5 Top Things to do When in Parisian Mood
Missing France? We do too. Last year at about this time I was walking the gorgeous cobblestone streets of Paris, munching on the best baguettes I have ever had in my life, (even though I secretly pride myself on finding the best bread possible in the US), and looking at architecture that was beyond beautiful. So, we created our own little Paris for a day, and since we are on the topic, here are the five top things to do when you are in Parisian mood according to me and my little Parisians.
- Outfit yourself. It helps that berets are in high fashion right now, but I feel like they are always in fashion. Beige, black, and grey are definitely the well-known classic French colors, but there is also blue and light pastel hues of lilac which whisper Paris, at least to me. My clothes were easy, but for the girls I hopped on the Kickee Pants Paris collection. Have you seen it? Their collections of cities around the globe is something beyond words. I can’t wait to see what they are going to release for the Holidays, but this Paris collection is my absolute favorite of all so far. Am I right? Who else is with me?
- Create a French playlist. I’d even go as far to say it doesn’t all have to be French, but I have some good old favorites: Mer Du Japon by Air, Parle-Moi by Albin de la Simone, and Adrienne by Albin de la Simone & Vanessa Paradis, and practically everything from Amelie Veille.
- Find a French cafe/Bakery and go all out: I like croissants, and I’m not the only one who does. I swear by everything that Le Marais does. Their atmosphere is beyond inviting and very Parisian. As far as the food goes, the only equivalent that I can give is that the only comparison I could make to it is the food I had in some of the best cafes in Paris. This really is a hidden gem in San Francisco, maybe even in the United States.
- Visit a Museum. After the cafe, and devouring up the croissants, (in the chic way of course, Paris you know.), start heading over to a modern art museum (but don’t forget to grab a baguette). The De Young museum has some amazing pieces, and any MOMA always is a hit.
- French Lingerie. After dropping off the crew with my husband, I stopped by the French lingerie shop in San Francisco, remembering a few favorites from my time in Paris (Aubade & Cadolle). Nothing makes me feel more beautiful than the unmentionables (you know, wink, wink).
So, there you have it. My top five picks to keep you in the Parisian mood no matter the location or time of year. Any French or cultural favorites that you have or want to share?