Cafe, s'il vous plait

Madeleine Rothery
Notes from Paris, France
Created 18 Jan 2021
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  • 9. Australia v. France
    12 Oct 2021 • 5 min read
    Bonjour, ça va ? What a time to be an Australian in Paris! Previously, most French couldn’t place Australia on a map and now, all because of a few submarines, we are à la une! For those of you who are...
  • 8. La Rentrée
    10 Sep 2021 • 5 min read
    Bonjour, ça va ? It’s la rentrée! The Great Return of September when Parisians pour back to work following the annual estival exodus that leaves the capital a ghost town during the month of August. I ...
  • 7. Jurassic wines
    29 Jul 2021 • 5 min read
    Bonjour ça va ? L’été is here and we’ve been living sans restrictions since the 17 June. Well, for now at least… The Delta variant is starting to snake its way around the Hexagon, so much so that E-Ma...
  • 6. Tous en terrasse
    17 Jun 2021 • 5 min read
    Bonjour ça va ? I am writing this from the sticky hollows of my shuttered apartment—summer has arrived in Paris and I sense a canicule in the not-so-distant future. As an Australian from the sunny sho...
  • 5. Anti-vaxxers and antibiotics
    20 May 2021 • 6 min read
    Bonjour ça va ? Firstly, je m’excuse pour le rétard: it’s been more than a hot second between newsletters but a lot has been happening. It was my birthday! I was vaccinated (Pfizer, baby)! We welcomed...
  • 4. Du vin, s'il vous plait
    12 Apr 2021 • 5 min read
    Bonjour, ça va ? Given the positive feedback I received following issue 2, How to Buy Wine from the Supermarket (merci beaucoup !), I’ve decided to consecrate one newsletter per month to all things wi...
  • 3. Happy Anniversary!
    22 Mar 2021 • 4 min read
    Bonjour, ca va ? Happy anniversary! It’s been one year since Emmanuel Macron announced the first national confinement in France. And what better way to celebrate than to put certain regions of France ...
  • 2. How to buy wine from the supermarket
    28 Feb 2021 • 4 min read
    Bonjour, ça va ? Bonjour, ça va ? I think the New York Times Paris correspondent Roger Cohen phrased it correctly in that in Paris “the pandemic has, in some ways, imposed conditions of war in time of...
  • 1. Bonjour, ca va?
    16 Feb 2021 • 2 min read
    Bonjour, ca va ? Firstly, enchanté, nice to meet you! Merci for having a read! As I procrast-gaze out my window while writing this inaugural edition of Café, s’il vous plaît, I feel like I am addressi...
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