Dreaming of Paris…

France is one of the buzziest and chic countries in the world, full stop, with it’s capital city Paris topping it all. But what makes it so irresistible and dreamy?

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Is it the smiling bakers in the Boulangerie right outside your hotel suite?

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Perhaps the smell of coffee beans being grounded downstairs in the hotel lobby, or the hot chocolates being brewed in the cafe next door….

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There are so many aspects and elements that make Paris so. The fact that it is named the city of love or perhaps the fact Paris has been an international capital of high fashion since the 19th century in the world of haute couture.

Many of the largest fashion houses based there, including Chanel and Dior…..

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Not to mention the endless amount of fashion designers – Karl Lagerfeld, Jean-Paul Gaultier, Louis Vuitton, Hermés – to name a few.

Jean-Paul Gaultier…

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And of course Paris Fashion Week when all of the world’s fashionistas and labels congregate and put on wonderfully glamorous shows…

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& wear tinted shades that frame their faces to a tee….

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Karl Lagerfeld with Gitta Schilling in 1959…

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To the more botanical elements. Perhaps the fact that Paris currently is home to over 421 parks and gardens is a good starting point.

Not to mention the famous Tuileries Gardens:

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and the Luxembourg Gardens, both being created for palaces of the time:

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And those who love the architectural side of things will not be disappointed either. From the Notre Dame Cathedral,

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the Louvre museum,

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the Basilique du Sacré-Cœur,

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the Musée d’Orsay,

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Les Invalides, the Arc de Triomphe, and of course the iconic Eiffel Tower, to name a few….

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Or simply the atmosphere & lifestyle itself – Like snacking on macaroons at the famous Laduree…

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Or the dreamy vintage carousels painted in pastel hues…

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Or the nostalgic lovers locks bolted to the historical bridges declaring a couples love…

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Or maybe it’s simply the name… Paris… and the feelings and thoughts it provokes and opens up inside our minds. A city of opportunity, memories, a fairytale come true….

After all – Paris is a sate of mind!

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Daisy Chain Daydreams 🙂

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