Although I had to say goodbye to Paris early yesterday morning, I feel like a good dose of the Parisian aesthetic came home with me. To clarify, I didn’t buy any souvenirs (aside from the food I ate, my only other purchases were two postcards!); however, the constant people watching and sight-seeing was like a crash course in good taste.
To begin with, Parisians seem to have a love affair with good food made from good quality ingredients.
Wouldn’t you be inspired to eat well if your supermarket veggie display looked like this?
So when I arrived home yesterday afternoon, one of the first things I did was to head over to Whole Foods to purchase some zucchini, tomatoes and pesto for a healthy dinner of Pesto “Zoodles” with cherry tomatoes. Eaten al fresco on our patio, I could almost pretend that I was back in Paris!
Today, I spent much of the day finding things in the apartment to give away. Paring down seems somehow very Parisian. My goal is not only to de-clutter (an ongoing task when you live in a New York apartment) but I’m also eager to make sure I’m surrounded by only pretty things. And to that end, I went out and bought myself a bouquet of flowers for the bedroom.
Could this have been my inspiration?