Borrowing Paris <3
Who doesn't yearn to reside for even just a moment amid the hustle and bustle of the romantic city? The sparkling lights that encrust and etch the "Eiffel Tower", the glisten becoming more and more luminous the lower the sun sets into the water-colored horizon. Ah! And how charming are the little pastry shoppes and diminutive cafes? Couples seated beneath the lines of laundry that are strewn from one window all the way to the other, flowers draping from delicate pots that loosely hang from the window seals of the upper floored lofts, toasting to their many years together! Every one yearns to visit the majestic city; many new and fluffy pastries to try, Chanel and various other staple fashion institutions to visit, and a deep sense of romance whispering amid the breezy night-time air. I know that it has been especially my dream-destination for a good many years... and though I have accepted that it shan't be for awhile, I know that I will make it there one day before I die! I am absolutely determined to! Until then, my lovelies, I just had a most brilliant idea... why not bring the cherished city to me? Why not hold a summer party within the early weeks of June? A summer party with pastries stolen from the beloved city, the charm and stamina that the city has to offer? Like Audrey Hepburn said "Paris is always a good idea"... I feel that this saying holds true whether I should be on my way to visit Paris or should the city be borrowed for my leisure at least until I can afford to go there myself! ;)
Now, first off... you'll be in dire need of some of the enchanting and most treasured pastry recipes. What trip to Paris would be complete with out the decadence that these fine desserts have to offer?
2. Charlotte Russe
3. Petit Fours
4. Eclaire Au Chocolat
Next on the list for the perfect method in stealing Paris for a day, would be to adorn your atmosphere with Parisian inspired art! Bouquets of Roses, Pink and Blacks and a massive photograph of the city... the "Eiffel Tower" gleaming in gold amid the dull black and white hues that caress the rest of the city's buildings. Like this one from possibly Ikea?
It's size is massive enough to pass as a window view looking upon the tower.
A couple of romantic and fabulous movies to play while borrowing the "oh, so romantic" city, would be either "Sabrina" with Audrey Hepburn, William Holden, and Humphrey Bogart (one of my all time favs <3)
or another film with the elegant and sophisticated actress (who was fluent in the city's romantic language) "Funny Face" starring alongside Fred Estaire.
Next... you absolutely must have some beguiling French music playing in the background ("La Vie En Rose" by Edith Piaf?) oh, and most definitely some lattes or cappuccinos to wash down those delightful pastries you've already baked! ;)
Below is a recipe for the perfect Latte... you can also head down to your local "Sam's Club" for some flavored syrups (vanilla, caramel, raspberry, etc.) as well as some instant cappuccino mixes, if you're lazy like me, my dears. ;)
Oh, now, almost there, you'll also need a poodle to walk down the street dressed in
Céline. You're friends will be vastly envious! <3 Oh, and make it pink if you can!
Next... you mustn't neglect a few squirts of Chanel like Marilyn below, to accessorize your Paris-worthy outfit that is!
Now! Have a most fabulous time while "borrowing" the mystical, love-filled city... or need I even bother wishing you luck? ;)
Bon Appetit! ;) Au Revoir, mes pretties! <3 xoxoxo J'taime!