Paris, Mon Amour.
I had a different Monday Menagerie planned for today, but after the news of the Paris attacks on Friday, I couldn’t think about anything else. So this little compilation is dedicated to the City of Light.
Madeleine Peyroux, “J’ai Deux Amours“
First, play this video. This is one of the loveliest French songs I know of. It always makes me smile when I listen to it. 🙂
Click through her Flickr album while that Madeleine Peyroux song is playing in the background. You’ll get fully immersed in the beauty of Paris.
A fun blog dedicated to sharing the best and most interesting bits of Paris– the food, things to do, places to go, and interviews with locals.
Vicki Archer is an Australian woman who traveled to Paris a long time ago and fell in love with the place. She wrote a lovely book called My French Life, and her blog is absolutely full of wonderful things.
I read the book French Kids Eat Everything, by Karen Le Billon, back when my daughter was transitioning into solid foods. It’s not only a fantastic book to help guide American parents in how to get their kiddies to eat better (in many different respects) but it’s also just fun to read! Her website has good info for parents with picky little eaters.
A dazzling collection of Parisian street art. So many great things to see on here.
“Acting primarily as a documentary of Parisian street art culture – having collected an unlimited photographic database, and material comprised of dozens of personal interviews and written articles, and video – the project is focused on creating specialised editorial content, and offering street art tours and graffiti workshops.”
Book: Paris by Taschen
I bought this little, almost pocket-sized book about Paris through the ages from the Taschen store in Miami several years ago. It’s a book that I pick up again and again, those old images have such a hauntingly beautiful quality. I treasure any old photographs of days long passed, for every photo is so uniquely singular, capturing a single moment in time, for one to build entire dreams around.
Edith Piaf, “La Vie en Rose“
There is nothing to compare. Edith Piaf IS France.
My Trip to Paris…
Back in 2008 I traveled to Paris for the first time in my life. It was one stop among other European destinations, but it stood out from the rest. I went there to stay with a friend, who had to work during the daytime while I was there. So I had hours all to myself, for 4 days, to wander around the magical city and look, watch, daydream, wonder, and fall in love. It was a trip I’ll never forget.
Featured image (at top): “Paris from Above” by Alex Cican Flickr
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