Writer Aurelia d'Andrea's infatuation with Paris began in high school French class, but it was in 2004,after a yearlong adventure in the City of Light,that she realized she was in love. Five years later, she packed up her San Francisco apartment and schlepped her husband, her dog, and seven bicycles back to the French capitol. After nearly five years in her adopted hometown, Aurelia no longer dreads the dossier or fears a visit to the prefecture. Instead, she's learned to embrace the paper trail and accept her perpetually deficient French grammar. Besides being a non-stop source of creative inspiration, the city is a feast for the senses,and that's what keeps this expat's passion for Paris alive. A typical day usually includes a bike trip across town to her favourite outdoor market, a neighbourhood promenade with her dog Fanny, and at least one glass of wine.Aurelia is the author of Moon Living Abroad in France, Moon MapGuide Paris, and Vegetarian Paris. Her writing has also appeared in Vegetarian Times and online at FranceMagazine.com and girlsguidetoparis.com. Visit her blog at myveganparisianadventure.blogspot.com.