Paris Fashion Week: The Pros And Cons Of Moving To Paris

6 Mar


Admit it, all of the buzz surrounding Paris Fashion Week has left you captivated, and you now harbour a burning desire to pack your belongings and move straight to the fashion capital of the world itself: Paris.

The clothes, the food, the architecture. You’re probably dismantling your ikea furniture as you read this post!

Well, hold your horses. Before booking your non-refundable ticket and purchasing a bΓ©ret, there are a few things that you ought to know about the city of light. Having recently moved to Paris myself, who better than I to fill you in on some Pros and Cons?

Please consider the following list carefully:

Pro – Paris is well known for its stunning mix of modern and traditional architecture.

Con – Shockingly, the rumor that French men pee everywhere is absolutely true. On streets, in gardens… And on said architecture! Tut tut.

Pro – Paris is home to some of the world’s best restaurants, many of which boast Michelin Stars.

Con – Bizaarly, that doesn’t stop the Parisians from snacking on an array of peculiar foods, such as: Cuisses de grenouilles (frog’s legs), Langue de bΕ“uf (ox tongue), Escargot (snails) and Foie gras de canard (duck liver).

* Note: If you do decide to move to Paris, pack your own snacks.

Pro – Children do not go to school on Wednesdays, therefore allowing their parents an extra day with them.

Con – Children do not go to school on Wednesdays, therefore leaving their parents stuck with them for an extra day.

Pro – Paris is the fashion capital of the world.

Con – Unfortunately, that doesn’t stop Parisians from selling these:

(Caution: Readers may find the following image disturbing)


So, there you have it. You are now armed with ALL of the information you need to assist you in making an informed decision on moving to Paris.

Happy packing!


17 Responses to “Paris Fashion Week: The Pros And Cons Of Moving To Paris”

  1. El Guapo March 6, 2012 at 11:46 pm #

    Hey, escargot is delicious. Of course, anything cooked in that much butter and garlic is delicious.
    Except maybe ox tongue.

  2. The Awake List March 7, 2012 at 12:01 am #

    Touche! Although even with all the butter and garlic, at the end of the day you are still eating snail.


  3. Tobi March 7, 2012 at 9:14 am #

    I’d always dreamed of moving to France, but if the kids will be stuck with me for a whole extra day, forget it. Lol.
    Loved your post, verry funny!

    • The Awake List March 7, 2012 at 9:26 am #

      Thank you πŸ™‚ And I don’t blame you, that would put a lot of people off πŸ˜‰

  4. blogreader86 March 7, 2012 at 12:15 pm #

    Nice post. I don’t know about the other foods you mentioned but the foie gras is great served on bread or toast.

    • The Awake List March 7, 2012 at 3:00 pm #

      Thanks for your comment! If I didn’t know what it was actually made from, I would probably be able to enjoy it… It’s a mind thing!

  5. poetryofamadman March 9, 2012 at 2:26 pm #

    I just moved to France myself. #1: If more places actually had bathrooms, and if those that did let people actually use them, that wouldn’t happen (as much). #2: Escargot and frog legs are yummy! πŸ™‚

    • The Awake List March 9, 2012 at 7:53 pm #

      Ah, finally a theory on the bathroom situation! πŸ™‚
      Glad you’re a fan of the snails and frogs… I still haven’t been able to aquire the taste just yet! Hope you’re enjoying France!

      • poetryofamadman March 9, 2012 at 8:41 pm #

        It’s a problem in any big city, though. Can’t pee inside, and it’s illegal to pee outside. A Catch #1, you could say…

        • The Awake List March 9, 2012 at 9:07 pm #

          Haha! And even more trouble if you find youself in a catch #2! (Oops, I think I may have just lowered the tone with that) πŸ˜‰

  6. Margie March 12, 2012 at 12:11 am #

    This is great and you are a hoot! Your shot of the Eiffel Tower lit up is a beauty! I’m in. Where do I sign up, LOL!

    • The Awake List March 12, 2012 at 12:23 am #

      Thank you! Although I am sure that there are professional photographers out there who faint when they see that unfocused shot! πŸ˜‰

  7. Carol B Sessums March 12, 2012 at 12:11 am #

    Bwahahaha! Cracked me up. I MIGHT be brave enough to try the escargot. I’d rather use that word than the other. 😦 And I said MIGHT. Perhaps the foie gras, and I love frog legs. Tastes like chicken. No, really. But the tongue? I think I’ll definitely pass on that one. Yick.

    Yeaaaah, I don’t think I wanna live there, but definitely want to visit for a week.

    Great shots. Or, the first one, anyway. πŸ˜‰ The second one hurt my eyes.

    • The Awake List March 12, 2012 at 12:26 am #

      Well you simply have to try all of the above when you arrive in Paris. I believe it’s the law here πŸ˜‰

      And as for that second image, I did place a caution above it, so the photographer can accept no liability for your damaged eyes. LOL.

  8. ailsapm March 12, 2012 at 7:45 am #

    This made me laugh out loud. By the way, I am deeply disturbed by that last photo.

    • The Awake List March 12, 2012 at 7:50 am #

      I feel your pain. They are all I see when I close my eyes at night. πŸ˜‰

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