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A morning in Paris begins with a typical breakfast of café, baguette and fruit. After that, we might choose to do yoga, Pilates, stretching exercises, or a power walk through one of the city's many parks. Returning to the apartment, we have the prospect of a morning of creativity; perhaps writing poetry with Heather, or painting with me. Lunch takes place at a local bistro or restaurant where poets and artists used to dine, and perhaps still do. During the afternoon, we may head off to a museum for a private tour to learn more about the artists and their work. We might even stop in at an atelier (workshop) to have a local painter or sculptor explain his or her work. Later, we may attend a private view of some new exhibition, or head to Montmartre to visit a film director and learn about the process of creating a documentary film. One morning, we could drive out to Normandy, and visit my friend Susan. There we could have a whole local cooking and eating experience, with a wine or cheese maker coming in to discuss his passions, followed by a meal cooked with vegetables from the garden, accompanied by that cheese and wine.

There will be times that you might like to spend time walking and discovering Paris by yourself... I won't let you get lost! Or perhaps that is something you always dreamed of doing... getting lost in the streets of Paris. Either way you will discover Paris in a whole new way, with new friends and new experiences.

Come experience Paris in a whole new way using all your Five Senses.

John Baxter
evening with john baxter
As we enjoy a glass of Bordeaux and dinner in the apartment, listening to John, an acclaimed memoirist, film critic and biographer. His love and knowledge of Paris during the early 20th century is a joy to listen to. His most recent published book, THE MOST BEAUTIFUL WALK IN THE WORLD, describes his favorite walks in Paris. A native Australian, he has lived in Paris for over 20 years with his Parisian wife. They have one daughter together.
Heather Hartley
writing poetry with heather hartley
Sitting in a park, weather permitting, writing poetry with Heather, editor of Tin House, a literary magazine, as well as co-director of Shakespeare and Co. Literary

She recently published a collection of her works, KNOCK, KNOCK.

Midnight (or mid-day) in Paris—Literary Talk & Walk
Heather Hartley La flanerie, se promener. . . the French have a rich vocabulary to express the joy and discovery of sauntering, walking and talking, be it on the city streets or in parks. Woody Allen's "Midnight in Paris" is a fantastic example of possible promenades throughout Paris and we'll follow in his footsteps, and add in some other delightful, literary detours by the homes and haunts of Hemingway, Fitzgerald, Joyce, Sylvia Beach. We'll discuss the flourishing of Left Bank literature and read some examples from novels and poems of these luminous authors and others, and perhaps write some of our own Left Bank literature.
….. And just who is the striking, mysterious Kiki de Montparnasse?

Susan Herman Loomis
cooking with susan hermann loomis
Whether it's cooking with Susan in her Paris Kitchen, or her Normandy home.... or shopping at the local market. It's always a pleasure to experience her knowledge and culinary skills. Susan is the author of nine books, most recently, NUTS IN THE KITCHEN.
Christopher Jones christopher jones & Marie-Dominique Montel
Christopher Jones, and his business partner, Marie-Dominique Montel, are documentary film makers, producing works throughout Europe. They will join us for an evening and share their films and experiences. Their most recent films include, works on Salvador Dali, Marlene Dietrich and Josef Von Sternberg.
Hemingway and Willi's Bar

After Hours at Hemingway or Willi's After Hours
After a day in Paris... how about some fun cocktails? or wine tasting at a wine bar? Paris is full of wonderful high end bars. Places to check out the "After Hours" scene. We could do a "Midnight in Paris" walk, then in the evening, black dresses, fashionable shoes and a clutch and we're off to The Hemingway Bar at the Ritz.

Or a bit more casual..... behind the Palace Royale is a wonderful wine bar to take in the atmosphere Willi's Wine Bar. It's been around for 30 years and is still a place to see and be seen.

These are just a few ideas for an evening in Paris..... however, they would be an extra cost (but, well worth the experience)

Christopher Jones

Sydney Krueger
Sydney Krueger guides us through the Champagne country side, to taste, experience, and indulge our senses. Sydney is also a wonderful chef, and having her cook for us while listening to french musician Dorli Lamar, or watch an international documentary, with film makers Christopher Jones and Marie-Dominique, while sampling different quite possibly... might be the perfect evening.

Tasty Side to Life Tours - Luxurious Champagne Tastings and Farm Visits in the Champagne Region of France
Tasty Side to Life Tours will open private doors to the finest small champagne houses, farms, hotels, chateaux and restaurants of the region. They help you discover the beauty of rolling hills, see the cathedral where the kings of France were crowned, taste excellent reserve champagne, interact with local producers and indulge in the gastronomy of the region with a fabulous Michelin Star gourmet lunch. Trips of 1 to 4 days possible.

Christopher Jones Christophe Boicos
Chris is truly and walking encyclopedia on French are from the early 19th century to mid 20th century. Listening to him at his gallery or inviting him to speak at the apartment.... either way he is not to be missed for a true cultural experience. I have learned more from listening to Chris then all the books that I have read. He talks with great knowledge and humor about the arts. Chris Boicos is the principal lecturer.

Chris Boicos has been teaching art history in Paris since1985 in a great number of institutions notably the Women’s’ Institute of Continuing Education (WICE), center for University Programs Abroad (CUPA), the University of Delaware, the University of Southern California and other American undergraduate programs in Paris.
Chris Boïcis is a founder with Daniel Beckel and Pascal Odille of Galerie Beckel Odille Boicos.

Christopher Jones
Dorli Larmar
Dorli Larmar is a beautiful and talented singer in Paris living and working in Paris. To see her sing and experience her voice in Paris is quite an honor.

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Christopher Jones

Vincenzo Guigliano
Vincenzo is a modern artist whom would love to share his work with us. He is a dear friend and I enjoy his company whether he is talking about his art or cooking up his Italian pizza.... his spirit is full of life and love, and maybe he would cook us one of his families recipes from Naples.

About the Artist
Vincenzo Giugliano was born in Napoli in 1969. He holds a degree from the Reale Accademia di Belle Arti di Napoli in fine arts and set design. He has shown his work in individual and collective exhibits in Milano at the Galleria l'Acanto, le Visionnaire and Seco's Studio and in Paris at la Galerie de l'Entrepôt and Ismery's Gallery. He has a permanent show in Napoli at Ars Contemporanea Gallery. His work has been featured in numerous issues of AD, Architectural Digest (Italia).

Carotte et Caviar Carotte et Caviar
Un Chef Chez Vous
Originally from San Francisco, I came to France in 1995 with my French wife. I was immediately won over by the French's attitude toward cooking and eating. I quickly decided to make a professional career of cooking. For the last ten years, without any formal culinary training, I have worked on the inside of the French kitchen scene. In a short time I worked my way up through several historical and prestigious Parisian restaurants: Le Grand Véfour, L'Escargot Montorgueil, Jacques Cagna, Cabaret. In search of increased client contact and greater menu creativity, I have now left the restaurant kitchens behind. I work directly with individuals in their homes to create meals and culinary events based on the values of fine dining amongst good friends.
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