Thursday, October 20, 2011

Hello, Winter

Today I found myself wondering around the streets of Rue Rivoli on a mission to find a space heater, and eventually ending up in Bazar de l'Hôtel de Ville (BHV).  If I had to describe this place in three words it would be "Nordstroms on Crack".  Anything you could possibly need from the latest fashions to custom appliances can be found here.  Paris is getting cold now and I was starting to go crazy not having any heat in my apartment — thank god for my fellow expats who suggested this place to me.  Now, if I could only find a good place to get a facial I would be set...  The weekend is here, what is everybody up to?

More photos to come!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

A Place to Call Home

I apologize for not updating this in awhile but things have really taken off here in Paris!  I can't thank Maureen and her family enough for making me feel so welcome here my first week.  It's always nice to go to a new city, especially when you don't know the language, and have people there that can lend you a hand and help you adjust to the lifestyle.  Although Maureen is no longer here in Paris, I wish her safe travels in Australia!

I haven't had a lot of time to explore all of the beautiful arrondissements this past week, but I can say that I am quite lucky to be living in the Montmartre area.  I am absolutely in love with all of the cafes and boulangeries that are literally steps from my flat.  Pain au chocolat, anyone?  And I can't forget about the amazing hot chocolate — the fresh melted chocolate and two little sugar cubes make it all worthwhile.  Enough about food, I'll be sure to keep you guys updated on a regular basis!

More later!

Monday, October 3, 2011

Seven Days and Counting

Seven more days until I arrive in the beautiful city of Paree and what better way to document this journey than with blogging!  Today, I FINALLY received my visa from the French Embassy and I can't even begin to describe the joy inside of me.  It's been 7 long weeks of continuous emails and never ending phone calls.  For a while, I even second guessed myself about this whole move, but thank god I was able to see the light at the end of the tunnel.  I know that I am no where near the end of this eventful and exciting journey (its really just getting started) but at least I am one step closer to living in the city that I love... Paris.

Please stay tuned for more post as I leave my life in Washington, DC and start anew in Paris, France.