Monday, January 3, 2011

A home away from home

Over the weekend, we found our apartment for when we will go to live in Paris!  It took us forever, but the place is beautiful and really quite big - big enough for five people to live in comfortably.  All I know is that it's near the Jardin du Luxembourg and it has a piano and fireplaces, though they probably don't work.
I'm having visions of fires in my bedroom on cold nights, of my brother's Chopin nocturnes floating out over the city, of long runs in the park on mornings when barely anyone is up, though perhaps you can't really wear leggings and a windbreaker outside in super-glamourous Paris, even in the very early mornings.  I'm so excited!  Does anyone have any advice for what to take - or leave behind?  Advice for what we should do in the six months we live there?  Please let me know!


  1. what luck you have with the apartment! seriously. AMAZING luck. as for packing. GO light. you will want to shop and you need less than you think. the french are minimalists in terms of wardrobe - get creative. i came with 1 large suitcase, 1 carry on sized, and one day-pack (full of books) and I've been here 1.5 yrs now. I still feel like i have too much.


  2. oh my that sounds amazing!!! yes, do go light for sure, buy stuff there, buy basics, go classic. enjoy the beautiful city of lights. i used to have a swiss boyfriend of mine living there so was there a few times before we broke up (very romantic eh? ;)) but don't remember much as always in such a haze.. :) i do remember its beauty though. very jealous! enjoy! xx

  3. Okay, thank you! Especially in terms of the light packing - I think I can do that. And yeah, I'm not sure how we got so lucky with the apartment. I'm so excited!

  4. First off let me say I just came across your blog and love it! I have enjoyed reading your posts. I am so entirely jealous of your move to Paris. It is, hands down one of my favorite cities in all of my travels. Definitely take lots of books and of course your camera. But layers is always a good thing to do. Good luck! You are very lucky!:)

    I am your newest follower!:)

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  5. Oh, thank you for following me! I've got to remember my camera - I almost forgot about that.