I signed up for an architecture course at the American University of Paris & off I went. I lived in the 16th Arrondissement in a tiny maid's quarter at the top of a gorgeous residential building. I had a round window in my room where I could see the Eiffel Tower. It was as charming as could be.
I tasted my first Nutella in Paris. I figured out that my bakery pulled hot baguettes out of the oven at 4 pm. I loved shopping the yogurt aisle at the grocery store, which really was the entire aisle.
I went to my first Opera. I adored the flower shops where they tied flowers in nosegays. I listened to Vivaldi in the Sainte-Chapelle. I practiced my French with my neighbor's cat, Poupee.
I remember being so strongly impressed by the fact that Paris really is romantic. It seems everyone is in love! You see affection everywhere you go. I remember thinking it would be wonderful to return someday with a loved one....I'm so glad that I got to return to Paris with Danny a few weeks after our wedding...
Paris Versus New York, A Tally of Two Cities" by graphic designer Vahram Muratyan. He's a lover of Paris, and noted these friendly differences while walking around New York. See more of the prints here. And thanks to Stephmodo for the recommendation!]
Lately, I have actually been wanting to rent out our condo in New York and live abroad. Perhaps Bali, India or Africa (what do you think....any recommendations?) Danny just smiles. Of course I'd think of something like that.
Where would you live if you could just up & move someplace?