Who said cheese and wine and lounging in Parisian cafes are for the gentries? Jenna-Marie Warnecke’s story of how she, on a freelancer’s salary, saved enough to move to Paris and become a full-time writer is one from which we could all learn something.
Life, especially for those of us born with a roof over our heads and food on our plates, is all about choices; even during the season of Paris’s famous biennial sales, Jenna-Marie chose subsisting in Paris over a new stock of shoes. Something about that choice is both deeply French—and also Taoist.
Her blog, Paris Cheapskate, is a treasure trove of advice on how to travel in the City of Lights without breaking the banque.