Coucou! My name is Anne and I am a writer in Paris. Though my passport is American, my appetite is oh-so French. Hardly Snarky is where I share my musings on travel and life in France and beyond.
Previously, I’ve contributed to several Francophile publications in the U.S. and abroad as well as the National Geographic I Heart My City travel blog. My work can also be found on Medium. Please contact me if you are interested in working together!
Before moving to Paris, everywhere from Aix-en-Provence, France to Washington, D.C. to small towns in Virginia have been my homes-for-now, but I always knew I wanted to return to Paris. My path to Paris began at a very young age, from reading Madeline to learning French basics before school, all while eating too much Nutella. In 2011, I studied at NYU in Paris and after two years of working in Washington, D.C. post-graduation, I quit my job and moved to Aix-en-Provence to teach English. Now, I am a student at the American University of Paris working on my masters in Global Communication.
Why Hardly Snarky?
I built this blog in anticipation for studying abroad in 2010, but I wanted to stay as far away from “An American in Paris” and similar blog titles as possible. At the time, I had quite a snark to my personality that I only slightly acknowledged. And thus, a blog was born.
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