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In the Paris State of mind

January 21, 2013
Paris  by Night

Is it worth to move to Paris? Voilà there it is, our description of Paris lifestyle.

To make a long story short, most of the stereotypes about Parisian are true. Yes, we do enjoy great and cheap wines and cheeses, we do spend our lunch breaks in the beautiful Paris parks and we do have the access to the latest collections from the top fashion houses. All of those aspects please us a lot, but the main reason why we love the town is “The Spirit of Parisians “.

“I like Frenchmen very much, because even when they insult you they do it so nicely. “(Josephine Baker)

I believe, that all the Parisians have only one thing in common: We do have guts, because we need them so much. Life in Paris is a permanent fight. It starts with the apartment searching. Looking for a place to stay in Paris is pretty much like a casting. We have 5 minutes to convince our future landlord that we are the nicest, the most intelligent and the most honest candidate among 30 others people, who dream to live in this perfect, dirty,  20 m² cheap studio (700€) in the Parisian suburb.

The second round starts, when we need to convince the Very Important French HR Lady, why this creepy, minimum salary position is in fact our dream job, repeating like a mantra “No Madame, it’s not a problem that I need to spend 1.5 hours in the train to work, because I really love to read” or “No Madame, I do not have a car, but in case of the metro strike, I know how to use a bike.”

We also need to fight, on the daily basis, to comfort our classmates. Inviting to our new place, the Champs Élysées born princess, or the daughter of Eastern European oil millionaire is a long and energy consuming process, as they believe that visiting Parisian suburbs must result in the kidnapping, the murder or the rape (or in all three).

Oh , and we do fight with our Mummies a lot, as they call us, at least 2 times a week, posting the same question: “When are you coming back home? Your daddy/uncle/brother will find you a great office job in our home town and you will get mummy’s old car! Just think about it!”

An artist has no home in Europe except in Paris. (Friedrich Nietzsche)

Last but not least we fight for our dreams. Every day I am meeting the actors, the designers, the bloggers and the stylists who freelance for countless unpaid artistic projects during the days, and work the minimum salary night shifts. Of course I have met many amazing people all around the world, but Paris has changed my attitude. All my life I used to admire those who are trying to make it, and now… Well I think that they are great, but I do not find anything special in fact that that someone is fighting for his/her passion. We all do pretty much do the same thing here. We fight.

Some of us already made their dreams come true, while the others are still waiting. And in the meantime “we will always have Paris”.

Paris by Night

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  • I love reading this post and spoiling my eyes with your beautiful photographs! PS: I’ve never been in Paris…I am dreaming of it as well 🙂

  • One of my favorite cities in the world! Gotta love Paris! ♥

  • Gorgeous pictures!You are an amazing photographer, love all your pictures, they are just stunning!


  • Great pictures but I must say this is a gorgeous piece of writing! Paris is definitely a place where dreams come true!


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  • I definitely plan on visiting Paris within the next year.
    Great post and great photos! I always love seeing all the street fashion in Paris so keep posting 🙂

  • I really loved this post, a very nice personal view of paris!

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  • haha, your post is so interesting yet funny! i have met french pple and they seem so be very polite and friendly, one thing i love about paris is the fashion ”thing” oh-my oh-my wooly world its awesome. i read through your post and the calls from mummy telling you to come get daddy’s old car made me giggle lol, same here when u ve graduated from the uni and u re still seeking for a job lol u seems broke and next option is to get into the old car and beg your parents for cash to get gas into d old car lol.
    funny world, its just the little things that happen, we all tell our stories later in the future when its all rosy 🙂
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  • Gorgeous pictures!!! You have such an eye for great pics! 😉 xo, Alma

  • It’s a so great and interesting post and i really love these photos. The first one is gorgeous.

  • the girl who plays the violin is pretty. hehe LOL


  • haah great post!! Love Paris, and love life there!!^^ Have a nice day!!

  • Paris. Once I asked to a very troubled girlfriend of mine why she was still there, and she answered to me: Where else should I go?

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  • S

    Loooove Paris!!!
    Great pics, the 1st one is so beautiful!!! 😀



  • Gorgeous images, and I love what you have to say about living in Paris. The struggle is so satisfying!

    xo Mary Jo

  • That first photo is just gorgeous, the colours and subject. It almost doesn’t look like it belongs to the Paris of today.

    xx Jenee C.

  • Beautiful pics!


  • oh i really wish i could visit paris someday and to a lesser extent get to know how it feels like to be insulted by frenchmen 🙂


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    Awesome pics!

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    I had the chance to go there when i was 8.

    i love this post

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    Interesting post

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  • Well written. I will always love Paris and it is 1 place that means alot to me =)


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  • Paris is so amazing. I’d love to live there…your post makes it sound even better than I could imagine!

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  • Your hard work and determination will pay off. It always does. 🙂

  • wow..your photos are always so amazing. You really do put a lot of hard work on it ..and the writing:) beautiful:)

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  • Beautiful photographs 🙂 xx

  • Your pics make us breathe the perfect french atmosphere !!! Gorgeous!!


  • Beautiful pictures. Wishing to visit Paris sometime!

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  • Omg, I was there in April and it was just a perfect time… love Paris, can’t wait to come back!!
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  • With all those bittersweet experiences, I’d still love living in Paris! It’s my dream place too! ^◡^

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  • hah i don’t think i would survive living there very long based on this!


  • Bre

    That was a beautiful post.

  • Love this pics!


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  • I absolutely love this!! Thank you so much for the insight. The photos are amazing as always, and I love that you quoted Josephine Baker 🙂 Fight on, my Parisian loves, fight on.

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    love the last printed top!
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  • Una

    I wanna at least visit there!


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  • Beautiful text and amazing pictures!

  • Lovely pcitures , as usual, an a super interesting vision of the Parisian life from “the inside”. I’ve always had Paris has my favorite city in the world!!


    • I was in Paris for a week last summer and I do not speak French. The only two words that I used in French were Bonjour and mercy and that was engouh. I visited major turisty Paris attractions, ordered food in restaurants without any communication problems. No one treated me as ugly american . Though, I still have a Russian accent:-) The only problem during the whole trip I encountered was finding luggage lockers in Paris Train Station before going for 2 days to Brussels. I spent 45 min asking and searching and finally gave up and locked my luggage when I came to Brussel Train station.

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  • Sam

    This is a lovely insight on life in Paris, I have often wondered about how glamourous it must be, thanks for relating your lifestyles and explaining it.

  • Thanks for your lovely comment! I checked out your blog as well, and I really like it. Especially this post, very original, loved to read it. Would you like to follow each other? Moi, je le voudrais 😀


  • wow, very interesting post! the house hunting hell sounds a lot like Amsterdam haha.
    thank you for sharing 😀


  • Love this post,great job!


  • I love Paris.!

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    thanks for your sweet comments. visit us again soon!!



  • Wonderful! I justa adore everything about Paris! 🙂



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    Very nice pictures! Especially the first one (that’s my favourite one!)

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    Félicitation pour votre nouvelle (encore une fois!) sélection dans les Links à la mode !

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  • thx for your comment, i really appreciate it a lot! 🙂
    i still haven’t got the opportunity to visit Paris but i hope i can do someday. love your pictures, and really interesting text!

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  • Once again I find myself loving what/how you write.
    Since I found your blog and your writings about Parisians I see them differently. Not necessary good or bad.