Monthly Archive November 2012
This is one of the things I miss the most about Paris. Just grabbing a chair at an outdoor café and sit four hours and hours. There’s nothing better during spring and summer.
Ever since I saw this post by Little Pieces of Light I’ve been trying to think of movies that have a little bit of a Parisian flavour to them, just to get in that “Paris mood” before I leave. Above you can see the movies that I could think of. From top left you have: The Da Vinci Code, Midnight in Paris, Marie Antoinette, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Moulin Rouge, Hugo, Le Divorce, Ratatouille (which is my all time favourite “Paris mood” movie), Anastasia, Frantic, Amelie and Julie & Julia. Although I must admit that I haven’t seen all of these just yet (Marie Antoinette, Hugo, Le Divorce, Amelie, Julie & Julia)…
Have I missed your favourite movie? Or do you have one that I need to see? Tell me!
Speaking of neighbourhoods… This photo is from where I used to live in Paris. Well, I didn’t live on this exact street but very close by. I both loved and (mildly) hated my former neighbourhood. I hated it because it could be so damn crowded sometimes which was especially annoying when I had to lug four very heavy grocery bags all the way home while zigzagging between all the tourists who stopped in the middle of the street to take photos of a pigeon for example (I shouldn’t throw stone in glass houses, but whatever). And I loved it because of… Well, everything else. The lovely people, the cheese shop along the main road, my very kind butcher, the cute little paper shop downstairs, the amazing evenings that I spent overlooking the Seine, the calmness, that safe feeling that the island provided, the early mornings, the walks over the Seine and the fact that it felt like I lived in a small village even though I was in the middle of Paris. Amazing!
I can finally tell you that I’ve found the apartment I’ll be staying in during my first months back in Paris! It’s a tini tiny flat on the sixth floor in a gorgeous Parisian building. Since my stay will be longer this time (I don’t know when, or if I’ll ever leave) I had to think more economically this time around — meaning no gorgeous window overlooking the Seine or an address on Île Saint Louis… But I think I’ll manage anyway!
My little apartment is located in the 6th arrondissement, which just happens to be one of my favourite neighbourhoods in Paris. And now I need your help. I want to know about your favourite cafés, restaurants, bars, boulangeries, pâtisseries, stores, parks and supermarkets in this great neighbourhood. I want to find that perfect croissant, that neighbourhood café I can sit at for hours and that go-to restaurant that always delivers.
Give it to me!
For all of you who are dreaming about falling in love in Paris, here’s a little treat. It’s far from impossible!
It’s hard to find a city more beautiful than this during nighttime.
Want to do something different on your next trip to Paris? Well, then Localers is a great site to check out! Why not go on a fashion tour in le Marais, a private tour of the Louvre, go to a Parisian market together with a chef, visit Versailles for a day or go on a christmas shopping spree? As you can see my photos have been featured on their website, and look how pretty it turned out!
To expand our French vocabulary I thought that this could be a fun idea! It’s probably more fun than useful, but hey, why not?
I love this little park behind the Notre Dame. While the madness is always going on by the front of the church this little park is often pretty calm and peaceful. It’s best during early mornings.