How did you end up making a home in Paris?
We came to Paris as my husband was offered a job here and we had just had a baby so I was not working. We jumped at the opportunity to move to Paris as we had always loved the city and were ready for a change of scenery.
Favorite Meal of the day/favorite food?
I love Asian Food, specifically Thai and Vietnamese. It just tastes so fresh and healthy and I reckon a good amount of chili is good for you!
I really like having a long leisurely breakfast; it is the perfect start to the day. Unfortunately it is the one meal that often gets skipped.
Favorite shopping spot?
My personal favorite shopping spot is the Marais here in Paris, it has lots of little boutiques and furniture shops all one after the other and they are all fabulous.
Favorite beauty product?
I have become an addict of NUXE products. You can get them in almost all pharmacies here in France and I think they are also sold internationally. Their spa treatments are incredible (the do the best pregnancy massage ever).
Now that my daughter is 2 and a bit we have started taking her to all the kids theatres I have discovered around Paris. She absolutely loves going and they are incredibly well done. I have never seen a bored kid in any of them.
My favorite attraction here in Paris is a very obvious one: The Louvre. I know it is a cliché but it is such an amazing building right in the centre of the city and you can get lost for hours in it, discovering the most incredible artifacts from all over the world.
Favorite time of year?
I love spring time when the nights are starting to get mellow and the flowers are out and you finally can pack away all of your winter clothes. Everything seems fresh and clean.
Ever since I can remember, every day my father has gotten up first and made a cup of tea in bed for my mother. My grandfather did the same for my grandmother, my cousin’s husbands do it for them and if there is no rush, my husband does it for me!
Favorite thing about where you live?
I think the most amazing thing about Paris is its beauty. I can spend hours in different areas of the city wandering around and marveling at its beauty.
One interesting fact about the country you live in.
The French government officially decided a few years ago that no one should work more than 35 hours a week. It has caused havoc with the economy and it is the bane of the new government existence, but it yet again symbolizes the French “joie de vivre”
Thanks Emilie! Be sure to check her out at Babyccino!