Monday, 30 March 2009

á la maison

I'm home. It has been a wonderful week in Paris. It has truly been fantastic. Oh, I adore la France. I love french, the culture, the people, the food, the different places in the city and the atmosphere. All I want is to go back. I've been the typical tourist (seeing Versailles, Phanteon, La tour Eiffel, Les Invalides, Pompidou, the Picasso museum, Notre Dame and so one), but in the same time I've lived la vie parisienne. I've taken walks in Le Marais, Montmartre and Quartier Latin, listened to two free concerts outside Sacre Coeur, sut down by la Seine, drunk a lot of coffee, eaten at Ladurée - twice! The week has been very fantastic indeed. And all this together with my lovely lovely friends. Oh, what a wonderful life!
And of course, I've shopped - a lot! When leaving for Paris my bag's weight was 16 kg, but when returning it was 22kg. That says a bit, I guess. I love Marais and it's small vintage shops, Quartier Latin for it's book stores, Shakespeare & Co., the Opera district for it's Marc by Marc Jacobs store. I love all of Paris. I really do.

The days in Paris was spent with this: coffee. frappuchino fava chip. walking. dreaming. sun. wind. hats. french. rain. history. monuments. macroons. patisserie. versailles. marie antionette. friends. fromage. laughter. vintage. le marais. café de flore. ladurée. georges pompidou. mass in notre dame. hights. metro. vin rouge. euros. lycée. new books. old books. bar. garcons francais. la mode. vogue. black and white photos. montmartre. concerts. parisiennes. high heels. food. a lot of food.

Bisous de moi

21 comments:

Georgie said...

I miss Paris. Last time I went, I was four. I had lunch at this little cheese restaurant and shop combined, and I ordered duck's tongue.

setyourselfonfire said...

So so sooooo jealous!

Maria-Thérèse said...

Yaay! You had a good time!! I've been thinking about you and wondering what you were up to in Paris :) :) :)

Lovely photos, the last one in particular is soo creative! Sometimes you need to look at the small things, don't you?!

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The Wanderers' Daughter said...

Sounds like you enjoyed Paris the way it should be enjoyed!

Anna Karenina said...

Seems like you had a good trip ;P

No, the week was indeed amazing, no doubt about it. I loved (almost) every moment of it, and those I didn't enjoy were the ones I felt I was throwing away.

Wanderlusting said...

I miss Paris so much. So jealous! I wish Canada wasn't so damn far away! Sounds like you soaked up as much atmosphere as you could though - bravo! That is the best way :)

bisous

Lusty

Mariah said...

It looks like you had a fabulous time!!! One day I shall make it to Paris... One day.

the golden fairy princess said...

oh, how amazing! i'm completely jealous of you, i've never been to paris but it sounds like you went about it exactly the right way. Ladurée and shopping? so so so jealous.

Couture Carrie said...

Amazing photos, darling! Your trip sounds just perfect!

xoxox,
CC

Mirthe said...

Ahw, Paris is perfect!

Amelia said...

I love your description. I know I've already expressed my envy of you for taking this trip, but this post makes it so much worse--in the best possible way, of course ;)

What did you buy?

hrose said...

I'm so glad you had the best trip! it sounds completely wonderful, and has made me very very very eager to go back again... and again... and again! hahahaha.

i love the close up of the gate at the petit trianon, such a stunning picture and really well done. i'm so jealous. you sound like you had a ball!

I can't wait to see what you bought! you shopped, of course you did, adding 6 kilos to your bag is very very normal. i'm proud!

isn't laduree lovely? my favourite, if a little crowded.

more pictures please!

XXX

A Beautiful Party said...

sounds like you has an amazing, dreamy time. I've been dreaming of paris lately, i hope i get back there soon!

aubrey said...

paris je'taime:)
ohh i wish i could travel there one day:)

muchlove said...

wow, paris looks and sounds fantastic. You really do seem to have a wonderful life!

Lara said...

sounds like you had a lovely time...i miss france so much, but hopefully i'll be going back this summer(fingers crossed!).

Andee said...

I'm glad you had a good time! and I am verrryy jealous of you right now =]It seems like one of the best cultures in the world.

Twobreadsplease said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful time, i'm so jealous! I hope you post what you bought! x

Belle said...

I want to go to paris so badly. Sounds like you had an amazing time.
Belle

Fashion Garden said...

OOh you remind me good souvenirs from my trip !! :) alice
xoxo
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Emily said...

It looks and sounds like you had a wonderful trip! :) Thank you for sharing your photos!