Address, etc.

T-6 days and counting until I arrive in my little box in Paris! I have been slowly getting both more excited and more nervous as the days tick down. I am spending my days eating delicious “american” foods that I fear I will not be able to enjoy overseas (read: goldfish, odwalla bars, soymilk, and rita’s water ice), and straight up relaxing because I know I won’t want to sleep at all in Paris for fear of missing anything important. By relaxing, of course, I specifically mean looking up the best places to shop and the best macaroons in Paris (to which extent I have discovered that “braderie” & “liquidation” mean clearance sale, and that I should go anywhere I see those words; also that la durée is famous for their macaroons. yum.), and deciding which clothes I will want for the next two months (given my previous discoveries about sales, I’m thinking I won’t need to bring much). Apparently the best sale times are the second week in June and the end of July; good thing I’m going to be there during both. 🙂

My darling little box in Paris is located in the 11th arrondissement, the same area as the Bastille (cue July 14th celebration). Paris is structured like a spiral, with arrondissement 1 in the center and the rest spinning outwards in true archimedian fasion.

Reid Hall, where I will be studying, is in the 5th; so not too far, and the 11th is considered a “young,” “hip” neighborhood, full of clubs and restaurants. I don’t know about that, but I do know that it is right next to the 3rd arrondissement, which is known for its wind-y streets full of unique boutiques (read: shopping.). It is pretty clear, I think, by now, where my allegiances lie on this séjour.

Also included in this shopping, of course, is souvenir shopping, and if you are reading this blog, chances are I am already plotting what I will retrieve for you from Paris. Please post any special requests and your addresses (for postcards if nothing else!). I have received some requests for my address, so here it is– please send me love (I will be missing you every day!):

Mary Shorey, c/o Summer French Studies Program in Paris, Reid Hall, 4, rue de Chevreuse, 75006 Paris, France.




About maryshorey

"I think about the hands I’ve held, the places I’ve seen, that vast lands whose dirt is caked on the bottom of my shoes. The world has changed me." Amelia Earhart
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3 Responses to Address, etc.

  1. Alexandra says:

    i am excited that you are looking up the best macaroons. try to sneak me home a box? does customs allow that? do macaroons keep? if the answers to both these questions is yes, i shall be excited.

  2. Hannah says:

    Now, I’m super excited for the excuse to hunt down cute NYC postcards. (:

  3. this is what i want

    everything you find.

    ❤ love ya

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