Monthly Archive for December, 2007

Happy New Year and Stop the Madness

Is it just me, or did 2007 whiz by? (I think I say that every year…I AM getting old!!)

bigfoot-1.jpgI guess a good way to finish this year out would be by finally getting to my “7 Things To Know About Me” list…I’ve been tagged several times over the past few months, (my girl Terrica at the fantastic, fabulous, Fabu-LUXE Blog, by sweet Daisy at Perfect Settings and Susan at Willrich Bridal) but I’ve sort of been putting it off because I did one fairly recently and I’m really not that interesting enough to have 14 things about me. But then this afternoon at the Monoprix, as I waited, fuming, behind yet another grandma as she counted out her centimes one….by….one, I started thinking how special I was to have the worst line Karma in the world. So, here’s my list:

  1. I have the worst line karma in the world. I think everyone says this, and it might even be one of Murphy’s Laws, but I swear it’s true. Nojschneider.jpg matter how I try to outwit/outsmart/outlast it, I ALWAYS get stuck in the slowest line. No joke.
  2. Every Christmas, I “let” my husband and children help decorate the tree, but after they’ve gone to sleep, I rearrange it (so that it looks nice.) (oops! did I say that last part out loud?)
  3. In the 4th grade, I used to have a huge crush on John Schneider. Yup, T.V.’s “Bo Duke”. I have no idea what that was all about, but you can ask my friend Joli Sumoski (née Sanasardo), because she liked him too (ooo, no I di’in’t just “out” you on the internets!!)
  4. I have an incredible memory for useless American pop trivia, particularly trivia involving interesting names, like Ola Ray and Robbie Rist, for example.oliver_l.jpg

  5. I wear an American size 10 (European size 41) shoe which, apparently, makes me the biggest freak of nature who ever set foot in Paris, France, Europe, judging by the looks I get from the charming Paris vendeuses when I’ve asked for shoes in my size.

  6. Although I’ve lived in France for nearly 7 years, I’ve never eaten a snail, I don’t like bread, I’m completely baffled by the cheese course, and I still can’t bring myself to consider yogurt a dessert.
  7. Ummm…I can’t think of any more, AND I can’t think of anyone else who hasn’t been tagged already, so I resolve to stop the madness and tag myself!

Happy New Year, Everyone!!!

The Perfect Hotel for a Trendy Paris Wedding

Belvedere Suite Hotel Amour ParisThe Hôtel Amour, the super-hip hotel located south of Pigalle in Paris (”SoPi” for those in the know..) just got even cooler. For 200€ a night, you can now book the Belvedere Suite, a room with a private terrace facing the interior garden, and…a private bar and barman! The perfect solution for a wedding week-end in Paris, either for a bachelor or bachelorette night, a hang-out room for the bridal party, or as a special treat for your new Monsieur or Madame (proceeded by a private dîner d’amoureux on the terrace, of course…). With its kitschy, artist-designed rooms, funky 70’s throw-back bar and restaurant, and now the Belvedere Suite, the Hôtel Amour has definitely earned it’s street-cred.

Hotel Amour 8 Rue de Navarin
Paris France 75009
Tel: 33 1 48 78 31 80

A Very Merry Christmas from Paris

Vintage Paris Christmas Card www.skylighters.orgNot many people know this, but your American Wedding Planner in Paris is an excellent cook! I particularly love to bake, especially during the holiday season. So, to help you all get in the spirit of Christmas, I’d like to share a delicious cookie recipe with you. Bonne Fête, and Bon Appétit!

1 Cup of Water
1 tsp Baking Soda
1 Cup Sugar
1 tsp Salt
1 Cup Brown Sugar
1 tsp Lemon Juice
4 Large Eggs
1 Cup Nuts
2 Cups of Dried Fruit
1 Bottle Jose Cuervo Tequila

Sample the Cuervo to check quality. Take a large bowl, check the Cuervo again, to be sure it is of the highest quality, pour one level cup and drink.

Turn on the electric mixer; beat one cup of butter in a large fluffy bowl. Add one teaspoon of sugar. Beat Again. At this point, it’s best to make sure the Cuervo is still OK, try another cup….just in casze.

Turn off the mixerer thingy. Break 2 leggs and add to the bowl and chuck in the cup of dried fruit. Pick the friggin fruit off the floor. Mix on the turner. If the fried druit gets stuck in the beaterers, just pry lloose with a drewscriver. Sample the Cuervo to check for tonsisticity.

Next, sift two cups of salt, or something. Who giveshz a sheet. Check the Jose Cuervo. Now shift the lemon juice and strain your nuts. Add table. Add a spoon of sugar, or somefink….whatever you can find.
Greash the oven.

Turn the cake tin 360 degrees and try not to fall over. Don’t forget to
beat off the turner.

Finally, throw the bowl out, finish the Jose Juervo and make sure to put the stove in the dishwasher.