There is a magical place, where true sophistication and beauty abounds, poetry is written, couture fashion is created and for many – dreams become reality. It is like no place on earth.  It was once suggested, that one can not know true sophistication without spending some time in Paris. . . Although it was put a bit more bluntly… “Whoever does not visit Paris regularly will never really be elegant.” -Honoré de Balzac.  Now, of course I don’t believe that, but I will say… You can’t escape its beauty or its past, and yet what’s so wonderful about Paris is that the past and present intermingle so intangibly that it creates this juxtaposition of style that is gorgeously unique.   And while the city can be overly romanticized by us Americans (guilty,) there is still no question… it is a breathtaking place, frozen in time, capturing the essence of glamour and romance.

I spent some time there years ago, but don’t think that I fully took it all in, perhaps, that is why I write about it so often… Paris and I have some unfinished business!  So, for today – Tuesday, take a walk with me…. leave any stressful thoughts on a shelf and lets enjoy some time in the magical city of lights.

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“But Paris was a very old city and we were young and nothing was simple there, not even poverty, nor sudden money, nor the moonlight, nor right and wrong nor the breathing of someone who lay beside you in the moonlight.”

-Ernest Hemingway

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