I never really got the Paris hype. La vie en rose & moulin rouge & instaworthy Eiffel tower sunsets… nothing for me. Needless to say, I was pretty disappointed when I visited the city for the first time. I was 16 back then, had a really bad cold and was way too sarcastic to appreciate the Parisian vibes.
Last weekend (aka 3 years later), I gave Paris another shot. It was a very anti-Berlin, short weekend getaway/art marathon/ croissant feast that inspired me on several different levels. Here are some brief, honest impressions!
3. creative: now, if I have learned anything from all those terrific exhibitions I visited over the weekend, it would be this – CREATE. anything. make shitty drafts and lot of fuss about what you do and have emotional breakdowns and ecstasies when creating and first and foremost, enjoy it.
4. minimalist, but in a very anti-Berlin sense of way. Taking a break from all those hollow Scandinavian interiors and bleached bowl-haircuts was frankly a relief. Paris obviously has its trends as well, and adheres to minimalism on a completely different level than Berlin, which I find very inspiring. Quality over quantity, read over talk, b&w over neons. Simplicity in life s something I’ve been thinking about quite a lot recently and something in Paris just clicked with that very well.
5. croissants reminded me I need more butter in my life.