My time in France is slowly but surely coming to an end, but I can't leave without a little stop in my spiritual home, Paris. I've organised through the invaluable BlaBlaCar, to hitch a ride from Limoges to Paris, on Tuesday morning, arriving around two o'clock. I'll only be in town for one precious night, before heading to Berlin on Wednesday, in order to arrive in time for Labor Day celebrations with my new friend Lilly, from In A Pavilion.
It's been such a long time since I was last in Paris, that I feel a mix of excitement & nervousness, mostly, I think, because, for the first time, I will be there alone. I can only cross my fingers that the weather will be kind, as I think I'd like to spend the majority of my time strolling through the Tuileries, day dreaming of owning an apartment in Saint-Germain-des-Prés & wheezing my way up the endless steps to the Sacré Cœur, in order to snap a pic of the city.
Another very important thing I would like to squeeze in, whilst I'm there, is shopping! The holes in my black skinny jeans have increased to unmanageable sizes & they're now fading more to grey. I cannot lie, I have grown increasingly resentful of the small capsule wardrobe I have with me & would quite like to burn 90% of it, maybe toasting some smores over the flames, whilst I do so! No doubt I will run into & Other Stories, Cos & Zara & attempt not to hyperventilate at all the purchasing possibilities, but I must keep calm & remind myself I still don't have an income!
It's probably asking too much to find time for a mani/pedi too, but I am so desperately in need. Being in possession of French Vogue is making me miss a lot of things. This entire journey, the past ten months since I started my travels(!), has really reinforced my sense of self. Which I am so thankful for. However, I am now desperate to embody those ideals, which is why I am so excited & so ready to stop & put down some (temporary) roots in Berlin.
I will have all of May to source some writing work & find an apartment, whilst my friend & fellow Berlin resident, Katie & I work on becoming hipster vegan yogis, who spend their days cycling round parks, fumbling through flea markets, drinking (no doubt) alcoholic beverages on cold corners & oggling ridiculously attractive bearded, skinny-jean wearing men. Perfekt!
What's your favorite thing to do in Paris/Berlin?
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