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Pierre Proposes Tips to Beat the Heat

While the last couple of days have been a blessing, I’m guessing the worst heat is yet to come. I remember we used a few tricks when a kid in New Orleans, so I did some Goggling to see if there were any updates. Funny, after all these years, it’s still about the same methods if no AC unit, to wit:

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Dancing in Montmartre

I danced in Montmartre!  When we got off the funicular that takes you to the top of the hill and right to the steps of Sacre Coeur a man was playing a violin and another danced gracefully by himself.  He looked up at me and smiled, motioned for me to join him which I did! Tom remarked later he may have been “a plant” and was in cahoots with the violin player……

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Stacey, Tex and Laneil at Guy Savoy

I’m stuffed, but with some of the best and most beautiful food I have ever eaten. Today I had an incredible almost three and a half hour lunch with Tex and her friend Laneil at Michelin starred Restaurant Guy Savoy in the Monnaie de Paris (The Mint) on Quai de Conti in the 6th.

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Uber, uber alles and Paris au Flaneur

Robert, Nancy, Madeleine and Benjamin boarded their Uber car headed for SFO. Jeff, the friendly driver, inquired as to their destination and  they replied:”Paris.” To which he said: “My wife just got back from a month in Paris and told me that the highlight of her trip was her meetings with Terrance Gelenter, Your American Friend in Paris.

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The British decision to exit the European Union has generated an outpouring of response from fellow readers.

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No one should have a bad meal in Paris! Whether a 2-star restaurant or a local bistro there should always be an excellent rapport qualité prix– relationship between price and quality. At my favorites you will be treated as a regular and have a satisfying experience. Just tell them  “Terrance sent you.”


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Regularly scheduled literary salons with guest writers, private dinners, restaurant openings, wine tastings,market visits and cooking classes attract a discerning, sophisticated crowd who love to have a good time while they learn. Our cadre of Paris–based colleagues happily share their passion for this magical city.