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 😉
Smooth Seas Don’t Make Good Sailors
It’s been a little over a year now since I left my old life in Dublin in search of a new one in Paris. Being able to survive far away from home for such a long period of time and at such a young age is definitely something I feel very proud of doing.
Living abroad has taught me so many new things and has enabled me to overcome so many challenges that I never would have even been capable of imagining when I left Ireland as a naive twenty year-old. Today’s outfit is inspired by being able to adjust your sails to the waves life throws at you as well as the ways that living in Paris has changed my perspective on the world.
A Little Reflection on Life
Here I am at Café de Flore, the oldest coffee house in Paris and the epitome of the perfect Parisian café cliché. Once a hangout of the artistic elite such as Ernest Hemingway and Pablo Picasso, the ambience created in this charming café between the classic French decor and the jolly waiters emptying jugs of thick, hot chocolate into porcelain coffee cups while you pensively watch the world go by from the terrace is enough to make you feel like the star of an old Audrey Hepburn film.
Paris is no doubt the type of city that has so many awe-inspiring sights and scenes at every corner you turn, from the tall monuments that stand all along the lengths of the Seine, to the explosion of life happening all throughout the city’s sandstone streets, there are so many reasons to appreciate the world around you. Honestly, in a place as culturally enriching as Paris, it’s hard not to feel anything other than lucky to be alive.
In light of the thoughtful ambience of Cafe de Flore, and the feelings of pure bliss that go hand in hand with sipping a coffee from here, today I thought I would share with you my top seven ways to live a happier life.