When I think of Paris, a few things come to mind but the easiest to have here are shoes, books, and accessories. Women in Paris wear a variety of shoes that are very different from the styles you'd see in the states. Oxfords, loafers, and ballet flats are particularly popular.
|Oxfords by Fioni|
|Pumps by Franco Sarto|
|Loafers by Adam Tucker|
|Flats by Steve Madden|
Without Netflix or Hulu in France, I got a ton of reading done. Here are some books that I would love to have that remind me of Paris:
|Paris in the 1920s|
|Coco Chanel: An Intimate Life|
|The French Market Cookbook|
I like to pretend that Paris never left the 1920s era because it's my favorite time period, so here are some pieces that remind me of that period.
|Sheboygan Ribbon Cloche|
|Amour Bobby Pin Set|
|Snow Bloom Bobby Pin|
On a slightly more serious note, I miss Paris like crazy. I made a Facebook status about it before I left, and I think it really expresses how I felt about leaving and how I feel now.
"People have been asking me how I feel about leaving Paris in four days, and I haven't really known exactly what to say until now. I am, of course, overjoyed that I will be returning home to my family and friends but what I've come to realize is that I will be sad to leave Paris not because I'll miss the city, but because I'll miss the home I have here. After four months of being here, I am no longer simply visiting Paris, I am living in it. I have a favorite cafe, and a grocery store I prefer to go to, and a favorite place to walk when I'm killing time. I know that I can always come back to Paris but what I will miss the most is the home that I have made here, at this moment, in exactly this spot, that I have been living in. With this in mind, I want to say "merci et à la prochaine" to a city and country that will always been my home away from home."
Bisous mes cheris***