Paris vs. New York

People who adore New York say they love the energy, the creativity, the vibe. People love Paris for its timelessness, its beauty and elegance. Both cities are diverse and ever-changing. My list does not go to the core of Paris or New York – it is a list of first impressions alone.

French Banking – The Never-Ending Circle of Unhelpfulness (and Lessons Learned)

It all started when I got a new phone and was not able to transfer the HSBC mobile app over to it. What seems like the easiest thing to fix has triggered a stream of banking woes and a never-ending circle of unhelpfulness with HSBC France. Here’s what happened and what we learned from it.