proust q & a…lost in cheeseland



She fell in love with (and married) a Frenchman and moved to Paris. She is originally from Philadelphia (my new hometown!). She writes about her life experiences, which include musings on love, life, and food in the city of light. She is extremely sweet, one of my favorite reads, and I’m so excited to meet her soon! She is…Lost in Cheeseland

image courtesy of ashley ludaescher


Where would you like to live?

In another arrondissement in Paris, in a bigger apartment with a balcony or small terrace. Is that too much to ask?


If not yourself, who would you be?

My husband. I’d like to see what it’s like to put up with me!


Your favourite food & drink.

Hershey’s chocolate milk (that I make myself) and peanut butter. Ideally, served together.


Your idea of happiness.

This is quite multi-faceted for me. It’s financial independence and stability, a healthy marriage, a strong group of friends, time with my kitty and the ability to discover new people and places. Ideally, all of these would be possible simultaneously!


Your idea of misery.

Losing my family or my husband, losing my sight/hearing, or watching someone I care about suffer.


Your biggest flaw.




Your favourite poets.

It used to be e.e. cummings but after studying Alfred de Musset’s work in depth, he moved to the top of the list.


Your favourite hero (or heroine) in fiction.

Josèphine Cortès from Les Yeux Jaunes des Crocodiles and the sequel La Valse Lente des Tortues. Her character goes from being a homely, self-conscious, wife of a man who leaves her and mother to children who don’t respect her, to a self-assured, independent, and talented writer who found strength in pain. I see bits of myself in her character and see her as an inspiration.


What is your present state of mind?

Anxious, exhausted and hopeful.


Your favourite motto.

The best things in life aren’t things.





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