Born in Paris
Profession Founder - RingMeMaybe app
Favorite quote "It’s not about the destination, it’s about the journey"
“I’ve lived here since …” 2013
“I came here because of …” The energy, the most open minded and entrepreneurial city in the world. Everyone is starting a new life here. Everyone is welcome and accepted as they are, as long as they have a visa and can pay for a more and more expensive rent.
“Taty and I know each other from …” Club Med - being GO (Gentil Organisateur) together in 2003! hummm that long ago? :)
“When family/friends come to visit, I always take them to … first” The Cliff house, historic sea food restaurant with a view over the ocean!
“If I want to get to know new people, I go to …” Meetups for professional networking, there are several options every night and you eat and drink for free. The good bars of the Mission and the Marina. Tinder is still a thing for dating.
“If I want to have an amazing breakfast/lunch/dinner, I go to …” On the cheap side: for brunch, a Dim Sum in China town, my favorite is New Asia. Tacos at Taqueria Cancun. On the expensive side: for dinner, The Foreign Cinema in the Mission. Pizza at Tony’s, the world champion of pizza.
“If I want to reflect, I go to …” The top of Bernal Height, my favorite hill for a jog or a walk with a view.
“I like the locals more than Belgians because …” They think big.
“I like Belgians more than the locals because …” Belgians have more humor.
“If I miss one thing here, it’s … “ Les moules ---pretending I am Belgian here :)
“If there’s one thing that frustrates me here, it’s …” Cost of living, the rents are crazy and make everybody angry. 3500 USD for a 1 bedroom...
“I get inspired here by …” Elon Musk.
“Since I live here, I’ve changed my mind about …” I thought Paris was expensive...
“If I could go back in time, I would go grab a coffee with …” Harvey Milk.
“The one thing I’d like to accomplish still, is …” Take Tatyana out in SF, I have not seen her over here yet ;)
More tips? Talk to people, San Franciscans are very friendly and always ready to help and tell you about what to do where to hang out.
Coffee or cocktails? Both!
Wine or beer? Both!
Red carpet or red lipstick? neither
USA or Europe? USA
Organic food or fast food? Organic food, I pretend
Movies or musicals? both
Island life or city life? Island life
Spicy or sweet? Spicy
Bike or car? Uber
In control or out of control? before or after 6 pm?
Meat or fish? both!
Christmas or Easter? None.
Spanish or Italian? Spanish
Early bird or night owl? night owl
Chocolate or vanilla? chocolate
Adele or Celine Dion? Really?
Chandler or Joey? Chandler
Cats or dogs? Neither
Vacation or staycation? Staycation
Mountains or ocean? Ocean
Chicken or pasta? Chicken -> try the Limon Rotisserie, best chicken in town
Scandinavian or Latino? hum
Ski or surf? Ski
Finding true love or winning the lottery? ahah
Oscar/Grammy or Nobel Prize? Nobel
Instagram or Facebook? Facebook