founding director of Foreign Affairs, which provides linguistic and cross-cultural training and creates English-language documents for executives.

Books will be available for signing and purchase

From Shari:

"The French say that foreigners can never truly “become” French--no matter what legal status is inscribed upon what identity papers they carry around in their France-based wallets. Nor might newly minted citizens or official residents wish to swap their own cultural manners and mentalities for those of the local waiter who serves them their morning café au lait et croissant (to say nothing of totally being able to). But if you’re here long enough, your adaptation mirrors, those Escher drawings where columns of black geese or fish on the left fly or swim straight across the page, migrating and mutating by imperceptible degrees, melting into and finally becoming their white counterparts on the right. To a greater or lesser degree, whether you expected to or not, one day you realize that you’re crossing to the other side. How do you know that you’ve arrived?"

for more info and reservations 
visit Patricia's website 
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I know that everyone cannot afford to relocate to Paris -- so, if you are planning for your retirement and you need some helpful info and travel tips on how to choose the perfect retirement location, please stop by my blog 'I'm Just Sayin' for more info.



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