Photo of lecturer Edith during Coco Chanel lecture
History,  Sightseeing

Roaring Twenties Paris with Edith

Edith Vie Parisienne 3373Often it is the Expats who write Paris blogs. Now you can get the true French stories directly from a Parisienne’s pen. Her pen name “Edith” comes from Edith Piaf. Both women were born on the same rue de Belleville street, although as Edith says on her Edith’s Paris blog, they are not of the same vintage.  “Edith” is passionate about French culture and French history.

She lectures at the  “La Vie Parisienne” MeetUp and gives guided tours. Edith is currently working on her guide/lecturer diploma, Licence Professionnelle de Guide Conférencier. At the same time she is beginning a video career with her first video “Paris in the Roaring Twenties“.

I think you will be pleasantly surprised and enjoy Edith’s French touch and wit. My first contact with Edith was a storytelling evening about Coco Chanel at Brand Strategist Bernadette Martin‘s home. Read about Edith on her Website, Edith’s Paris … Paris Stories Through History and how she took her law degree in hand and unlocked the doors to linguistics, teaching and lecturing. All of this talent is going to culminate in a rewarding, fun and informative experience for you.

This Web site and and its blog articles are for travelers to Paris who are looking for advice from someone who lives in Paris. These tips are "for Parisians at heart". Many people would like to visit, some can and some cannot - so I will help you enjoy a glimpse of the city and its surroundings. This project has been ongoing since 2002. Prior to living in Paris (since 1992) my European history began in the early 70s with three years in Wiesbaden, Germany. My next foray onto the Continent was in the mid-80s after graduation from the University of Florida (where I met Erik): traveling around Europe and UK with my friend, Margie, hitchhiking around and working in Ireland. After living and working as a journalist in Sweden for four years, traveling on boats, the Trans-Siberian Railway, local trains and planes took Erik and I around the world. I began working as a flight attendant in 1990 for American Airlines, based in Chicago. We moved to Paris, France in 1992 where I commuted between Paris and Chicago for my flight attendant/stewardess job. Finally my inner voice said "Stop!" and I left American Airlines six weeks shy of 20 years January 1, 2010. Now that is over and I am back working as a journalist and photographer full time on - My videos are posted on YouTube on the colleensparis youtube channel. and I am active in Toastmasters 75. Enjoy!