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32 millions de baguettes et 2 millions de cafés

great infographic video, even if you don’t speak a lick of french.

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let’s run away to paris

this couple eloped in paris (on my birthday, no less) and captured it on film, complete with love locks and a sparkly make out sesh in front of the eiffel tower. cliche to the max? oui. and this is me not caring. (via cup of jo)

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paris in motion

Paris In Motion (Part I) from Mayeul Akpovi on Vimeo.

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the trip

that thing where you try to find the exact right words to describe something. and then you wait too long.

I had the best of intentions for posting a recap of my whole euro-trip, but it was harder than I ever imagined. ‘amazing’ and even ‘life-changing’ sound ridiculously cliche.

so here are just a few highlights (now with more wikipedia links!). for all my amsterdam + france pics, go here and explore my instagram feed.

ugh, right? no caption needed here, really. our first night in paris, jess and I walked across the city from the train station, this big ole beacon guiding our way the whole time. by dusk, we’d arrived. crepes in hand, we spread out a blanket and waited for the sun to set. mag-i-cal.

when I describe paris now, I find myself using the phrase ‘like new york’ quite a bit. maybe that’s why it felt so familiar and electric at the same time. diverse, bustling, a little gritty. everyone’s dressed in black. but then you happen upon scenes like the one above. the oldest can-can juxtaposed with the newest burger joint.

burgers. so hot right now in paris, by the way.

oh hey, moulin rouge.

this. I could get used to this.

blanket breakfast at sacré coeur in montmartre. the highest point in the city. the best croissant of my entire life. is this heaven?

wouldn’t be paris without lovers. le sigh.

I’m leaving so much out. not just about paris, but about my time spent in amsterdam and limoux. still trying to find the words. stay tuned.

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weather in paris

so close I can peek at the 10-day forecast.

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at last

things are getting serious. The wheels are in motion for my first-ever flight to europe. no turning back now. I’ll soon be visiting paris, the city I’ve been obsessed with for years.

to prepare, I’ve been collecting interesting and helpful blog posts on pinterest and tips from friends on facebook:

I leave july 4 (the irony is not lost on me, don’t worry) for 10ish days. I’ll spend the first few days in amsterdam with my pal jess, who just moved there from Indy a few months ago.

then I’ll take the train to paris. this will be my first time out of the country, and my first time exploring a city alone. scary, but I’m embracing it, planning to walk and wander a whole lot, maybe even try my hand at couch surfing.

things I am worried about:

  • traveling solo
  • being shy
  • not knowing the language. I’m sorta trying to learn, but it’s not really sticking. what seems to be working best, I guess not surprisingly, is listening to french pop songs.

things I am not worried about:

  • carrying too much luggage. my plan is to pack some books, my laptop, camera, and minimal clothing.
  • having to walk a lot. I love walking.
  • looking like a tourist. I mean, c’mon.

stay tuned as I plan my trip in more detail. in the meantime, I’ll just be here watching this video on repeat:

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a moveable feast

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je t’aime

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beret baguette

This clip was filmed in Paris for the 2011 Beret Baguette.  It’s a dress up bike ride + picnic.

Béret Baguette 2011 from Benjamin Donadieu on Vimeo.

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across the universe

a visual tour of places I’d like to visit + revisit in 2012.

This post inspired by think kit.

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anna karina + serge gainsbourg

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happy halloween

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sub city paris

“Three years ago in Paris I got out of a “metro” train at La Concorde, and saw suddenly a beautiful face… I could not find any words that seemed to me worthy, or as lovely as that sudden emotion.” – Ezra Pound

This is the continuation of a series that explores that moment of uncertainty and magic that happens when you emerge from the depths of the subway system. See Sub City New York at vimeo.com/​redglass/​sub-city-nyc

Sub City Paris from Redglass Pictures on Vimeo.

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everyday french

this is why the 90s ruled.

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it’s true.

(from An Education, via weheartit)

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kissing for kissing’s sake

in honor of international kissing day, this:

…all from my favorite blog about love. Now go out and celebrate.

xoxo

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words + text

I know it’s very hipster of me. But I can’t get enough movie stills with captions. Here are a couple my buddy Dan made.

UGH.

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i’m dreaming of far away places

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it’s a little bit funny

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birthday crepes

when I was little, my mom would make me crepes for my birthday breakfast. With jam, sprinkled with sugar. I’m more of an eggs n bacon kinda girl now, but just looking at this photo makes me drool.

(via petitplat)

Do you have a birthday tradition?

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