Had you followed the damp queue through the mysterious door on the Quai de Jemmapes last Saturday, you would have been rewarded with a glorious sight. On every surface were perched bright, colourful, scrumptious treats - cupcakes everywhere, as far as the eye can see. This can only mean one thing: the third edition of Cupcake Camp Paris was in full swing at the trendy Comptoir Général.
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If you're visiting from America, you can move along, there's nothing to see here. But if you live in France and have been craving real American treats in a cozy and friendly setting, come on down to the Left Bank.
American-born Merce Muse opens a New York style coffee house in the North Marais district. Now you have no excuse for not checking out this increasingly food-happy part of town.
If you're not in the US for election day, it's not too late to send in your absentee ballot, even if you still haven't received your ballot in the mail. This is direct from AARO (Association of Americans Resident Overseas) & the US Embassy:
Final Reminder to VOTE!
American citizens should vote now in the November 4, 2008 presidential
and general elections. If you registered to vote and requested an absentee
ballot by your state's deadline, you should have already received your
state absentee ballot. Please return your marked ballot now!
Ballot hasn't arrived?
If your ballot has not arrived, use the Federal Write-in Absentee Ballot (FWAB).
The FWAB serves as an emergency ballot for voters who registered in time
but fail to receive an official ballot from local election officials. The FWAB is
available at www.fvap.gov or from any U.S. Embassy or Consulate.
If your regular state ballot arrives after you have mailed the FWAB,
complete and mail the state ballot as well.
Returning your ballot
Voted ballots and FWABs may be mailed to your local voting officials
in the United States through first-class international mail or from any
U.S. Embassy or Consulate. Last-minute voters should consider using
an express courier company to deliver their ballots (FedEx has special rates from France).
A few states also accept completed ballots by fax or e-mail.
The Voting Assistance Officers at the Consular Section of the U.S. Embassy
in Paris are also always available to answer questions about absentee voting.
To contact the Voting Assistance Officers, call 04 91 54 96 10, 01 43 12 29 93,
01 43 12 20 93, 01 43 12 20 21, or send an e-mail to VoteParis@state.gov.
United States Embassy
American Citizen Services Unit
4 avenue Gabriel
75382 Paris Cedex 08, France
Telephone in France: 01 43 12 22 22
Telephone from US: (011 33) 1 43 12 22 22