Paris, je t'aime...

Paris, je t’aime... That’s right, j’adore Paris... Almost fifteen years after my last visit, I took a dream trip to the city of love earlier this month and, to be honest, I’m not sure if I’m ever able to write or even explain the beauty... I’m not a travel writer and even if I was, there is no way you can go through every single detail of the stunning culture and the rich history that could hardly even be described in the best travel guides... All I know is that spending almost 12 hours every day walking on the cobblestoned streets of Paris was painful yet amazingly pleasurable... It left my mind and my heart full of the most beautiful memories and unforgettable sceneries... And if the word "adorable" could be considered a city, that would be Paris...

My whole adventure was summarized by observing the loveliness of every single moment wandering in the city... cafés, yummy pastries, vin rouge, l'Opera, the Metro, effortlessly charming and stylish people, sexy French accents, Collette, smoking tobacco under the spring blossoms, macarons, crêpes, cathedrals, baguettes and cheese, art and fashion, the "Le Petit Nicolas" exhibit, laughing on the walkways beside the Seine like there was no tomorrow, the Shakespeare & Co. bookstore (better known as where my beloved Ethan Hawke held his book reading in "Before Sunset"), teenage kisses in a park beside the Eiffel tower, the Andy Warhol exhibition, my dear Sara and the lovely new friends... Just a snapshot of all that happened.. All in all, I can’t be more grateful for this trip... I’m refreshed, back on track and happy that I’m back home...

Not even a full 24 hours after my arrival, jet lag and all, I saw myself jumping up and down to Fran’s voice... Yes, Travis had their Toronto concert the day after I arrived home and their gig left me even more so in love with the boys and their tune... now can anyone say, why does it always rain on me? :-)

S