If I lived in another life, I say it was in Paris. Those that got to know me as a young girl in the Dominican Republic would probably have never imagined me away from the tropics but I have another side to me that is not just about dancing merengue and sun bathing under a palm tree. There is a romantic, almost poetic side of me that belongs in a French movie, and if I had to choose which movie, I call dibs on Le fabuleux destin d’Amélie Poulain please! Every time I visit Paris I feel I belong there; the streets, the smells, the sounds every single site makes me feel at home; my second life home.
For this #ThrowBackThursday post, I want to introduce you to that life that I once possibly lived. I am interested to know if I am the only one that feels this way… What would be your “other life” home?
Mine is Paris!
In this other life I would wake up to the beautiful French antique balconies and windows.
I would then start my day by walking down by the Montmartre vineyard (oh yes, I failed to mention, I would live in the 18th arrondissement on the hills of the district of Montmartre) just like Clotilde Dusoulier and Amélie Poulain.
As I keep walking I would always stop and say Bonjour to my friend Benoit as he plays with his accordion the magical notes of La vie en Rose.
And I would then dance my way as I kept going with my day, happy as a sweet, filled crepe, where not even the gargoyles of the cathedrals would kill my joie de vivre.
Life as a Parisian would be so enchanting that I would not mind walking up hundreds of stairs just to visit my favorite cheese shop.
There, I would spend a ridiculous amount of time just smelling, tasting and deciding which cheese to buy and for that what better place than Les Papilles Gourmandes.
To go along with my cheese I would then go on a quest for the best baguette (but of course, on my way there, I would start eating my cheese as one cannot resist).
I would then walk the streets with my uncovered baguette just like all these other Parisians do. Yes, Parisians love their baguettes and they show it (see what David Lebovitz have to say about La Baguette).
They also love their coffee time. Lots of coffee is served at Café des Deux Moulins. Remember the movie I mentioned before? Well, Amélie, the main character, she worked as a waitress here.
She was an eccentric girl but not as eccentric as this lady which I would always ran into.
Amélie was also sweet like the macarons from Arnaud Delmontel.
Oh là là … too bad this is only a dream of what once probably was my second life.
Until a new life comes, I will stay happy with my dreams and will make the best of my reality, knowing that Paris is still there for me to visit.
(all pictures were taken by me during my second trip to Paris in September 2012. See more about this Paris trip here)