Paris (im)perfect

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Paris (im)perfect
Sion Dayson is paris (im)perfect. Writer, dreamer, she moved to France on - no exaggerating - a romantic whim. As you can imagine, a lot can go wrong (and very right!) with such a (non)plan.
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Website Reviews » There are 18 reviews on Paris (im)perfect

23:07 PM October 06, 2012

Paris (im)perfect is a blog much viewed and appreciated by ex-pats, Parisians and a wider global audience. Sion has that special gift of bringing this wonderful city to life with a most sensitive and delicate touch. As a Paris blogger myself, Paris (im)perfect sets the standard to which I aspire.

03:58 AM October 07, 2012

I love Paris (im)perfect! It's interesting, well-written, fun, and appeals to me because I hope to become an ex-pat in France someday myself.

12:30 PM October 07, 2012

Paris (im)perfect makes me miss the good and laugh at the not so good little things that come with living in the City of Lights. Wonderfully insightful.

13:50 PM October 07, 2012

Paris (imperfect) is an open-minded and open-hearted walk through the streets of Paris. I enjoy Sion's insights about this wonderful city.

15:07 PM October 07, 2012

I love this blog. I am also an expat in Paris, and Sion's writing resonates with me. Bravo Sion, I'll continue to be a reader for as long as you put ink to paper (in the digital sense as well).

18:04 PM December 06, 2012

Gee whiz, and I thought this would be hard to find out.

Erika Anderson
23:18 PM December 11, 2012

Five star lady, five star blog xx

Jolie Preau
03:58 AM December 12, 2012

I love and live by non-plans! This is a fun and inspirational blog. I always enjoy Sion's perspective and style. :-)

09:45 AM December 12, 2012

This blog is great. It's about Paris, but so much more. The great thing is that Sion is actually as cool as she sounds.

Write Naked
14:54 PM December 12, 2012

I am a freelance writer and I love everything Paris. When I came across Sion's blog through our mutual friend a few years ago, I found the exact window into French life I didn't know I was missing out on. I enjoy reading her perspective on life in Paris and watching her writing career grow.

14:56 PM December 12, 2012

Sion's blog keeps me sane in the City of Little Light! Gray Paree is a bit brighter thanks to Sion's stories and insights, and best of all, fabulous New Yorky sense of humor. Paris is imperfect, but Sion is pure perfection!

15:03 PM December 12, 2012

Sion's blog is terrific! Her writing style is accessible and elegant at once. She has an artist's gift: she captures everyday moments in a beautiful way that enables many other people to relate their own experiences. Her blog is comforting, inspiring, and real.

15:11 PM December 12, 2012

Absolutely love Sion's writings and sharings of her journey through her days in Paris on her blog Paris (im)perfect. She makes me feel connected to both Paris and to a bigger world, all through her words. Superb.

Karin Prescott
00:00 AM December 13, 2012

Paris (im)perfect is real and from the heart. It's a blog for readers who are interested in not only literature, Paris, or international living, but for those who want to read an excellent writer with a truly authentic voice.

06:08 AM December 13, 2012

Stumbling upon this blog (in pursuit of another internet quest) was serendipity. As a one-time expat in Paris, I relate to so many of Sion's insights and ambivalences. Her writing style is delightful, and I really feel the person behind the thoughts. Thoroughly enjoying it!

Jen Hicks
13:30 PM December 14, 2012

This blog has great spirit: humble, courageous, and alive.

14:18 PM December 14, 2012

Beautiful blog about a writer's life in Paris!

15:06 PM December 14, 2012

I recently discovered Sion's blog - and Sion - and I'm looking forward to reading and discussing more of her beautiful and inspiring perspective and take on life, Paris, and France in general.

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