You know, I took that picture back in Spring 1995 when I first visited Paris as a poor student battling high exchange rates. They used the Franc then, not the Euro. I actually love all the local currencies and was rather disappointed by the introduction of the homogenous Euro, but let’s not get political 😛 My friend and I stayed in a rather run down, cold apartment near Montmartre, which we later found out wasn’t quite the best place to be staying in Paris. What can I say? There was no internet and no Tripadvisor to warn us of pitfalls! 😛
We ate cheap cold ham baguette sandwiches, while sitting on one of the benches on the sidewalks of Champs Elysee, never once thinking of stepping into any of the famous luxury houses that are in the area. I did not once step into a French pharmacy! What on earth did I miss?! But those were such GOOD TIMES! 😀
My little trip down memory lane is just to let you know that there’ll be no posts on MWS this week, partly due to the festive break here in Malaysia and partly because I’ll be retracing my steps in Paris some 21 years later. Man, I feel old 😛 I’ve already mentioned this break on my social media channels but then I realised that not everyone is active on social media and you guys still come to the blog (THANK YOU!), so it was better that I let you know here too.
The MWS Companion newsletter peeps already know about this, and thank you so much for all your lovely suggestions and tips and well wishes. I truly appreciate your sharing them with me, especially the little tips on where to go, see and eat! You know me too well 😉
This little trip is kindly sponsored by Clarins, for a product they’re launching here in August, so we will be hearing about their new innovations right from the horse’s mouth. I will be sure to share them with you when I return, and to also share some other hopefully interesting things I’ll be doing while I’m there. I have a couple of free days, so it’ll be interesting to wander through the city, and I have a little side trip planned that really excites me, but I don’t want to share for now, so as not to jinx it.
I don’t get opportunities like these very often, so I am by turns very grateful and super excited! LOL 😀
If you’d like to stay on top of things, updates will be going on fairly regularly on Instagram (@parisbmws) and Facebook (MyWomenStuff). If you’d like to be there with me, well, virtually, then Snapchat (parisbmws) is where I’ll be at, for glimpses of the city, the food, and some luxury window shopping 😉
To everyone who will be celebrating, Selamat Hari Raya Aidil Fitri or Eid Mubarak – maaf zahir dan batin – Do enjoy all the lovely ketupat and rendang which I love so much, enjoy the time with your friends and family and stay safe. To everyone else have a lovely week ahead, enjoy the public holiday and stay safe.
Till next week, à bientôt! 😉