Sunday, 22 March 2015

Unleashing my inner blogger – and Parisian




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This very first blog post is not off to the best start as I’ve just been standing with the hair dryer into my keyboard for half an hour to get the last tea drops out. It’s a good thing I don’t believe in signs. 

While I do imagine this blog will be about Paris, this first post is mostly about blogging. I said it on my Instagram account and I’m repeating it here: the world probably needs one more blogger as bad as I need another hole in my head. But still, I can’t help myself, because while there are countless blogs about Paris, there are very few where I recognize the city I know, the one that’s not about fashion week, trendy coffee places and macaroons from Ladurée. Not that I mind these things - it's difficult to have hostile feelings towards macaroons - but it seems there’s so much more to Paris: hidden courtyards & alleys, forgotten museums, beautiful doors & facades, old villages, secret gardens, small shops, local life & simply people - and an endless amount of stories to be told about each place.

I named this blog TheUnpretentiousGuideToParis as a gentle reminder to myself to keep it simple & because not all Parisians are arrogant & pretentious even though the myth is popular & widespread. Okay, so maybe some are... I could have called it the simple guide, but I didn't think that made me sound to my advantage. I also thought about the honest guide, but that somehow sounded pretentious.


There will be sunsets too, the Eiffel Tower will appear & I might even throw in a couple of macaroons now & then, because this is also Paris & often too photogenic to resist. 


All you need to know about me is that I'm not a real Parisian. I'm originally from Denmark, but I've lived here for more than 15 years. My husband is French & my children were born here, making it so much more compelling to make fun of Parisians. 

There's no way I'm giving you my age.

I hope you'll enjoy this blog. Please don't hesitate to leave comments/questions/anything. I sincerely hope I'll be able to master the whole technical aspect of this thing. I have a renewed admiration for bloggers in general, anyone who can talk the url-language and create cute share buttons has my utmost respect. If it wasn't for the ever patient Laura who has helped me through the process, my blog would still look very, very weird. Her beautiful blog has been such an inspiration - www.dearlaura.co - H U G E thank you Laura and thank you for letting me pay you in pastry. 




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7 comments:

  1. bewildering style, incredible insight, pure class..

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  2. I love your pics so I know I'm going to love your charismatic words :)
    Just have the sense of knowing you and wish we'd crossed paths whilst I was there couple months ago
    Chez Monet ;)

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  3. I love your pics so I know I'm going to love your charismatic words :)
    Just have the sense of knowing you and wish we'd crossed paths whilst I was there couple months ago
    Chez Monet ;)

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    1. Thank you very much Cheryl. You must let me know next time you're in Paris ;-)

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  4. Un véritable petit régal pour les yeux. Ce premier post sur le musée de Montmartre est vraiment magnifique et moi qui n'y suis jamais allée je peux te dire que tu me donnes vraiment l'envie. Puis maintenant je vais pouvoir me mettre sérieusement à l'anglais (même si j'arrive à tout comprendre) parfois je bloque sur certains mots lol et je viens de découvrir que tu es originaire du Danemark ... En tout cas bravo et je ne manquerai de venir assidûment te rendre une petite visite ! Bonne continuation ��

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    1. Un enorme merci Brigitte. Ca me touche beaucoup! Si en plus ca fait progresser ton anglais (qui m'a l'air tres bien par ailleurs!), c'est parfait ;-)

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