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Latest news from Patricia's Paris Soirees

Sunday 3 February
18h45 - 22h00

Happy Hour. Dinner and Dessert and Lara's Presentation. More Great Socializing.

Our Guest of Honor



From Lara: "Our Motto: Take A Sip Of Burgundy At Château De Percey"

The French word châtelaine means ‘key-holder of a chateau’. Lara Lunow is a 21st century châtelaine who welcomes guests in her manor house. She has realized a dream and at the same time turned her dream into a business, in the French countryside, in Burgundy.

Lara, the daughter of a Dutch antique dealer, came to France to learn French when she was 16 – in a village with a small château.  Being there triggered her fantasies and she dreamed of living the life of a princess in a castle. Twenty years later, she learned that her then boyfriend (future husband Pauwl) had the same dream. Together they found a château, built in 1783, in a hamlet in northern Burgundy and turned it into an environment that is welcoming with their own special brand of hospitality.

After beginning restoration, while living temporarily in the Middle East, Lara felt that there was something lacking in the European notion of hospitality and service. She felt that by opening her château to the public, she could make up for that lack and at the same time, the château would reflect her style. She envisioned a warm, stylish, welcoming and comfortable place with contemporary art and modern furniture with antique accents. This, along with the gardens, would be a perfect place for others to come to relax and enjoy the company of family and friends.

Lara, a great cook, who has been a communications consultant and worked in PR and Event Organizing, will share some of her experiences renovating Château de Percey. Work started while she was in France, and continued long distance when she and Pauwl were in Oman and the UK. She is hostess, chef and tourist guide.  Laura and Pauwl ( he works in IT) bought the château in 2002 and opened it to the public in 2006. They have converted it into a family living space for themselves and their two children with two holiday gites, which they rent out (one is under construction this winter). There are reception rooms, they serve afternoon tea, have a table d’hôte and host special events. They once housed an art gallery in the château. To learn more about Château de Percey, please visit: www.chateaupercey.com

I'm sure that we'll all have fun and we'll eat some great Burgundy cheese! - Patricia

Reservations with Patricia at : parissoirees@gmail.com

Sat 2 Feb 14h00. FEEL YOUR BEST!

Feel Your Best. Learn Self-Acupressure techniques and principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine with Earl Ferguson. Next Workshop Saturday 2 February At 14h00. EUR 30 for 3 intense hours. For info: parissoirees@gmail.com
PARTICIPATION FOR SUNDAY EUR 20 and a card or brochure.

Chez Patricia: 13 rue de Mulhouse, 75002 Paris. Metro: Sentier (line 3). Take the rue des Petits Carreaux exit (very important). Cross rue Reaumur. The street on the left should be rue des Petits Carreaux. Walk 2 blocks up on rue des Petits Carreaux. You’ll face an HSBC branch (it does not have a cash machine). (There’s Café Honoré on the right). That’s rue de Clery. Make a short left (30 seconds) onto rue de Clery and then immediately a right onto rue de Mulhouse. There's also Les Halles, Reaumur Sebastopol and Bonnes Nouvelles. (Map on website: directions: www.parissoirees.com)

GREAT FOOD! International Cuisine. (Southern US, French or other European and. Vegetable dishes lovingly prepared as always by Patricia)

If you don’t receive an email confirmation by Saturday night , please CALL Patricia: 01 43 26 12 88. E-mail: parissoirees@gmail.com . RESERVATIONS WITH YOUR TELEPHONE NUMBER PLEASE.

We'll Post Events As They Are Confirmed For The Month:

Wed 6 Feb At 18h45: Paris Networking /Paris Singles Aperitif Joint Event Chez Patricia. Special Guest TBA. EUR 15. Reservations with your telephone number please: parissoirees@gmail.com

Sun 10 Feb At 18h45: Paris Soirees Dinner Chez Patricia. Special Guest TBA. EUR 20. Reservations with your telephone number: parissoirees@gmail.com



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