Salut! Kate here. I’m a pizza loving, wine guzzling American thriving in Paris. Eh… scratch the thriving part and put surviving. I’ve got an endless love/hate relationship with France, that drives me to do unexplainable things. If you like pizza recommendations and some expat excitement, you’re in the right place.

Frequently Asked Questions

How long have you lived in Paris?

I’ve been living in France for 9 years, but only 7 of those years in Paris. I came to France (Pau) intially to study abroad in college and I loved it so much that when I finished my degree in the US, I moved to France to teach English with the TAPIF program in Poitiers. Then I did my masters in Bordeaux, and moved to Paris afterwards to start working. And of courseeee, I fell in love with a Frenchman in the meantime, got married in 2017 and have hung around ever since! <3

What neighborhood do you live in?

I live in the 18th near Pigalle. I love that there is always something going on outside my house and i’m never to far from a fun bar or lots of our friends!

What do you do for a living?

I work in marketing for a large beauty company! Writing is something I do on the side and I really love spending my spare time creating content for you!

I want to live in France! How can I make that happen?

If you set your mind to it, you can absolutely make it happen. JUST BEWARE: its a lot of work to move to France without a EU passport and it’s not an easy ride. But if you are motivated to learn French, interested in studying first and ready to be scrappy, you’ll make it happen just like I did! See some French survival tips here!

Where can I follow more of your story?

Check me out on Instagram! I can be pretty active depending on my feelings toward social media at the time

Can I reach out privately with personal questions?

Absolutely! The fastest reply is definitely to leave a comment on a blog post or an instagram post, but if you have a lengthy, private question, don’t hesitate to email me at

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