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One Week from Today! – Big Bang Boom Bloggers’ Meet-up and Tweeps’ Tweet-up in Paris

Tuesday, March 5th, 2013
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Join Tom Reeves and Monique Y. Wells of Discover Paris! on Tuesday, March 12, 2013 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Caveau Montpensier in central Paris for a fabulous bloggers’ and tweeps’ mixer!

Our last meet-up/tweet-up was held in May 2011. Called the “Monster Bloggers’ Meet-up and Tweet-up,” it was a blast. This year it promises to be even bigger. That’s why we’re calling it the “Big Bang Boom Bloggers’ Meet-up and Tweeps Tweet-up!”

As a special treat, we’re holding a drawing to give away a fabulous prize in the form of a scale-model statue made out of pure chocolate. We’ll award it to the person who can correctly identify the statue!

Meet with fellow bloggers and tweeps at the event to chat and network. Remember to bring a good supply of business cards!

Click here to register and to let us know that you are coming.

We look forward to seeing you there!

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Foodspotting at Le Pearl with Lindsey Tramuta

Saturday, September 24th, 2011
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Le Pearl

Le Pearl
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Foodspotting is an iPhone app that allows people to find specific dishes that they like in any neighborhood that they happen to be in. It is another step in the evolution of the “satisfy me now because I can’t wait” culture that we have quickly learned to take for granted and from which we will expect more in the future. Gone are the days in which we saw the benefit of surveying restaurant reviews and putting careful thought into choosing the restaurant at which we might like to dine, taking into account important factors such as ambiance, service, and cuisine. Now we can consult our iPhone for a quick look at what others have said about a particular dish for which we have a hankering and go immediately to the restaurant that is serving it.

On Friday, September 9, we attended a Foodspotting kickoff that Lindsey Tramuta organized at Le Pearl.

Lindsey Tramuta

Lindsey Tramuta
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The restaurant served five samplers from its menu for the occasion. For the modest price of 9.50€ we received a plate containing shrimp cocktail, a chicken club sandwich, diced Cantal cheese, a tiny hamburger, and melon balls. We were pleased with the presentation, the freshness, and taste of these samplers and plan to return to the restaurant to dine.

Food Platter

Food Platter
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For dessert, we ordered Douceur de Speculoos. The dish consisted of a mound of crumbled Speculoos topped by a disk-shaped layer of whipped, custard-like cream. Three dollops of whipped cream and sliced, fresh strawberries garnished the plate. This is a simple dish, and I thought that it might have been conceived of as a dessert that could quickly be made to serve to a child, but it was a real treat for the sweet tooth that I am!

Douceur de Speculoos

Douceur de Speculoos
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Cocktails were served at happy-hour prices, including one made with Blue Curacao, gin, lemon juice and lemon-flavored soda pop (the latter is called limonade in French). Another cocktail that I enjoyed was made with chocolate and coconut liqueurs.

Chocolate and Coconut Liqueur Cocktail

Chocolate and Coconut Liqueur Cocktail
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For the event, dining tables had been placed at the front and sides of the room, leaving a space in the center so that people could gather there for cocktail chit-chat. The restaurant does not have any curtains or carpet to absorb sounds. Animated conversation and jazz playing over the sound system combined to make the room quite noisy.

Cocktail Chit-chat

Cocktail Chit-chat
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As stated above, we plan to dine again at this restaurant, order from the menu, and write a review of our experience there. The review will be posted on our Paris Insights restaurant review page and will be available for your perusal…that is if you can wait that long!

Le Pearl
46, rue Jean-Pierre Thimbaud
75011 Paris
Telephone: 01.48.07.48.98
Metro: Parmentier (Line 3)
Open Mon to Friday Noon – 3:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. – 2:00 a.m.
Open Sat 6:30 p.m. – 2:00 a.m.
Open Sun Noon – 3:00 p.m.

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Foodspotting at Le Pearl with Lindsey Tramuta

The Controversial Manual Social Mixer

Friday, September 9th, 2011
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The Controversial Manual Social Mixer

The Controversial Manual Social Mixer
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The first social mixer of the rentrée is now history, and what a good time we had!

The mixer was organized by Joshua Smith, author of The Controversial Manual and held last Tuesday at Le China. Joshua arranged to have cocktails served at happy-hour prices.

Happy-hour Cocktails

Happy-hour Cocktails
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The high point of the evening was a winner-take-all drawing for five prizes: French language job interview training by CadrEnglish, a professional photoshoot for the perfect CV photo by Pascale Lourmand, dinner for two at Breakfast in America, a Fat Tire Bike Tour for two, and a designer fashion bag by Kasia Dietz. Lucky Michele Vannoni of Paris Rental Connections won the drawing!

Joshua Smith Announces the Winner

Joshua Smith Announces the Winner
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The Prize Winner - Michele Vannoni

The Prize Winner - Michele Vannoni
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I was able to get the names of the following bloggers who attended the event:

Lindsey Tramuta Lost in Cheeseland
Forest Collins 52 Martinis
Jenny Geraghty Jennyphoria
Charles Schultz Standards And Freedom
Andra Hardt Andra Laine Hardt – Carbon Made
Melissa Ladd Prête-moi Paris!
Gail Boisclair Perfectly Paris
Alisa Morv Sweet Pea Paris and Very Swell
Emma Bentley Emma in Paris
Anne Ditmeyer Prêt à Voyager
Quinn Connors Quinntessential Style and My Rouge Girl
Courtney and Craig Candelier Executive Language Coaching
Florence Richburg Paris Focus
Sion Dayson Paris (Im)Perfect
Kasia Dietz Love in the City of Lights
Tom Reeves Discover Paris! and Paris Insights
Monique Y. Wells Entrée to Black Paris

Charles Schulz - unknown - Sion Dayson

Charles Schultz - Jenny Geraghty - Sion Dayson

Kasia Dietz Standing Next to the Bag that She Designed

Kasia Dietz Standing Next to the Bag that She Designed
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Florence Incognito (The True Parisian One) - Florence Richburg - Monique Y. Wells

Florence Incognito (The True Parisian One) - Florence Richburg - Monique Y. Wells
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Chiraz Leggat

Chiraz Leggat
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