Monday, 8 October 2012
The French do life so well- and no different in Paris, I mean even though everyone seems to be running underground to get on the metro it seems above ground they walk with a saunter. Flanner is the term used for one who strolls and they certainly have their own way of doing it- love it! Cafe culture has a new meanig here where even French children know how to manage a wine glass of juice even though they look like they still wear nappies, and generally the kids are pretty laid back in cafes. Fashion is amazing here- they do street wear to a -T- and the most desirable accessorie is a scarf- we've seen many forms of scarf tieing and many patterns and styles- the most common I saw was neautral clothing like black, tan, denim and leather worn with a bright or decorative scarf! Food on the run??? Not normally but many do eat croissants and baguettes on the go, I am sure the next meal will be languished in a cafe or bistro somewhere with friends. On the subject of food if a Parisienne finds a place they like they will line up until they get a table even at 10pm!! Here are some more pics of the next few days in Paris.....xxCorrina.
Sunday, 7 October 2012
Well our trip has been so amazing- there is about a week or so of places that I will post on when I get home- instead I will update you on our lives as Parisians. We are staying in the Marais district a very arty, creative and old part of Paris. We have a gorgeous renovated apartment overlooking the street below with little resturants and art galleries. From here it is an easy stroll to a metro station which takes you really anywhere in central Paris or to other forms of travel. Day one of sight seeing we hopped on a car rouges (red open top bus) and sat to enjoy all the sights from the comfort of a bus- working out where we would stop- you can hop on and off all day so its a great foot saver! Paris is so devine and certainly hasn't disappionted us! Here are some of my favourite pics from the first few days. xxCorrina