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Back From Paris – An American In New York – A Photo Essay

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Join Gloria Swanson Jr. as she shares her glass-half-full moments while living in Paris, from discovering the best people and places in the coolest arrondissements to pairing the right wine with her very current divorce.

This week Gloria departs from Paris and visits her hometown of New York City.

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PARIS BOULEVARD – Chapter 5

I flew to New York last week via Newark Liberty International Airport and immediately ended up in food heaven.

A Shake Shack hamburger stand greeted me inside my terminal.

I couldn’t say no.

I ordered a burger and it was absolutely amazing.

I thought: “How can something possibly taste this good? And why aren’t these savory sandwiches in Paris?”

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Below are some photos from my vacation.

I am sharing things I revisited, discovered, lost, or made me smile.

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I returned to Paris two weeks later in a New York state of mind.

I returned to Paris with extra pounds and a heart full of crazy happiness.

I returned to Paris to find décalage horaire (jet-lag) and la pluie (rain).

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I am home, but it’s great to call your hometown New York.

My photos…

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new york - photo by gloria swanson jr - 2Flor de Mayo

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nyc - photo by gloria swanson jr - 19Zabar’s

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ny times red - russian baths - photo by gloria swanson jr - 2d

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dirty rice - photo by gloria swanson jr - 2bDirty rice (You will have to find a best friend in Brooklyn to make you one of your favorite dishes.)

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russian baths - photo by gloria swanson jr - 2aRussian Baths (“Shvitz Heaven” … my favorite place on earth!)

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cindy lew popup invitee-Flyer Courtesy of Elaine Kim and Cindy Lew Jewelry

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new york - photo by gloria swanson jr - 8Luke’s Lobster Roll

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new york - photo by gloria swanson jr - 9Sausage, Egg & Cheese on a Roll

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new york - photo by gloria swanson jr - 10“Well, the secret is… you got to coordinate.” — John Witherspoon, Boomerang

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new york - photo by gloria swanson jr - 11Blondie’s Chicken Wings

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new york - photo by gloria swanson jr - 12Joe’s Shanghai Soup Dumplings (moving to a new location in December 2019)

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new york - photo by gloria swanson jr - 13Best Chalkboard Sign

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new york - photo by gloria swanson jr - 14Stand Up NY (good for laughs, just to know)

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new york - photo by gloria swanson jr - 15Barney Greengrass

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new york - photo by gloria swanson jr - 16Slightly Dirty Martini ( I don’t remember where)!!!

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nyc - photo by gloria swanson jr - 24Amy’s Hot Chocolate

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nyc - photo by gloria swanson jr - 22Central Park (free)

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nyc - photo by gloria swanson jr - 23Coffee (unlimited)

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nyc - photo by gloria swanson jr - 21 Delicioso Coco Helado

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nyc - photo by gloria swanson jr - 20 Sal & Carmine

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new york - photo by gloria swanson jr - 17American Breakfast

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ABOUT GLORIA SWANSON JR.

Gloria Swanson Jr. is a freelance writer and American tour guide living in Paris.

Gloria’s private tours of Paris are for tres chic and ultra-fun folks who want to know the ins and outs of the famed and fabulous city.

She can be contacted at gloriaswansonjr@gmail.com.

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IMAGE CREDITS

  • All images courtesy of Gloria Swanson Jr., except e-Flyer;
  • e-Flyer Courtesy of Elaine Kim and Cindy Lew Jewelry.