Housetripping through Paris

Staying Like a Local in Paris

Have you been following along with my visits to Paris? After decades of dreaming about visiting, I have now been able to visit a few times!

A Different Kind of Visit

This latest time, instead of being alone, I was in my beloved city with my love.

I can’t wait to share the story angles we worked out. It involved exploring iconic Paris. While usually, I shy away from cliches in any city, it felt right this time. For Danté who had never been to Paris and was experiencing it all for the first time. It was a true joy to see his face light up in wonder the same way mine did two years ago during my first trip to France.

Staying Like a Local in Paris by Kirsten Alana

It was refreshing and reinvigorating for someone who travels for a living and didn’t even realize how many small things had simply become almost commonplace. Even in a city I loved. It was like watching a movie set in Paris. Like seeing a character’s first glimpse of La Tour Eiffel, as in ‘Midnight in Paris‘ perhaps, but BETTER!!

Our gorgeous apartment in Paris

was right across from a patisserie and boulangerie. I shopped there every day for still-warm-from-the-oven croissants. The lovely Paris light, which I’ve never seen duplicated anywhere else, made the white walls seem warmer and the space like a nurturing cocoon. It had the perfect kitchen for two and a dining table that begged to be used. So we obliged. And cooked often. Simple meals with ingredients from the local market. When we go back to the French capital, we plan on looking at the variety of accommodation options that are available – especially some of the stunning aparthotels in Paris.

Staying Like a Local in Paris by Kirsten Alana
Two years ago, I didn’t think Paris could get better, but now I see how living in an apartment in Paris in a local arrondissement away from the centre; exploring the city with someone you love, may just be the *only* way to do Paris properly!
Staying Like a Local in Paris by Kirsten Alana
Staying Like a Local in Paris by Kirsten Alana

Much more to come…

  • April 09, 2013

    I love this sneak-peek from Paris! Looking forward to seeing more photos.

    • April 09, 2013

      I can’t wait to share them, Erica!! I’m glad you like the preview and I’ll definitely be posting so many more when it’s time according to HouseTrip’s editorial calendar 😉

  • April 14, 2013

    great photos! I loved Paris so I can not wait to read more about this trip!

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