Monday, May 24, 2010


Today I was planning on doing a roundup of my pics from the last two weeks. But, unfortunately, my camera was stolen last night off of the terrace I was sitting on with friends. This is the reality of living in a big city like Paris...always keep your valuables close.

Nonetheless, the weather has been amazing and I'm now seeing Paris in a whole new light. After such a dark, cold and depressing winter I really feel alive again. The people are friendlier, it's light out until 10pm, the terraces are full of happy people - smoking, drinking, eating and relaxing. It's the French joie de vivre.

This is the Paris I love - and the reason I want to stay.


Monday, May 17, 2010


wow! I never thought this day would come!!

I just went through hell and back and made it to the other side - no more classes, no more dirty RER train rides, no more class politics and presentations...I'm free!

In honour of being FREE...this song is dedicated to my MBA luxe class 2010!

Love you guys!

Saturday, May 8, 2010


okay. so, it's been a long couple of deep dark months, but I feel like i've finally made it to the other side. I'm finally feeling youthful and inspired again!

My orchid bloomed two days ago and I figured it was a sign to get off my whiney ass and start sharing my Paris adventures once again.

So, first up is my visit to an amazing concept store called Merci:

It's one of those stores you can just spend hours in while you imagine how amazing your apartment (and life) would be if you could just afford to take everything home with you. The store carries everything from bohemian style fashion labels and accessories to rustic home decor to the cutest baby cribs to must-have stationary, not to mention two cafes and a library.

The square footage is so large that one begins to wonder how in the hell they can even afford to pay the rent! It turns out that the aim is only to "break even" while all profits go to a co-op for young women in Madagascar. Shopping for a good cause is always more fun!

A toute.