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Vali Myers's systematic dress

Later, after eating a sandwich or sausage and chips, Alberto Blancafort would sometimes accompany me to a bar on the rue des Cannettes where the grotesque survivors of the existentialist fauna had taken refuge: there a solemn, hieratic girl, systematically dressed in black, with her face painted like a mask, declared that she lived in a damp cave with mice and called on the lost daring to try her one night in a cemetery.

(Juan Goytisolo, Forbidden Territory)


The Last Newspaper Vendor: an Unlikely Celebrity of Saint-Germain-des-Prés

Seeing Ali Akbar selling Le Monde on the streets of Saint-Germain-des-Prés is startling. Not simply because he is often calling out his own headlines like, “Monica Lewinsky pregnant by Obama! 751 more words


Paris: Le Comptoir du Relais

On our way to our culinary trip to Spain this spring we stopped by in Paris for a few days for some shopping therapy and to try Le Comptoir du Relais.  229 more words

Buly 1803

I fell in love with Buly 1803 way before the old-timey boutique even opened shop. 629 more words