Le Premier jour

Zara vest (similar)
Aritzia top (similar)
Paige jeans (c/o Shopbop)
Christian Louboutin heels
Celine bag
Hart and Stone ring (c/o)
CC Lifestyles earrings (c/o)

Today marks our twelfth day in Paris. Despite the fact that we are still early in our stay, in some ways it feels like we have been here forever – indeed, though some of the places we love have closed, and we are living in a different neighbourhood now, at times it feels like we never left at all. But there are other moments when I remember vividly the very different life I was living just two weeks ago, and in those moments, I can’t feel anything but lucky. I know that at a certain point, the time will start to fly by and before we know it, we’ll be back in Canada again. In the meantime, I am trying to make every moment of this slow, easy time count – while somehow simultaneously fitting in as many activities as I can manage within reason, like coffee dates with girlfriends (and in fact, these photos date back to our very first full day here, when I met up with my girlfriend Cindy from Vancouver, who was in town for Fashion Week, at Cafe Kitsune), long, meandering wanders through galleries and glasses of wine enjoyed outside on a cafe terrace. If it sounds like I’ve been living a charmed life, it’s no doubt because I have… and, admittedly, I’m still finding it slightly hard to believe this is all happening, particularly as we’re leaving for Greece tomorrow, a country that has been on my must-visit list for most of my life. Wherever you are, and whatever you’re up to, I hope your Monday is as wonderful as mine.

Aujourd’hui, c’est notre douzième jour à Paris. Malgré le fait que nous sommes toujours au début de notre séjour, j’ai un peu l’impression que nous sommes à Paris depuis toujours – à vrai dire, bien que quelques-uns de nos endroits préférés aient fermé leurs portes et bien que nous habitons un quartier different, parfois j’ai l’impression que nous n’avons jamais rentrée au Canada. Et cependant, parfois je me rappelle très vivement ma vie d’il y a deux semaines et je me rends compte de combien j’ai la chance. Je sais qu’à un moment donné, le temps va commencer à filer à toute vitesse. Mais entretemps, je profite de ces moments de tranquillité et de lenteur – tout en faisant de mon mieux de faire le plus possible chaque jour, y incluse de pauses café entre amies (ce qui m’amène à l’histoire de ces photos, qui datent de notre premier jour à la capitale ; j’ai passé le matin chez Café Kitsune avec une amie de Vancouver, Cindy, qui était à Paris pour la semaine de la mode), ainsi que des belles balades et des verres de vin bu en terrasse. Si je que je raconte vous donne l’air d’une vie de rêve, c’est sans doute car c’est exactement ça… et pour le moment, j’ai toujours un peu de mal à croire que ce soit vraiment ma vie à moi, surtout car nous partons vers la Grèce demain, un pays dont j’en rêve depuis presque toute ma vie. Peu importe où vous êtes et ce que vous faites, j’espère que vous passez un lundi aussi merveilleux que le mien.

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  1. Oh Cee, I can honestly say… since your snaps & detailed accounts of your time in Paris… I have honestly fallen in LOVE with the city + I’m craving to go back to Europe ASAP!! I’ve been feverishly googling apartments and now I’ve registered for french lessons at our local college. Haha, clearly I’ve lost it! 😉 In any case, I’m throughly enjoying your Parisian adventures and I can’t wait to see all that’s to come on Coco & Vera. I’m also thrilled to hear you’re having the time of your life and that you’re savouring every minute! Enjoy the charmed life, love, and I’m crushing on this beautiful outfit!! xo


    • You signed up for French lessons? Oh V, that is so funny and amazing all at the same time! Enjoy them – when you do get to Paris, you will be so glad you did this 😉

      • So funny & amazing, right?! What can I say… I love to throw myself into that which inspires me! ? And agreed, I think it’s amazing to visit a city and have a general sense of the language! Prague will be great for that too!! xo

  2. that vest is so chic, it seems like the perfect wardrobe staple! This is such a lovely post and I’d be the same- trying to hold onto every moment as much as possible. Though it sounds like with as much as you are doing, you’ll look back at this time with no regrets because you did in fact make the most of it. Greece is so exciting! I’ve never been but ive heard so many darling things about it.


  3. It sounds as though your trip is off to an excellent start, and getting to meet up with old friends in is always wonderful. Also Greece? ohhh I am so envious! Devoting more time to travel would be so ideal.
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