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Aprés Midi 12-2-19

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Lily Heise
Before introducing Lily Heise, our guest speaker, we took a few moments to honor the life of Patricia Laplante Collins, who passed away last month. As a beacon in our Expat community, we felt a need to express ourselves. We said a few words and then toasted to her life and all the joy she gave to the community for the past 20 years. To learn more about her, read this recent Parler Paris Nouvellettre.
With Valentine's Day on the horizon, we had a fun and frivolous discussion thanks to Lily Heise, Canadian author, travel blogger and romantic expert on the topic of "The Trials, Tribulations and Joys of Cross-Cultural Relationships." It turns out that Lily got herself into so many crazy situations with would-be lovers that she ended up writing not one, but two books on her escapades and cultural crossing mishaps (Je T’Aime, Me Neither and  Je T’Aime...Maybe?).
One story she related about a Spaniard she met at a salsa club who invited her to dinner "chez lui," was particularly poignant. When she arrived, he had nothing there to eat or drink but himself (!!).
That had us thinking that maybe dating in Paris was more challenging than we might guess! Lily is clearly one of those people who exudes a kind of openness and willing to experience life, which is perhaps the main reason she finds herself in so many compromising positions...as I jokingly remarked during her talk that in all my years in Paris, nothing like that has ever happened to me! Ha!
Lily's big smile is certainly inviting, and we all enjoyed it (along with her tales of romance in the City of Light) as much as the myriads of men who have chased her. Happy Valentine's Day!
In attendance were:
•    Alice Houston
•    Buck Branson
•    Carolyn Gorman
•    Cathy Markus Eifling
•    Craig Carlson
•    Debbie Friedlander
•    Diana Smith
•    Dorota Jablonski
•    Edith de Belleville
•    Eileen Callahan
•    Eleanor Taylor
•    Ellen Hervé Wright
•    Grace Nakata
•    Heather Jacobs
•    Ian Johnson
•    James Kigin
•    Janet Hulstrand
•    Jean and Stephen Lynch
•    Jean Hardginski
•    Julien Chameroy
•    Katherine Watt
•    Leslie Mow
•    Lisa Anselmo
•    Louis Brown
•    Marcela Garces
•    Margaret Gardner
•    Marianne Kurtz
•    Mark Williams
•    Michael Bahati
•    Michael Mancini
•    Nadia Oliver
•    Nancy Kissock
•    Nancy Toolan
•    Oliver Gee
•    Pamela Shandel
•    Patty Sadauskas
•    Paul Druckman
•    Raenette DeCicco
•    Shauna Hankoff
•    Shirley Dauger
•    Solange Charpentier
•    Tiffany Sentl-Wark
•    Tosun Benk
•    Yael Ménassé Friedberg
•    Yakin Benk
•    Plus others who did not sign in (or whose name was illegible)!

Adrian Leeds Group - Aprés Midi

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