Mireille (from Paris)
Mireille (pronounced MEER-ay) is a craftswoman in the baking trade. She lives and works in Paris (pronounced PAH-rhee), the capital of the west European nation of France.
She is one of two children. Her father Claude is mostly retired but works part-time as a street painter. Her mother Rochelle is a retired accountant. Her sister Jacinthe (nickname: Jaci) is a talented fashion designer with Yves Saint Laurent.
She learned how to bake baguettes at the renowned Le Grenier à Pain (the bread attic). She now has her own shop, Café Mireille. While she enjoys baking all types of bread, baguettes are her favorite. It’s a source of French pride.
Mireille grew up with an appreciation for the arts. Not only does her father and sister work in creative fields, but her mom is an avid reader who encouraged her to keep a diary. As a result, Mireille is quietly expressive.
She is also knowledgeable and passionate about wine and cheese, a popular pairing with French breads. She sees it an extension of her craft. The French rarely consume one without the others.
When she isn’t baking, she leaves the city for wineries. She photographs the countryside and write letters to her friends.
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