â€œA walk about Paris will provide lessons in history, beauty, and in the point of Life.â€
Paris is just one of those cities that elicit images of fashion, romance, and tasty, tasty pastries.
I think many people may be entranced by bold editorials like this one by Harper’s Bazaar when they celebrated the best of couture; this luxurious photoshoot brings forth images of over the top fashion and women decked out in couture creations celebrating worksmanship of an age of decadence.
While this version of Paris certainly exists in certain pockets, I am interested in the Paris that I can more readily see, touch, and experience. I love that Paris is a great walking city (though look down, there are also many, many dogs and owners that may not care about curbing their dogs!) There is a tangible beauty to the sacred and sweeping architecture of the Notre Dame Cathedral. There is also a great satisfaction in sitting back in a cafe and people watching to pass the afternoon (I love how some cafes turn all the chairs out towards the main street or square!) I may attempt to conduct an outfit shoot by the historic Eiffel Tower and take a stroll along the Seine. The Pont des Artes holds special significance for me because I got engaged there 5 years ago!!! It has been a great and wild ride since then.
I will certainly swing by the famous stores (it is Paris after all!) but I will also appreciate the opportunity to walk through a beautiful city, relive my own history, and contemplate lovely moments going forward.
Have a lovely week!