The Anticafe

Jason and I are trying a new place – the Anticafe. A European chain where you pay by the hour and for coffees and such but with lots of seating, snacks, and WiFi, it sounded like a good place for us to get some work done today.

World Cup!

The big game had begun when we left the Louvre.  As we walked through the Tuileries, we would hear the occasional cheer and Jason would update his Google feed for news.  We headed homewards, running into cafe after cafe packed to the gills with captivated people: I liked how they had no regard for the

Sunday, Prior to the World Cup

The city was abuzz with excitement over the final game of the World Cup, which would begin at 5:00 that evening.  We got on the metro to meet a colleague of Jason’s for brunch, already enjoying the sight of people with blue-white-red stripes painted on their cheeks and flags tied like capes. We met Chloe

Opera and Gelato for Bastille Day

It’s well past midnight, so short entry. Saw Il Troubadore at the Opera Bastille tonight. Gorgeous female soloists, powerful chorus, great music, bizarre stage direction and set design. Rather like Darren Nichols got ahold of it. I celebrated by buying a beautifully illustrated picture book of Giselle and a super-judgey canvas tote bag. We ate

Small Things

Jason and I are heading to Paris in just a bit via the Eurostar train.Since I’ve been neglecting you, dear readers, here are some small things I’ve enjoyed the past few days as I hang out around London: Binoculars for hire at the theater

…Is Not the Only Thing I Bought

Jason and I got a dim sum lunch at Yauatcha in SoHo (the first item – a pastie/dumpling with venison was the best part of the meal), then dove into the crowds for the London Pride Parade. It was a lot of fun to walk around and see the decorations, celebrations, and outrageous outfits. I