Saturday, June 2, 2012

Bonne Vacances

Mesdames et messieurs, ça y est.

It’s time. Time for an exended blog-cation.

Pourquoi, you may ask?

Well, the past four years have been a great ride. This blog has grown up alongside our French Fries. But that’s kinda the point – we have lives. Our kids are getting older, which means homework and activities – not to mention English lessons, bien sûr! And we have jobs with some cool new career opportunities on the horizon. The blog needs to take a backseat.

So voilà, nos amis.

Here’s the convo about blog-cation:

Stephanie: I think we’re done here.

Allison: I’m so with you. But what about the story with my physical therapist who put on the “bow-chicka-bow-wow” music and said how nice it was to have a half-naked woman on his massage table?

Stephanie: Or the story about California Mom who came to visit for a week and shipped a huge box of American kid snacks, hand disinfectant, and sanitizing wipes before her arrival? She wiped down and sanitized every café table we were about to use while the French waiters looked on in horror.

Allison: Or the time when Small Fry started asking loud questions in English about why the lady in front of us was so big and fat and she happened to be American?

Stephanie: I'm still on germaphobe California Mom's visit. Remember when I came home to find her mopping my floor in the nude and disinfecting all the door handles in my house? She told me, “You're pretty clean, probably cleaner than the average French person, but I think you and your family are not as clean as I am. Your house must be crawling with germs.” Big Cheese still belly laughs when he tells people that story.

We think you get the drift. There are still so many stories to tell.

But that doesn’t mean that Les Moms’ adventures stop here.

You can still check out Les Moms on Twitter and Facebook or send us an email if you'd like to keep in touch.

So au revoir nos amies, and not necessarily adieu.

Thank you for hanging out with us. 
Thank you for your support.
Thank you for your kind comments.
Thank you for the fun.

Thank you.

And just to make sure you get your Paris fix in the meantime, we’re leaving you with the ultimate French paradox: Serge Gainsbourg. How did this goofy-looking guy end up as the most famous séducteur in France? 

Guess you gotta live here to figure it all out.

Bonnes vacances!

Kisses on both cheeks,

Les Moms

P.S. - Les Moms may be back for a few posts sometime in the Fall - no promises. There is one subject that has never been developed on the blog, although now isn't the time to write about it. And who knows, there may be a big announcement, too!

Sea, Sex & Sun


Grand Opening:  June 23 - 1 free cupcake for the first 100 people through the door!

(PARIS, FRANCE) 1 June 2012 -- Parisians and expats searching for delicious, authentic
American-style cupcakes will have a new HQ starting this month. After more than 3 years
of operation as a custom-order only cake and cupcake business - with waiting lists often
exceeding 6 weeks! - Sugar Daze is set to open its first retail location at 20 rue Henri Monnier in
the dynamic South Pigalle district (75009) on June 23.

The Sugar Daze Bake Shop will feature a daily rotating selection of the over 30 cupcake and
cake flavors available on the current menu as well as limited-time only special flavors and other
American baked goods like brownies, bars and pies. All Sugar Daze sweet treats are baked
fresh daily from scratch on-site using the highest quality, natural ingredients such as free-range
chicken eggs, Nielsen-Massey Bourbon Vanilla from Madagascar and fresh fruit. The cupcakes,
prepared using traditional American recipes, come in a variety of original and delicious flavors
such as "Lucky Star" (chocolate cupcake with whipped peanut butter frosting), "Kiss Kiss
Bang Bang" (the classic Red Velvet) and "Cookie Monster" (an Oreo cookie-speculoos cream
signature creation).

Cupcakes and other baked goods can be purchased for take-out or eat-in - the Bake Shop
proposes a small seating area for clients wishing to eat “sur place” while they enjoy a variety of
hot and cold drinks including teas and infusions by renowned French cultivator: Le Palais des

For more information visit for a full menu and photos or

The Sugar Daze Bake Shop
20 rue Henri Monnier, 75009 Paris
Metro: St-Georges, Pigalle

Check out Kidshop for adorable childrens clothing & accessories direct from Australia and available exclusively in France! 


Robin said...

While I can appreciate the need for some time off, I will selfishly miss your stories.

I had your blog on my mind the entire time I was last in Paris and look forward to participating in a few of my own stories next June for my 50th birthday.

You ladies have given me many smiles, tears, side splitting moments and I thank you very much.

Robin said...

Oh, just one thing. Not to be rude but can you please explain just WHY Paris might need cupcakes? :)

Lost In Cheeseland said...

Sad you're closing shop but excited for your next adventures!!

MaryBeth said...

Crap crap crappity crap. Everyone is quitting on me! Just tried to follow on twitter, please approve. Have a great life, will totally miss you and your great stories about Paris.

Shauna said...

ahhh, so sad :(
Understandable though.

Hope you'll still stop in from time to time.

Have a great weekend!


Michael Drips said...

I will miss you and your wonderful blog. Last year I fell in love with a French woman and we are moving to her house in Paris in 2013. I am going to start taking French lessons. She has already disposed of most of my wardrobe as being too "beauf".
I hope you will reconsider and start blogging again in the near future.

MademoisElla Coquine said...

Dear Fabulous Ladies,

I have to say that this post got me all verklempt. You ladies were the first expat blog that I discovered and now it's no more.

It's bittersweet when a blogger decides to move. I wish you both the best and look forward to following you on facebook and twitter! :*)

Thank you for the entertainment these past few years!



Anne said...

Thanks for the laughs and your wonderful insights, both on the French and American expats. Your voice(s) will be missed but all the best as you pursue the next adventure.

La Mom-an American Mom in Paris said...

@Robin, Thank you for such a sweet comment. It gave La Mom the chills. We are so happy that we made people laugh and smile through our amazing and crazy lives in Paris. May your 50th birthday fête be fabuleuse!

And Paris needs cupcakes just like we need McDonald's, Starbucks, Desperate Housewives.

@Lindsey - Shop is closed for a long vacation, but it may open again. You'll be one of the first to know. Thanks for all of your support and we'll see you around town and on Twitter and FB!

@MaryBeth, Will approve you, don't worry! You never know, we may come back when we have more time to write. For now, we just need to delete this pressure from our lives. We feel incredibly bad because we never have time to read or comment on other blogs much less keep ours updated. So, for now, it's a long vacation, a sabbatical, but you will see La Mom back for a big announcement by the end of the year.

@Shauna, Thanks for your understanding. We'll stop by!

@ Mike Drips, How can we forget one of the first men to comment on our blog? Merci for being there and good luck with your fashion transformation! Check back around November...the universe is lining things up for an announcement and some free time to write a few more blog posts, but not before then.

@Ella, It's no more for now, but could come back by the end of the year. Check back! And we love your blog- it takes us back to when we were single girls living it up in Paris - no kids, no husbands, fun jobs, clubbing, shopping, hanging out, you know ... Thank you for your lovely comments and bonne continuation with your blog and finding Monsieur Right.

@Anne, Thank you - It was one of our exchanges on Twitter that made things crystal clear and pushed us to make the final decision. We miss your Parisian voice, but still keep tabs on your in DC via your blog. Bonne continuation!!

Jenny Phoria said...

Oh no! I'm so sad to hear of your hiatus. I wish you all the best for your next adventures, and will keep my fingers crossed for a fall return.

Sugar Daze said...

Wait???? What????? Oh no, say it ain't so! This sprung up in my mailbox yesterday and I was totally unprepared for the very sad news. No more La Mom? :(

I have loved you guys even before I knew who was behind La Mom and I have to say thank you for many years of laughter, and insights on this sometimes wacky place we live. You will be sorely missed!

PS a huge thank you for the shout-out! And to Stephanie for launching me on this adventure!

AnnieC said...

Sigh... I thought this might be coming, because it had been weeks since your last post. I wish you all the best in the future, and thank you for entertaining me!

BTW, I watched the Gainsbourg movie the other night. By the end of it, my computer screen had a thin sheen of nicotine on it (and I don't smoke).

La Mom-an American Mom in Paris said...

@Jenny Phoria - Merci! All the best to you, your blog, and your life in Paris.

@Annie C- We think it's best to put things on hiatus. Infrequent posts, less social media activity, no time to read and comment on the other great blogs = two unprofessional mom bloggers. We had a great ride for 4 years. Thanks for being there with us!

@Cat - For now, no more. In the future, maybe a little bit, maybe more. Things have to change organizationally speaking. As you know, blogging takes up so much time and energy, and we have no more of either to devote to the blogging beast for now. Thanks for your support and don't worry - we'll continue promoting our favorite American cupcake baker on Twitter and Facebook!!

g said...

i didn't always comment ....but i always read and have been following for 3 plus years...i am VERY sad but so get it-hoping all is well and loking forward to november for the big news....i tried to follow on tritter first it was a go then not-i'll try again i need my la mom fix for sure-thanks girls for your very funny -very unique views on la vie francaise-g

Naperville Now said...

La Mom -- say it ain't so.

La Mom-an American Mom in Paris said...

@G - Thank you for your VERY NICE comment. It's so nice to hear from our readers. Please follow us on Twitter and Facebook ! Bisous.

@Naperville Now - Whoa! La Mom's first boyfriend in Paris was from Naperville. Yep, it's true. Thank you for leaving a comment and supporting us!

Kasia Dietz said...

You will be missed La Moms! But how happy I am that I got a chance to know you, both through this blog and in person. Looking forward to your next adventures, on and off line :)

La Mom-an American Mom in Paris said...

Merci Kasia! À très bientôt.

a H.I.T. said...

Figures, as soon as I get back, you guys go on vacation. Well deserved and enjoy the time with your family and friends.

beurre de cacao said...

Everyone definitely needs a break! We'll be waiting for your next adventure.


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