Monday, November 19, 2012

From Place To Space: 5 Reasons To Love Paris

For those of you who are my regular guests, it comes as no surprise that I am a frequent Paris traveler. I keep on posting my little discoveries here and hope not to bore you to a distressful fatigue with my Paris love story. However, I'll take the risk and show you five reasons (among many, many others) why I love Paris. Moreover, I will show you more inspirations from Paris next Monday. So stay tuned!

Let's discover the 'City of Lights' together. One of the reasons why I love this city are sunny bright mornings when I am off to the 'boulangerie du quartier' to buy warm baguettes for the breakfast. I never leave the bakery without my favorite fig baguette. To die for!

Another reason are all those manifestations and events that keep on entertaining and surprising me - no matter how often I keep coming back. This time I went to the annual 'Salon du Chocolat' and discovered a wide array of fabulous chocolates in all shapes, tastes and - yes, colours!

The absolute highlight this time, however, was a tiny and very intimate blogger meet-up. For the first time I met my favorite Paris blogger, Lindsey of Lost in Cheeseland. She is an American expat living in Paris and I must confess - she is a wonderful and inspiring person. I loved chatting with her (in French by the way - we are so international) in the new Betjeman & Barton tea salon on the Boulevard des Filles du Calvaire.

Ok by now you also know that I have a sweet tooth so yet another reason to love Paris are its fabulous pastry boutiques. I love to forget about time and indulge in those little art pieces made of chocolate, cream, fruits and other delicacies. 

A fifth reason? Well, we can't miss interior design, can we? Every time I'm in Paris I can't help but look out for new, inspiring shops offering (vintage) furniture, home accessories, decoration items and so on. This time I've even discovered a Tolix design outlet offering reduced originals from exhibitions etc. The little boutique 'Persona Grata' is located in the Rue Croix des Petits Champs 38. And for vintage lovers head to the shop 'Canal 6' on the corner of Rue Rambuteau and Boulevard Sébastopol. 

Happy Monday, friends!

Photography by Igor Josifovic


29 comments :

  1. As always a great post Igor and you are definitely not getting any uglier!

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  2. I love Paris. It has such beautiful, understated elegance. That chocolate looks amazing too.

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  3. hello igor, what I wonderful blogpost! I had to read it before going to bed :-) thank you for sharing these 5 reasons to love Paris. now I want to go there sometime soon. it has been a while but I think I will enjoy it more than the first time. I am curious to your next citytrip ;-)

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  4. eeee!!! Was such a pleasure to meet you!! And what a spectacular trip you had. If only you were here for longer (or permanently!). Also, I evidently was not in the right place at the right time to catch that rainbow...! Magnifique :) xx

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    1. Oh it was just so great meeting you, Lindsey. I'll be soon back & hopefully soon back for...longer:-)

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  5. What great photos...that rainbow oh my goodness! I'm so glad you & Lindsey finally met...sounds like your time in Paris was super dreamy. xx

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  6. Oh Paris indeed!!

    One thing about living in one of the world's most secluded cities (Perth, Australia) is that I am so far away from some of my favourite cities!

    What I would give to be enjoying pastries in Paris with you Igor!

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  7. Great post Igor! I LOVE your photos and you're so photogenic.

    Reading this would make everyone fall in love with Paris. I will visit soon, but only when you're there;))

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  8. Great pictures Igor. What a fabulous way to being the morning with a virtual trip to Paris! Have all the plants moved indoors from the balconies or does one not usually see too much greens in Paris?

    The colorful chocolates and vintage typewriter are my favorite bits.

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  9. Never get enough of Paris, especially from the Igor perspective. Tes photos sont magnifiques!

    :) Holly

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  10. Paris AND chocolate. Two great loves at the same time. Just perfect!

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  11. Hi, do you know the name of the font you have used in the top pic where you write 5 reasons? Love it! Is it possible to get for free on the net?

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    1. Hi Annie, the font is called Seaside Resort and is free online!

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  12. I'll never tire of your Paris posts, blogging bro - please keep them coming!! P.S. How fun and colourful is Persona Grata? I especially love the colourful tallboy units - inspiring finds! :)

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  13. A Paris post ... I love those! I'm glad to read how much you enjoyed your trip.
    I'm dying to go back, but it'll have to wait.

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  14. love your post ! and what about Parisian people ? ;-)

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    1. I am lucky enough to only know wonderful people in Paris:-)

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  15. Wonderful post and beautiful photos!

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  16. Here's my blog post on the One reason I dislike Igor:

    1. Going to Paris does not involve a 10 hour flight.

    Love the post ;)

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  17. Και για τις ατελειωτες βολτες στα υπεροχα δρομακια του!

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  18. I love your post Igor... you and Lindsey look a bit a like ;)
    thanks for the tolix link... off to check their website !

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  19. Igor!

    Diese Fotos sind wunderbar.
    Ich kenne Paris - aber schon so lange war ich nicht mehr dort!

    Herzliche Grüsse
    Ila

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  20. OMG. .. you are killing me Igor with that rainbow shot!! I LOVE PARIS ... never been.. .but now it's love at first sight!

    I am sure I can convince Chris to visit Paris just to show him the chocolates you found and I can just leave him at the pastry while shopping at these vintage treasure shops!! So jealous! Didn't you pick up something?

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  21. You are sooooo International I can hear you say it! Ah Paris, how I love thee.... Let me count the ways.. Miss you Igor! Vie

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    1. Oh I miss you too, Vitania!!! Come back!!

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  22. Paris Paris Paris OH Paris!!I love you!!Igor your photos rock!

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  23. Hey Igor, if you like vintage furniture, accessories, decoration, don't forget to visit Marché aux Puches (St-Ouen de Clignancourt) next time! It's great, I love it!

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  24. I love Paris, even though I haven't had the chance to go there until now! I so want to see all those spots you just mentioned!! Lovely, especially that chocolate!

    Anja
    www.aheartandsoulstory.blogspot.com

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