Thursday, June 30, 2016
Elizabeth Kemble, founder of Travellati Tours, gave an illustrated talk on "Hemingway's Paris" at an authentic French bistro, La Bonne Soupe. Liz shared the places that the author frequented in Paris, such as La Closerie des Lilas, the café in which he wrote his masterpiece, The Sun Also Rises. She revealed the famous people with which he associated, such as Gertrude Stein and F. Scott Fitzgerald; and showed us examples of works by the painters that he credits as having influenced his prose style.
War-hero, raconteur, bon-vivant, gourmand, keen observer and acclaimed author, Hemingway detailed his extraordinary life in his memoir, A Moveable Feast, published posthumously in 1964. Liz brought this story to life with anecdotes and photos chronicling his time in Paris, his inspirations as well as those he influenced in turn.
La Bonne Soupe is an authentic rustic French bistro in the heart of midtown. We were delighted to feast on tasty delights such as crêpes and quiche. They have some of the best onion soup in all of NYC as well as an assortment of decadent desserts. You can view their website here.
Liz is the founder of Travellati Tours, providing themed, immersive, interactive travel tours for the cultural voyager; and the designer of the tour "Papa's Paris," a one-week stroll through the moveable feast that is Paris; details available at http://www.travellati.com/paris/.