I’m definitely back in New York
I’m definitely back in New York
Paris… Ce n’est qu’un au revoir.
"If you are lucky enough to have lived in Paris as a young man, then wherever you go for the rest of your life it stays with you, for Paris is a moveable feast."
Galeries Lafayette Paris, France
Doing shopping here is an overwhelming experience, especially during the first days of summer sales. But it’s worth visiting this shopping center, the interiors are amazing.
I don’t mind avoiding the crowd here and choose to go to Le Marais to shop. The stores there seem to be less chaotic and the styles are more unique.
And I’m not talking about rainbow patterns.. :)
Chez Lena et Mimile
One of the best things to do in Paris is enjoying the food: walking around the streets and smell fresh bread, fruit and veggies, cheese… It’s an amazing experience and it reminded me a lot about Italy.
I haven’t tried frog legs and snails but I did go to a lot of good restaurants, French and International ones and i never left disappointed.
Just remember: never cut the salad! :-)
La fête continue .. (at Chatelet Les Halles)
The Solstice of Summer in Paris
It was one of my best nights in Paris. Everyone celebrating the start of summer in different ways: singing, dancing, drinking, …
21 Juin 2014: la fête de la musique. On the streets of Paris people celebrate the summer solstice from day to late night. (at Belleville Paris)
Jazz festival and picnic (at Chateau De Vincennes)Three Times at Parc Floral.. Yes I liked it and I liked the company
L’amour à Paris (at Pont des Amoureux - Love Lock Bridge)
Paris is such a romantic city.
They say that everyone needs a flirt in Paris, I think it’s right but I also think that if you are lucky you’ll find love.
i’m honest, i saw a bloster attached to that bridge too. that’s too much of a bond..
Now I know why Paris is called the city of lights. I went to Montmartre today and I saw one of the best views I have ever seen.
Meeting the bobos in Paris at La Bellevilloise café. La Bellevilloise is a venue with outdoor and indoor space for concerts, restaurant, cafe, poetry and book reading in the XX arrondissement of Paris. You would think you are in Brooklyn… Yes it seems so, but we are in Paris. Its so weird seeing French speakers hipsters The concert was really fun, we danced a lot, my feet hurt!
—Une visite guidée aux Jardins Renoir (at Musée De Montmartre Paris)—
Besides the carrotts in your lunch every day, as a student of Alliance Française i was able to participate to some guided tours in musuems and to some cultural events.
This was taken in Montmartre. We visited the museum and then the area around there. Really nice view from Paris from up here.
ahhhh….. Le Marais…
my favorite neighborhood in Paris. A lot of art, history, creativity, liberte’, egualite’, fraternite’, … I love the arcade by Place de Vosges, the little boutiques and the art galleries.
I had a nice walk today at l’île de la Cité.
C’est à côté de NotreDame Cathédrale et il a un unique charme médiéval.
Chez Jim ce soir!
Deuxième jour à Paris et j’ai mon première invitation à dîner. C’est Jim Haynes.
Avant d’arrivér à Paris, j’ai fait beaucoup de recherche sur lieux à visiter ou restaurants pour manger, j’ai lit beaucoup d’articles sur internet et de blogs. C’est comme j’ai connu de Jim Haynes et ses diner…
Jim has been hosting people, friends and strangers, French and foreigners in his place/former art studio every Sunday night for dinner, for more than 30 years.
Anyone can participate, contacting him by phone, mailing a letter or sending him an email. If there’s room for you he will write you back.
During summer he can hosts about 50-60 people since he has an outdoor garden, also friends are volunteering cooking for him so every Sunday there’s a different menu.
The gatherings he’s having over all these years, are not about food or wine, but it’s more about connecting people, helping them integrating in a new community, making strangers feeling comfortable at home and in Paris. I happen to meet very nice and friendly people from 20 to 70 years old last Sunday , some of them from Australia, Sweden, England and somebody even from my neighborhood in NY.
It was a good experience and I will always remember his sweet smile. :-)