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May 28, 2017

Moving to Boston

Boston, MA by Dear Laura Well the secret's out — I'm moving to Boston! I cannot tell you how happy and excited I am to be starting this new chapter of my life in August 2017.

You might remember back in March when I spent a weekend in Boston and said it was for something quite exciting. Well, this is IT. This is the exciting news! I was just waiting for my visa to get approved before saying anything on the blog. I'm definitely incredibly sad of leaving Paris, my home, my friends, the food, oh the food, the haussmannian architecture, the beautiful beautiful art museums — yes I know, there are lots of art museums in Boston as well, but nothing really beats the museums here in Paris, am I right? As my dad always says, the city itself is a museum. Nonetheless, I'm very excited for this new beginning. Right now, with everything that's happened the past couple of months, with the way I've been feeling, changing scenery, meeting new people and breathing fresh air is exactly what I need.

Cheers to new beginnings!

May 20, 2017

Matt Corby at FLOW

Matt Corby at Le Flow by Dear Laura Matt Corby at Le Flow by Dear Laura Matt Corby at Le Flow by Dear Laura Two years ago, I purchased an old Canon AE-1 film camera. I've always wanted to own an analog camera but I didn't know where I could find a not-so-expensive-functional one so I took a chance and bought one on ebay; not knowing for certain whether or not it worked, I loaded it with film and started shooting around Paris. Last week I finally developped the two films I had used and it was quite a nice surprise to find these photos from Matt Corby's concert in July 2016. One of my all time favorite artists.

The concert took place at FLOW, a floating boat on the rive gauche of Paris in the 7th arrondissement. I find these photos quite hilarious because they illustrate exactly how I am during concerts — always trying to find a gap between two strangers' heads just so I can see the artist's face. Being 5'1 is tough man. If you haven't heard of Matt Corby, you should definitely listen to his album Telluric. He has such a unique and powerful voice.

May 14, 2017

Photo Journal 01

Photo Journal 01 by Dear Laura
Photo Journal 01 by Dear Laura
Photo Journal 01 by Dear Laura
I take a lot of photos but I don't always share everything on the blog because they sometimes don't "fit well together". So I thought I'd start a new photo series to share random photos from my everyday life. It's also a way for me to be more active on the blog! 1. Spring's first blossoms at Champ de Mars. 2. Cute cars making up for gloomy rainy days. 3. Inside Suzanne Valdon's apartment at Musée de Montmarte.

April 29, 2017

Château de Chantilly

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Can you imagine this little gem is only 25 minutes away from Paris by train? The land of chantilly cream and chantilly lace! We started the day off by visiting the Chantilly castle and its gardens; it's a 30 minute walk from the train station but we were too lazy to walk so we took a cab to get there, ha. We were quite lucky with the weather; it wasn't too hot nor too cold, just perfect. Afterwords, we visited the stables where we watched the horse dressage and then made our way to the village. There wasn't much to do in the village, but it was a nice walk. We ended our day at Le Sylvie restaurant, where we had late lunch and tried their chantilly cream. I was too excited for the crêpe with chantilly cream and it did not disappoint. You can also taste chantilly cream at the castle!

How to get to Chantilly :
  • Take the TER (train) from Gare du Nord to Gare de Chantilly-Gouvieux, ~25 minutes (check schedule online).
  • Take the RER D from Gare du Nord to Gare de Chantilly-Gouvieux, ~45 minutes.

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