Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Love this video! Can't believe these girls had the couilles to walk down rue Montergeuil naked!

Les Fripes

One of my favorite things to do is go thrifting. Although Paris isn't in the same league as London for vintage, there are several good shops in the Marais with lots of clothes to dig through and plenty of deals to be had. Today I spent the afternoon there with my sister, scavenging through old dresses and leather bags. I came out with a long-sleeved sweater dress that I'll have to get shortened, a polkadot button down dress, a black leather over the shoulder bag, and 4 silk scarves...all for €43! You won't find any designer names in these friperies but you will find some great no-name bargains! Afterwards we walked down the street to Myberry, France's own version of Pinkberry. Definitely lovely on a sunny afternoon :)
FREEP "S" Star
8 rue Ste-Croix-de-la-Bretonnerie & 61 rue de la Verrerie
Mamz’Elle Swing
35 bis rue du Roi de Sicile
All at Metro Hôtel de Ville or St. Paul

Sunday, May 24, 2009

J'ai fini!

Saturday was probably one of the longest days in my exam-taking history: 5 exams within 8 hours! I just kept telling myself, this is it! This is the last time you have to do this and afterwards all will be ok! As shitty as it would be to have to retake a couple exams in September (les rattrapages), it wouldn't be the end of the world. I feel pretty good overall so I'm hoping I don't have any retakes but we'll see. For now the stress is gone and even though summer vacation is non-existant I'm so happy just to be able to have a drink with friends during the week and of course have my saturdays back! I start a new internship next Monday and I took this week off to relax, clean the apartment and visit Paris. I don't take advantage of living in this amazing city nearly as much as I should so I'm going to make an effort to go out, visit expos and museums and of course take lots of pictures. My sister will only be here a few more months so il faut en profiter!

Thursday, May 21, 2009

You could say this is about how I feel right now: exhausted and so sick of studying. It's finals week and I have only 3 of 10 exams finished. I just need to get through the next two days and then I'm free!! (Well I guess "free" as long as I pass everything and get my thesis turned in by September). I'll be starting a new internship soon and can't wait to have my weekends back! No more group projects or papers or last-minute revisions, woohoo!
Blog posting should pick back up starting next week :)

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

I haven't had much blogging inspiration lately. The days seem to pass by rather slowly as I continue my internship and finish up the remaining weeks of classes for my masters program. As friends meet up for picnics in the park and day trips to Giverny I've been either stuck at a desk or in a classrom or even preparing for presentations and papers to hand in. Blah. I just need to get through the next two weeks and then I will finally be able to enjoy normal 2-day weekends! J and I haven't made any summer plans yet as we're unsure what our job situations will be like but we hope to make a few weekend trips to the beach or maybe even the Champagne region of France. Tout est à voir....

Sunday, May 10, 2009

{Why I Love My Sister}

Because when she makes trips home to the states
she brings back wonderful things.
(Peanut butter + marshmallow fluff, fun shoes from Target, brownie mix and candy!)