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 hotel Plaza Athenée with 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!
Photography by Igor Josifovic
woohhhoooo such a lovely report you made.. looks like you had a great romantic stay 😉
Loved every picture and every word of it
*sigh* I now can go to bed and dream of Paris 😉
bonne nuit mon copin
Igor, one cannot but fall in love with Paris when I read your post. You manage to seduce the reader so that I want to book the next’Eurostar’and experience what you experience. My love for Paris has a little faded (overdid it) but like with Munich, you have sold it to me…:) Bon Année mon chér!!
Gahhhhh! Your post makes me so excited to visit later this month! That last snap is divine – so pleased you had a great time! 🙂
Amazing! Everything about your Christmas looks fab! And may I say your photos are incredibly gorgeous?!?! Just perfect!
Such a beautiful trip Igor!! I could have shopped in that second hand shop for days! Thanks for taking us along for the ride!
Oh my, I am jealous of you, as usual! 🙂 What beautiful pictures! You really managed to capture the feeling of your trip with pictures of decorations and shopping and glamorous shots of the city itself. Oh, Paris!!!!
How fun!!! Every image makes me drool over your time in Paris!!
Glückliches neues Jahr! In Paris muss Weihnachten noch viel schöner sein!!!!
I see you were shopping at some of my fave places. Looks like you had a grand time! Were this shots taken with your phone? Nice!
Ein wundervolles, glückliches und bezauberndes Neues Jahr wünsche ich Dir … Paris muss Weihnachten besonders schön sein – noch schöner, als es sonst eh schon ist…
Great post Igor, makes me want to hop on the Eurostar immediately!
Happy New Year from a fellow BYWer!
Thank you all for your wonderful comments & a happy new year to everyone!
@Tara: Yes, all pics were shot with my iPhone:-)
Igor, it looks like the perfect holiday! Happy 2012!
Fantastic, AGAIN! I’m looking forward to my honeymoon trip to Paris in May, and this was a post I really needed, especially the advice about thrift shops!
Hugs from Serbia
Well that looks FANTASTIC! I adore Paris, who doesn’t, but never have been there during the holidays. Must do. Wonderful pics, they capture the essence of Christmas and Paris beautifully. So glad I stumbled across your blog when I did! I love Munich too, it’s so darn charming! Happy new Year! xo
und wie waren die Schnecken??
das erste Foto finde ich klasse, hast du dieses auch mit deinem ajfon geschossen?? welche app?
Die Schnecken waren einen Versuch wert. Aber es bleibt bei einem Versuch:-) Alle Fotos habe ich mit meinem iPhone geschossen und meistens verwende ich Instagram – so auch beim ersten Foto:-)
ich danke dir!!!
hast du dich wenigstens für foie gras erwärmen können??
Grüsse aus Dijon
Foie gras esse ich gerne, aber in Maßen:-) Aber mein absolutes Lieblingsessen in Frankreich ist einfach nur Käse und Baguette:-) Lieben Gruß aus München!
du sprichst mir aus der Seele…. wobei es bessere Brote gibt als Baguette… probier mal banette
your rummaging photos have got me DROOLING! Happy New Years Igor!
@Un coup d’aile: probiere ich das nächste Mal, danke für den Tipp!
@Justina: I was thinking of you when I spotted the ethnic inspired pillows:-)
I simply adore this post! True when they say a picture is worth a thousand words :). I can see you had plenty of fun – yay!
Happy New Year!
Looks like you had a wonderful time. I haven’t been to Paris in years, but this gorgeous post took me straight back there.
Ahhh Paris, c’est magnifique!
Happy new year Igor. lovely photos and trip. makes me want to visit Paris, you are lucky man :).
Hej Igor – ein hübscher Beitrag. Sag mal, kennst Du auch tolle Hotels in Paris? Plane einen kleinen Trip… Würde mich freuen! Alles Liebe, RIke
Hi Rike! Leider kann ich bei Hotels nicht wirklich helfen, da ich in Paris immer privat wohne. Aber sonst kann ich gerne bei anderen Sachen Tipps geben, einfach melden!