As some of you may already know, I am French. I have been living in London for a bit more than two years now and I travelled around the USA and South America before that, so it has been quite a long time since I lived in the City of Lights. A lot of people ask me why I do not go back there more often, it is pretty easy to do so and part of my family and some of my friends still live there.
So why don't I visit more often?
I think it is mainly because I've started building something in London, and I feel like my life is here now, and not over there. I've been putting so much energy into growing my freelance business and developing my relationships, both personal and professional, that I haven't looked back. I've also fallen in love with London and its wonderfully crazy people. Moving to the UK has allowed me to grow so much more as a human being and designer than I could ever have dreamt of back in France (the traveling around the world may have helped too). I have evolved so much in two years that I would recommend to everyone moving to another country for a few years (or indefinitely, like I'm planning to). Stepping out of your comfort zone is the best thing you could do to live a more fulfilling life and grow into your best self (I am not saying I am my best self though, still so much work to get there).
Oops, I just got carried away about the whole moving thing and loving London. What I meant to talk about in this blog post is my love for Paris. I don't live there anymore, but oh boy, do I love to visit. There are so many fantastic things about Paris. Its culture, its heritage, its architecture, its little cafes and back alleys, its cafés! I thought I would make a little lettering project about it, and let you know some of my true Parisian loves...Hope you enjoy them next time you wander around the City of Lights!
(From top to bottom: Paris' lights, chocolate chips brioche, the Pompidou Center (museum), the Marais (neighbourhood), cafés in the sun, Montmartre, little back alleys).