About Moi

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Bonjour! I’m Laetitia. I grew up in Paris and came to Washington to get my masters at The George Washington University. That was back in the glorious “freedom fries” days. I didn’t hold it against Republicans… and I even married one, so now I’m still here. I live in downtown Washington with my American husband and our adopted fur baby Chloé. I don’t get to go back to France nearly as often as I would like so I seek out all things French in Paris on the Potomac (who came up with that nickname anyway?) and i write about them on this blog. OK, I blog about other things too, like food, travel, and food. Yeah food.

Oh, and I should mention, I first came to the US as an exchange student and I lived in Memphis, TN then. I also spent four years in MontréalCanada so my English is all sorts of confused. I still spell color colour, have a hard time pronouncing Hs and THs, and drop the occasional y’alls and ehs at the end of my sentences. I devour macarons, poutine and Po’ Boys (my husband is from Louisiana). I cheer for les bleus and the Canadiens (sorry Redskins… I just can’t seem to get into American football). I drink Molson, pastis and American craft beer… it can get confusing, I guess I’m just another expat with nationality ADD 😉

I do hope you’ll join me for a bit of my journey here in the States.

 

20 thoughts on “About Moi

  1. Hi,

    I really enjoyed reading through your blog posts on Frenchtwistdc.com. I got a real sense of enthusiasm and passion in each post. Actually, I run Travelingtripster.com, a blog about my travel experiences. If you’re interested, I would love to have you on as a guest blogger. Just shoot me quick a e-mail and we can begin this potentially exciting affiliation together. Looking forward to hearing from you.

    Thanks,
    Bob

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  2. Hi Laetitia, I came upon your website through the article about French movies on Netflix, and I wanted to let you know that I recently launch the website FrenchFlicks that list every French film that is released in theaters in the US. And we also a weekly review of a French movie on Netflix. Thought you might be interested ! Have a nice day ! Feel free to share the website ! http://frenchflicks.com/home.html

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  3. Bonjour! Looks like you and I follow some of the same Paris peeps… We (the Chef) and I are possibly relocating to DC within the next month or so. Totally unexpected move that literally just transpired within the last 72 hours.
    We started our blog and travel journey before we moved to our beloved home away from from home…Paris in 2011. Since we returned in 2012, we’ve moved around our home state of Texas, then did a short time in Maine…and now possibly DC. We should totally connect if the move happens. We’re 95% sure the Chef (aka the husband) landed the job…just waiting on the official ok. We have no clue as to where to live. We’ve been told Dupont Circle, Logan Circle, Adams Morgan and Capital Hill. Any suggestions?? I’ll be looking for jobs in history related things. French history that is…it’s my spécialité! Great finding ya! http://www.thetravelingpear.com http://www.chasingfrenchhistory.com places you can find me!

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    • There’s a lot happening in DC on the food front so it would be a great place to be! We should definitely connect reg. neighbourhoods and more 😉

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  4. Dear FrenchTwistDC,

    My name is Joyce and I work for ExpatFinder.com.
    ExpatFinder.com is a free one stop website for people preparing to move or working and living overseas. We provide a myriad of services for expatriates and we have over 2,000 articles to help and support the people moving around the world and we are now creating an interview section to help the expats with real life experiences!
    We quite enjoy your blog about living in Washington, it is very interesting and informative. Would it be possible to interview you to further share some of your tips and feature some of your first hand experience as an Expat and your interview will be published on our Expat Interview section as a guide for our expat readers. The questions are mainly about the day to day lifestyle of an expat. If it would be possible, could you also send some photographs that we can use?
    Of course, if you accept, we can add a link to your blog or some of your website.
    The questions are enclosed, feel free to respond freely. You can return the doc with your answers if you accept this invitation.
    Thanks in advance and do let me know if you prefer other means to conduct this interview and we would be happy to accommodate your terms.

    Best regards,
    Joyce

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      • Guys… there’s no real poutine outside of QC. Food is not only about the ingredients, it’s also about the environment, the culture around etc… I guess if you could get a bunch of Quebeckers together and order from Churchkey’s it would be close enough. But that would still be “close enough”. Still pas la vraie poutine.

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  6. Hey Laetitia,

    I am a blogger and an immigrant like you. I am doing research on immigrant experience in America and would love to interview you. If you could help us by sharing your experience, it would be much appreciated.

    Thanks,
    Chai

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  7. Hello Laetitia,

    My name is Cyd and I just started an events company and would like to reach out to you about possibly blogging about an upcoming event that I plan on putting together in DC for March. Please give me an email for more details.

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  8. Bonjour Laetitia! Votre histoire est très intéressante! (And hopefully that sentence in français made sense. 🙂

    I loved the photograph you used on your blog re the blossoming Enid A. Haupt Garden. Because it’s a spot you seem to enjoy, I wanted to share something – did you know it might be removed?

    There has been a proposed plan by the Smithsonian to destroy the beloved Enid A. Haupt Garden.

    Housed behind the iconic Smithsonian Castle, this garden is beloved by both tourists and residents. This proposed “South Mall Campus Master Plan” would also remove the street-facing Renwick Gates and multiple historic, breathtaking pavilion entrances. It would replace all this with a bold, futuristic look.

    Citizens started a petition to show support, preserve the history and save the garden:

    http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/save-the-smithsonians-enid-haupt-garden

    If you want to learn more/share it on the blog to others who would like the garden to be saved, I’m happy to provide more information!
    Allison

    allison.g.written@gmail.com

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  9. Laetitia,

    We loved your article on the Chinatown Barnes Dance. It was vandalized before we go to take finished photos.

    Would you please have larger versions of the photos in the blog article? Generally I need a image with at least one side being 1920 pixels long in order to upload them for future artist calls.

    thanks,

    Charles

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