Settling in the US is a kind of great upheaval for a Parisian…

Step by step, I’m creating my personal special new art of living: a subtle blend of Parisian attitude and American way of life. Here are some of the tips and traps I’m trying to follow or avoid, so as to re-create my nest, a nest turning round, but not completely round though…

  1. Devour feel good readings… I never felt soooo Parisian since I left France. So now, I’m reading Garance Doré’s or Caroline de Maigret books about how to be a Parisian, in English my dear. I also added empowerment American books such as GrilBoss by Sophia Amoruso for new perspectives and entrepreneurial dreams… I will edit a post specific on feel good readings soon.

  2. Always dream of the next trip ahead…

  3. Pamper yourself I have to confess I am still totally faithful to my favorite French brands when it come to beauty treatments, a perfect mix of Nuxe and Caudalie.

  4. Never accept sartorial compromise… No, sweat pants will never pass through me! The good news is… Sezane French trendiest brand delivers in the US!

  5. Let the sunshine in… Put white flowers everywhere and dream big. (my dearest French tea pot Guy Degrenne)

  6. Transform old and too small dresses into cushions, and you will see stars in this little girl’s eyes!

  7. Rediscover feel so good readings… Here in the US, more than ever in France, I feel the need to cook, sweets for sure, but also and increasingly necessary, organic, healthy food.

  8. Discard & lighten your “luggages”… Tidying severe syndrome Moving in another country is a violent but sanitary urge to discard and get rid of material stuff. Check out Mary Kondo’s book for more valuable advices…

  9. Cherish personal treasures brought from France…

  10. Live life for good now… and read “The 4-hour work week” de Tim Ferris (“La semaine de 4 heures” en French). Possible threat of an overwhelming desire for a round-the-world journey


Edit…

Being a Parisian in Miami is also about finding American golden nuggets and things that will sprakle joy in your life. I found the brand I feel the most connected with: Madewell, a taste of Sezane, a touch of Parisian simple yet chic…

I’m not a beauty blogger, at all! But I can’t help speaking about Glossier who just launch a Phase 2 make-up range: short and just perfect! I especially recommend the Generation G lipdstick (color Like for me). (by the way, incredible Girlboss Emily Weiss adventure who first started with a beauty blog and ended in a successful Phase 1 skincare products…)