Monthly Archive for December, 2008

Christmas Eve in France

Michelle Obama DollChristmas Eve is kind of a big deal in France- that’s when most families have the traditional meal (turkey with chestnut dressing, salmon, foie gras, oysters, etc), exchange gifts and then go to Christmas mass if they want to. On Christmas day they just sort of graze on leftovers and hang out around the dinner table all day. Our Franco-American posse prefers to kick Christmas Eve “à l’Americaine” meaning in a crazy, stressed-out last minute shopping frenzy before we head up to the calm North of France to spend Christmas with la famille. As expected, it is c-c-c-COLD in the North, but the people here are so warm and inviting, you really don’t even notice the weather.

So, down to the nitty-gritty: I must have been pretty nice this year, because Pére Noel brought me a super fancy-dancy camera with a gazillion mega-pixels, AND this gorgeous Michelle for President 2016 doll! Mini-me was all in a tiff because she thought that Santa had clearly made a mistake (natch!) but she got over it once I moved Michelle out of her sight. All and all, it was a pretty awesome Christmas…

Happy Holidays from parisian events

photo: marc bertrand

I’ve been caught up in the whirlwind of the Holiday Season and haven’t had time to post in a while, but I wanted to wish everyone a Happy and Healthy Holiday! Be sure to check back here after the new year for more insider tips on planning your fabulous wedding, elopement, proposal or party in Paris. Bonne Fête and Bonne Année!

Winners of the Parisian Party Holiday Giveaway

Paris Christmas

It’s still freezing here in Paris, but that hasn’t dampened my Christmas spirit. I’m spreading the holiday love by announcing the two winners of the Parisian Party Holiday Giveaway. Alang622 and Tina Harris both posted their favorite “Winter in Paris” memories and are the winners of the Paris Party Girl Christmas tree ornaments. Alang622, I don’t have any contact info for you, so please drop me a line by this Thursday (Dec. 18th), otherwise I’ll have to choose another winner. And a big “Merci” to everyone for sharing your Parisian stories with us!