Christie's Reunion

One of the best things about summer in Paris is spending time with friends who come to visit. On that account, this summer has been exceptionally rewarding. After arriving in Paris, I learned that Christie's Education has organized a reunion and several of my former classmates will be in town for the event.

The party would consist of cocktails and dinner at a Saint-Germain-des-Prés restaurant. And, everyone who had studied at Christie's between 1996-2006 was invited. I was due to return to the states prior to the party, but I decided to extend my stay in order to see friends and faculty who I had not seen in a few years.

Maria-Grace, Charlie, Bruno, Moi, Isabelle and Sylvia

It was a wonderful night. The dinner was held at Villa Montaverdi, an Italian restaurant in the heart of the Latin Quarter, on one of those teeny-tiny streets adjacent to the Saint-Sulpice church. Our former Director, Anne-Sophie organized the evening and she did a marvelous job. Cocktails were served in one of two private dining rooms while we checked-in, mingled and enthusiastically greeted each other.

Eventually, we found our places at one of several large banquet tables. We dined on a delicious three-course meal that included a tomato and mozzarella salad, chicken scallopini in a lemon-caper sauce and tiramisu. Throughout dinner, Anne-Sophie did her very best to try to get us to mix it up and sit with students from years other than our own. But, we would have none of it!

We stayed in our little cliques, gathered news of those who could not attend and told funny stories about events that had happened during our year of study. It was so much fun and I am so glad that I reorganized my travel plans to ensure that I could be there.

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