Posts tagged france
Posts tagged france
Our trip was absolutely fantastic. Basically a two and a half week unforgettable dream of seeing amazing things, eating incredible food, meeting cool people, learning more about history, art, different cultures, ourselves, our relationship… really just an awesome experience that I will cherish forever.
Now it’s back to reality… lots of laundry, prepping for our move in 10 days and loads to catch up on at work. It’s ok, though. It was worth it.
A few notables:
If you’re going to any of these places and want some fun ideas, feel free to shoot me an email. I tried to write down as much of what we did as possible, the good and the bad, and I’d be more than happy to share!
I miss you, Rennes
Today I am very much missing my life in the small and charming town of Rennes, France. Maybe it’s the crisp and breezy air outside that reminds of Thabor garden picnics, or the French radio I’ve been listening to online, or how much I miss Claire and the rest of the gang, or looking at photos of Paris Fashion Week, or starting to wear things from my Paris-bought Fall wardrobe… I don’t know. But will someone please take me to France? Now?
Over the last couple of weeks, I’ve been particularly nostalgic for my days in France. I spent my junior year of high school living in Rennes and a part of my junior year of college in Paris, so the French way of life is something I’ve experienced and always loved. But what I’ve really been missing lately are the people, the memories and the care-free lifestyle (no job, school was a joke, traveling all the time, partying, etc). Here are a few of the MANY things I’ve been thinking about, some more serious than others, in no order:
Rennes & Paris host families
all-night crazy art festivals
long chats over wine au Louvre
my Parisian family’s 15th century chateau
Rodrigo and Olivier
being the only girls in costume for Halloween
turning 21 in Paris alongside amazing friends
traveling sans adults, just best friends at 16
crepes, all kinds, all the time, everywhere
more to come… because these things just makes me so so happy
Do you have a best friend that inspires you? I do.
Claire and I lived and studied together in Rennes, France for a year when we were just 16. We have remained close despite the tests of time and distance. Not only is she gorgeous, smart and perfectly Southern, she is the kind of genuine friend that I know will be part of my life forever.
Claire has been living in Nantes, France leading a fabulous life of which I am very jealous. She has a beautiful blog filled with her fascinating stories and photographs. Just recently, Claire organized and facilitated a workshop on ‘American High School Life’ for a group of students at a small French high school in Les Herbiers. The local press even covered her achievement!
Claire, I am so proud of you!