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  • 22 Jan 2021 8:00 PM | The American (Administrator)

    The idea here was to ask our members how they got through confinement. What did they discover about themselves, about Paris, about their surroundings while locked down?

    Our first installment is about our ACP Treasurer, Christophe Korfer.

    Christophe, what did you discover during Covid?

    “When we packed up to move to our confinement home, I decided at the last minute to throw in a sketch pad and some old pencils. Figured why not, they didn’t take much space. For years I would simply doodle while on the phone, simple sketches of horses in my spare time but the first confinement gave me “guilt-free” time to try different subjects. I spent my brief periods of one hour in the neighborhood searching out interesting architecture and landscapes. I always took great pleasure walking through Paris with my eyes aimed up but I started looking for good angles and the right light. Even the rooftop views out over Saint-Germain-des-Prés were fair game.

    I started posting my sketches on Facebook and Instagram and have developed a small but faithful following. I have even done some commissions for friends and even total strangers.”

    And do you continue your sketches now that you are less confined?

    “Not only do I continue the pencil and ink sketches, but I am slowly expanding into watercolors. The work is peaceful yet challenging. Sketching brings me the same benefits as meditation or yoga. It keeps me calm and I love it.”

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    You can follow Christophe on Instagram by clicking here

  • 19 Jan 2021 10:00 PM | The American (Administrator)

    Zoom fatigue? Not with this group. Thanks to everyone who joined us on Zoom for our first Happy Hour of 2021 - what great fun it was. Looking forward to the next one on Tuesday, February 16th!

  • 12 Jan 2021 9:12 PM | The American (Administrator)

    Renowned French pianist Jean-Marc Luisada took us on a musical journey, treating us to beautiful renditions of Bach, Mozart, Brahms and Chopin!

  • 16 Dec 2020 3:00 PM | The American (Administrator)

    While being socially distant but nevertheless in our sparkly cocktail attire, we raised a glass and toasted the joyous holiday season, to the end of a turbulent year and to being reunited again in 2021!

  • 10 Dec 2020 2:55 PM | The American (Administrator)

    Our special guest Victor Mallet, Paris bureau Chief of the Financial Times, in discussion with our member and Parisian lawyer Joydeep Sengupta, captivated guests as he opened up about his experience with freedom of expression as a financial journalist in Hong Kong, his time in India (which led to the writing of an award-winning book), life in France and his own English take on Brexit!

  • 03 Dec 2020 2:53 PM | The American (Administrator)

    Taking us on a virtual tour through the stunning Entre-Deux-Mers region to their Château Le Noble vineyard, Maria and Thomas Bonnefon shared their unique story of following ones dreams and passions, from banking to award-winning organic winemaking.

  • 26 Nov 2020 2:45 PM | The American (Administrator)

    While nothing could ever replace our famous Thanksgiving Gala at the Musée de la Chasse, we were delighted to partner with American chef Justin Kent, at the helm of two restaurants in the 7th arrondissement, Zia and Milagro. We delivered over 60 delicious Thanksgiving dinners to our members and friends. 

  • 18 Nov 2020 2:49 PM | The American (Administrator)

    In November we turned our monthly Happy Hour into "Cocktail Hour": Specially selected cocktail creations were shared ahead of the event, we then raised our tumblers, flutes and martini glasses to old and new friends and the simple pleasures of life: sharing a moment together!

  • 11 Nov 2020 2:51 PM | The American (Administrator)

    We welcomed Robert Hannan, Consul General, US Embassy Paris who spoke to us about the role of the embassy in supporting the American community in Paris. He provided a wealth of information on Covid-19, travel restrictions, immigration, to name a few, and graciously answered many pressing questions our members and affiliate members had. 

  • 30 Oct 2020 2:43 PM | The American (Administrator)

    A mere five days before the long anticipated US presidential election, "We Got the Red Blues" listening to author and journalist Anne-Elisabeth Moutet share her European point of view on the election, the probable outcome and its impact on Europe and the world.

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