Wednesday, 28 January 2015

4 Reasons to love Paris

I am exhausted after a glorious, but frantically busy four days in Paris. I’ve been absolutely craving a trip to Paris as I haven’t been since before the arrival of my little one. The whole reason for this trip was for Paris Design Week which means essential Maison et Objet and Paris Deco Off visits and unfortunately there wasn’t much time to squeeze in much else. But it was Paris.  And Paris is well… Paris!  It was le coup de foudre (love at first sight) all over again even though it was very cold and prone to rain and drizzle.

There are countless reason’s to love Paris and some are clichéd but this trip made me realize how dear to my heart the below are.

The Parisian roofline in all its higgledy-piggledy glory is a triumph. It sparks your imagination and makes you lean out windows to see more.

Walking anywhere is a joy as there is always something that captures your attention. A quick route might include a beautiful bridge or maybe a quirky alleyway and if you’re lucky a glimpse of the Eiffel tower.

The majority of the buildings’ façades, windows, balconies have the most arresting stonework and detailing. Equally the doors and ironwork, and that’s before you’ve wandered into the small passages and see what they will reveal.
Café life is a way of life in Paris. You don’t have to be at Les Deux Magots to appreciate that; a) Paris is the best people-watching city there is, b) wine with lunch is always acceptable in fact you might even see it being drunk at breakfast too (I only every wanted a café crème with my bread and jam) and c) being on your own is perfectly acceptable to sit in a bar or café and either keep to yourself or be sociable d) eating well is easy in Paris.

I hope I don’t have to wait too long to visit again. Please visit my instagram feed for more images.

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