Amazon best-selling author Vicki Lesage proves daily that raising two French kids isn’t as easy as the hype lets on. In her three minutes of spare time per week, she writes, sips bubbly, and prepares for the impending zombie apocalypse. She lives in Paris with her French husband, rambunctious son, and charming daughter, all of whom mercifully don’t laugh when she says “au revoir.” She penned Confessions of a Paris Party Girl, Confessions of a Paris Potty Trainer, and Petite Confessions in between diaper changes and wine refills. She writes about the ups and downs of life in the City of Light at VickiLesage.com.
Question: What’s the best way to have fun at 2:30 a.m. on a weeknight?
Answer (from my 20-something self): Get in one more drink before last call and pick up some alcohol-absorbing take-out food on the way home.
Answer (from my 30-something self): Rock your baby to sleep for an hour and a half because OMG SHE DOESN’T WANT TO SLEEP AND I’M GOING CRAZY.
I guess you could say things have changed in the past decade. Adieu, partying days. Bonjour, tantrums and diaper disasters.
Since I can barely keep my eyes open right now, how about we keep this interview short and just skip to my favorite question?
Question: If you were a drink, what would you be?
Answer: I would be a Spritz, an Italian drink of Prosecco and orange liqueur. Sweet, sassy, and bubbly. My Italian roots are evident in my wild hand gestures as I tell story after story during a night out on the town. You may not have heard of me, but once you try me, you’ll love me. Or at least (hopefully) really, really like me.
3 oz. Prosecco
2 oz. Aperol orange liqueur
1 oz. soda water
orange slice for garnish
- Fill a large wine glass 1/3 full with ice.
- Pour in Prosecco, then Aperol, then soda water.
- Garnish with an orange, and wave your hands around as you recount your latest embarrassing story to your drinking companions.
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