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

6 Mar

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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)

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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!

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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.
    Blech.

  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.

    πŸ˜‰

  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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