Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Paris

          I don't know why I waited so long to tell all of you this but I'm going to be visiting Paris this April! My mother informed me of this a few months ago and I started crying, I was so happy. I have been dreaming about going to Paris for practically my entire life. Even though I have never been there, I have vicariously expierenced the city and the culture through music, food, movies, and photographs. I have dreamed about living in a Parisian apartment overlooking the city and buying baguettes from bakeries and fresh fruit from street markets. I have longed to walk the famous cobblestone paths, visit art musuems, and document my life in film. One day, I hope to be fluent in French and be able to live and work there. Paris, comment je vous adore! 
          If any of you have ever been to this gorgeous city, I would love to hear the highlights of your trip or places I must visit (aside from the main tourist attractions, that's obvious). Although I am only going for a short while, I want to expierence the esoteric and clandestine nooks in order to find the root of Parisian culture. April, why must you be so far away?
Autumn In France
Ca, J'adore!
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17 comments:

Jane said...

This is such exciting news! I've never been there and I hope I can go in the near future. I'm happy for you!

McKenzie King said...

my friend is there on a study abroad right now and absolutely loves it. you will have the time of your life!

nancy said...

oh my goodness!! that is so exciting!!!!! I feel the same way as you though - I've never been but I feel that a certain part of me belongs there. though I'm sure every idealistic dreamer feels the same...

Miki's scrapbook said...

Awe, congrats! :D I've only been there once. Montmarte is a magical place! ;)

It must be so cool to have something so big to look forward to! :P

Fransisca Angela said...

That would be such a very interesting trip, I would love to go there too. I'm happy for you!
And as long as you don't look at the calendar, April won't be that long :)
By the way, the Hepburn pic is really awesome!

Blue Eyed Night Owl said...

How exciting!!! I can't wait to see the pictures you'll take!

You should visit the Shakespeare Bookstore, which is in Quartier Latin, which is the best part of town! Somewhat older and more artsy and just amazing:)

I love crepes with "creme de marron", but I suppose food is very personal. You could give it a go though;)

tara said...

i've been, once, but that was more than ten years ago, so i don't remember much. but i remember it was a gorgeous city :)
have fun!

Paislea Elyse said...

ahhhhhhhhhh! i'm so jealous!!! i have wanted to go to paris for a long long time. it seems so pretty and so exciting! i hope you have tons of fun!!!

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Anastasia said...

How exciting!! My mom grew up in Paris, she hated it. She described with a twinkle in her eye exactly your day dream, in that little apartment, 5 minutes away from the Champs Elysees, fresh baguette and eclaires every day- and then she'll say, "oh but no i hated it." And I just want to slap her. She was spoiled, you're gonna have an amazing time <3

cara edwards said...

that's wonderful news, hope you have a glorious time!

Sia Jane said...

Yey! The excitement!
I have just booked, last week to take my girlfriend to Paris in November.
It is for her birthday and I am so so excited.
I have not been there since I was a little girl.
I am so excited for you :)))
**dances**

Jo said...

Ohh, how wonderful! I truly am oh-so envious! make sure to take lots of photographs! <3

x
Lost in the Haze

amy said...

Oh, lucky princess. I wish I was coming along! the history, and images i've seen are quite lovely.

take lots of photographs
and drink wine wine wine!


lovely

x

hugs (^.^) hope to hear from you *
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Charlotte said...

How fun! France is on my short list of places to visit. I know you're going to have a marvelous time and take pictures galore!

tasha faye said...

aahhhh! i am positively beaming with happiness and excitement for you! <3 this is such wonderful news, love! i wish i was going to Paris as well. i have never known a city or place more loved and adored by people the world over. i cannot possibly imagine what it'd feel like to finally be visiting the City of Light. xxx

The Golden Waters said...

Paris est magnifique! :) tu vas adorer!

Aria said...

Such dreamy pictures!