I love living in Paris! I could scream it from the black & white, romantic rooftops you imagine when you think of Paris – old movie style.
I love it so much that I often say a little “thank you” at least once during the day just because I love here. Moving here was always my dream. You can find out more about what makes me tick as well as my quirkyhopes and desires here and here .
What is it about Paris that makes it so darn special?! Thank you for asking.
I love living in Paris because…
1. I get to see the Sacre Cœur every day. I wake up, walk my husband to the métro ( a tradition we have had since the beginning of our relationship) and give him a kiss as he runs off to work. Living in Paris, means I get to go to my favorite café (where everyone knows my name) 😉 and have my morning coffee. I can see the Sacre Cœur from my spot and it’s beautiful.
2. The gardens. I know there are really beautiful gardens all over the world. I just absolutely love Parisian gardens. My favorite is the Jardin des Plantes (because there’s also the second oldest zoo in Europe, the Natural History Museum and a gorgeous greenhouse in the garden), followed by the Parc Monceau which is a very close second. (Oh and the Luxembourg Gardens are gorgeous too and come in in 3rd place!)
3. The food. I love to eat and French cuisine is one of my favorites. Not the lightest, but so good! One of the best things about living in Paris is eating French food! My husband and I love to cook and our little spot of internet real estate that we continue to create together is A Hedgehog in the Kitchen : our lifestyle blog for the epicurious. We love creating recipes and cooking them together and we have recently gotten really into food styling and photography! Take a peek and let us know what you think! 😉
4. Getting to speak French every day. Ok, since my husband is French and we speak French together all the time this is perhaps less linked to Paris than it once was for me. However, I love the French language and getting to hear it and speak it everywhere I go is really a treat. Even after 14 years it never gets old. Everything just sounds better in French. It really does!
5. The bouquinistes – those quintessentiel Frenchies that sell old magazines, prints and books along the quais de Seine.
Have you been to Paris? What did you think? I would love to hear form you – your comments make my day! 🙂
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