Friday, June 10, 2016
Last April, we realized a long time dream to buy a Paris apartment. We closed escrow on my birthday and we floated on champagne bubbles for days and days after. The process of purchasing real estate in France is not for the faint of heart but I will spare you those stories for now. There is a 16th century expression in French Chercher Midi à quatorze heures which translates to something like Looking for noon at two o'clock. It basically implies that you are making things more difficult than need be-- that you are attempting to accomplish the impossible. I think that this expression speaks perfectly to the French real estate buying experience! Let's just say we knew we were in for an adventure when, ironically, the apartment that we loved was located on the rue du Cherche-Midi!
So... off I go! I've packed my carry-on with few clothes and all of my favorite Camille K jewelry pieces! I'll have 10 hours from San Francisco to Paris to enjoy a good book -- The Swans of Fifth Avenue-- and to dream of all the things I want to do once there. Watch your mailbox for my Letters from Paris-- I can't wait to share it all with you! À bientôt!