A How-To Guide For Moving to The City of Love
Since moving to Paris, a lot of people have been asking me for recommendations in the city and more frequently aout the ins and outs of actually moving to Paris. This decision was one of the most exciting ones I have ever made in my life but also one of the most daunting ones. It takes a lot of guts to uproot your life and to settle in a new country. Personally I got extremely lucky when I moved here and I fell in with a group of girls who were facing a lot of the same unknown experiences as I was. However I can’t help but wish sometimes that I had somebody to give me all the insider tips and tricks that could have saved me from making a lot of stupid and often expensive mistakes.
Whether you may be dreaming about moving to Paris or seriously considering it in the near future, hopefully the fact that I’m sharing my experiences with you here today in this blogpost will help in making the accomplishment of your dream a little easier.
Christmas Time in Paris
Hello my lovelies! I hope you are all doing well and that you’ve all had/are having a lovely Christmas. Right now it’s St Stephen’s Day in Ireland which in our family and in many households is basically like a second Christmas where we eat turkey and ham, drink bottomless glasses of prosecco and eat as many sweets, chocolates and truffles as the eye can see.
As you probably know from my latest vlog, recently I went out to shoot this outfit in Paris before I left the city to return to Ireland for the new year. I know I’ve worn this jumper countless times on my blog but honestly, my love affair with the cashmere sweaters from Hades is never ending. Since 2018 begun I’ve slowly been moving away from fast fashion brands and shopping more for quality pieces that I know are going to last me a lifetime. Honestly I am obsessed with how festive these photos turned out and I can’t wait to share them with you in today’s post.
November in Paris
It’s hard to believe that my second autumn in Paris is almost over. Fall has always been my absolute favourite time of year and I’m always sorry to see it go once the winter weather starts to set in. It’s crazy how in the blink of an eye the season of pumpkin spice and colourful leaves is taken over by the darkness that winter brings.
In today’s post I’m enjoying what really feels like the end of the fall as I spend the golden hour in Les Jardins des Tuileries. This park will always be among my favourites in the Paris. If you come well equipped with a hot drink, it’s the perfect place to chill on a secluded bench away from the bustle of the city as you enjoy a bit of fresh air and with the Louvre and the Musée d’Orsay right beside the immense space and the Champs-Elysées not too far away, it’s always pretty surreal to hang out here because there’s always something spectacular to see.
A Halloween-Themed Day at EuroDisney
It’s no secret that October is my absolute favourite month of the year and Halloween my favourite holiday, so when myself and my friend Lyne started to talk about going to Disneyland to celebrate both of our birthdays we just couldn’t let the opportunity pass by.
I have been to Disneyland Paris only once before but honestly it seems like the more I go, the more I fall in love with the magical ambience that the park creates. It literally felt like being a Kingdom Hearts character for the day as we explored the colourful main street, the battlements of the castle as well as the various different worlds of Disney movies that the park enabled us to dive in and out of. Everything felt so immersive, especially because there were so many elaborately coordinated parades of colourful dancers, songs from all of my favourite childhood films playing around every corner as well as some of the most charming boutiques I have ever visited.
Of course going to EuroDisney means that I snapped a tonne of photos, especially of the Halloween decor so I’m super excited to share this festive October post with you guys! Oh and by the way there’s even going to be a vlog on my channel later this week 😉
A Hidden Part of Paris
What is it exactly that comes to mind when you think of Paris? Before living here I used to dream about all of the clichés; champagne on the Champs-Elysées, riding a bike to the boulangerie and hanging out at Ladurée, sipping hot chocolate over a plate of macarons. But what a lot of people don’t know about Paris is that underneath the luxurious façade of the city there’s a thriving subculture of street style and grungy street art.
The 13th Arrondissement is one of my favourite places to experience this. Especially around the area of the Butte-aux-Cailles, one of the most hipster-friendly areas of the city and an unchartered territory for tourists.
Street Style at the Sacre-Coeur
It’s not often that I take the opportunity to pay a visit to one of my favourite places in Paris, but just the other day myself and my artist friend Hanna decided to take the camera with us and go exploring. The village of Montmartre really has so much character to it, not just because of the panoramic view of the entire city from its heights, or the Sacre-Coeur Basilica that stands on its highest hilltop. If you’re brave enough to wander off the beating path you’d see that the area is also full of charming little cobbled streets, quirky cafés and restaurants as well as some really inspiring street art.
My Go-To Outfit In Paris Right Now
If you guys have seen my most recent post then you’d know that lately I have been completely and utterly enamoured by the adorable illustrations of Lorraine Sorlet, an independent illustrator here in Paris.
One of my top goals for 2018 when it came to our blog was to make more of an effort to support sustainable fashion brands as well as smaller artists, creators and designers. We live in a world where huge fashion franchises have a monopoly on what we wear and where we shop. This year I wanted to rebel against that. One of my all-time favourite places to do so when I go shopping is of course Family Store UK, a Brighton-based boutique which is just an awesome place to shop for pins, patches, printed matter and apparel created by less well known labels.