It’s been a little over 3 months since I’ve moved back to France. My 2-year contract in New York City ended in October and since I was missing the OId World, I decided to look for a new job in Europe. With no real lead in sight, I did the JFK-Charles de Gaulle trip one last time, was chauffeured by Papa Ritournelle to our home in Normandy, opened my inbox and – surprise, surprise – a valued contact from my now-old job was requesting an interview. Long story short, I was very fortunate to find a new position – and a new Parisian life – in a matter of weeks.
So here it is, a new beginning. According to my new boss, my numerology number (5) means that I am in constant need of change and can easily break myself from old situations to start anew. So far, this has proven to be true. I am excited to begin this new adventure – especially in the city of Ladurée.
So what have I been up to? Santa (aka Papa Ritournelle) delivered a new toy (aka the iPhone) for Christmas and it is safe to say I am addicted to Instagram to document my finds. On top of discovering inspiring fun images every day, I love to share all the little things I come across in my new hometown of Paris. You can see the whole collection on my account Ritournelleblog; here is a little peek.
1. Hunting for an apartment in Paris and exploring the city while doing so
2. Gorging in France’s culinary delights
(Can you tell I have a sweet tooth?)
3. Fueling my newborn passion for ballet
Waiting for Don Quichotte to start at Opéra Bastille
After catching the Paris Opera Ballet on tour in New York City, I have become
obsessed quite interested in this art and waste spend a lot of time watching ballets on Youtube. I’m very excited I’ll head to Opéra Garnier for good later this year, among other things to see a new choreography for which Givenchy’s Riccardo Tisci is designing the costumes.
4. Getting my fix of art in general
Monet’s Water Lilies at the Musée de L’Orangerie – so breathtaking in person
5. Getting my Hermès on
A Christmas gift from Maman Ritournelle, who generously replaced the one the TSA at JFK Airport stole from my luggage (I’m still angry.) You may recall it was the topic of my very first blog post.
6. Freezing in a Parisian winter wonderland …
… and warming myself up in a cozy cashmere scarf
7. Meeting with dear friends from abroad
Tea at the Plaza Athénée with Milla (click here to read her fabulous post on our new tradition)
Catching up with Hannah-Rose from Capture the Castle on a sunny afternoon and hearing all about her amazing trip
(For the record, I don’t hang out with bloggers exclusively.)
I hope 2013 has started well for you too and look forward to sending you blog posts from Paris. I promise I’ll try to be more regular ;-) Bisous!