Hello my beloved readers in 2012! I hope you all had a fabulous and festive start into the new year! Some of you might know that I spent last Christmas in my second home town Paris. Thus, I decided to dedicate today’s ‘From Place To Space’ blog post to the City of Lights and my amazing stay there. I spent some of the most relaxing and joyous days in Paris. But let me guide you through my little adventure and flirty encounter avec la ville que j’aime.
Whenever I arrive in Paris I am first and foremost drawn to the architecture and the plethora of stunning 19th century facades that line the streets and boulevards. I can’t help but snap pics on the way with my iPhone and imagine how it would feel to actually live in such a grand building. Anyway, a bit of daydreaming is allowed, right? Then I was amazed by the festive decorations throughout the city that added a notch to the city’s image as ‘City of Lights’ – it was even more sparkling, glamorous and twinkling than ever before.
Christmas Eve was very intimate and romantic with a beautiful dinner full of French delicacies including the compulsory ‘bûche de Noël’ and a bottle of champagne. For a very first time, I even tried ‘escargots’ this year (also a Christmas tradition in France). On Christmas Day, I was invited to a fancy breakfast at the de luxe hotelPlaza Athenéewith an adorable little ice rink in the hotel courtyard and a magnificent view of the Tour Eiffel. Can Christmas be any better?
Then it was about time to hit the stores for some last minute Xmas shopping. This time I discovered some amazing shops like ‘Merci, Merci’, ‘Hier Pour Demain’ and a few street lined thrift stores with amazing mid-century furniture, Moroccan decorations and other paraphernalia galore. Of course, a stop over at the famous Galeries Lafayette with its rocking Christmas tree was inevitable, too.
Apart from that, I enjoyed relaxing in Paris and meeting some old friends for dinners and walks, I wandered the streets and made little breaks in local cafés enjoying a good cup of coffee and yummy French pastries. Invigorated and inspired I returned to Munich and now I am ready to face a new and hopefully successful year with all of you! I hope I could transfer a bit of the festive and lovely atmosphere from Paris through my little iPhone snapshots. Á bientôt, mes amis!
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