I love the street performers of Paris. They kind of just suck you in and then you're stuck just listening and looking and feeling everything good in the world. I have no complaints, and I think I want to become very skilled at the accordion before I die.
The Sacre Ceour, my favorite church in Paris. I was able to go to mass this trip here, which was incredible growing up Catholic. It was such a beautiful experience and I almost cried at the beginning of mass, it feels so pure and holy to me. I feel like Catholic churches in particular have a really wonderful way of making you feel so small but safe at the same time.
Menthols: see I only smoke occasionally and by that I mean whenever I have a glass of wine usually. I discovered the horrifying packaging on European cigarettes while here and really didn't smoke much at all - but I still love the smell of cigarettes.
I helped my friend Leanne with some shoots for her vintage store while I was staying with her, and it was the first time in a while that modeling actually felt really good to me. Some of my favorite photos of myself are on iPhone in this dress.
I really love Leanne - she is actually my person. I got really close to her this trip and it's really hard to be away from her now. We have very similar life trajectories and I love hearing how she has gone through life. I admire her a lot for everything she's done and who she is. Here she is embroidering vintage jean jackets and they are super beautiful.
I noticed myself really loving people watching and looking at my surroundings here - much more than I do in LA. I could notice and take in people's feelings and interactions towards each other and to me as well, it was so genuine. It was much more fulfilling to me, and I felt like I could understand my own feelings towards things more here.
I feel like the best thing to do on this trip (since it was so cold) was see the museums. My favorites in Paris are Centre de Pompidou and Musee de l'Orangerie, which are the contemporary/modern art museum and the impressionist/post-impressionist museum that holds Monet's water lilies and a number of other artists like Picasso, Matisse, and Renoir to name some of my favorites from it.
This is one of my favorite walks in Paris across the Seine. Overcast weather is amazing in Paris. Also, the zipper on these trousers broke when I sat down at Cafe de Flore this day.
wanting to swim but being swallowed
winter baby but twenty one now
i think about where I'll find home
but I think home,
I think home would feel like
I feel like if you were to ask me what image I think of when I think of Paris, it might be this background, not even the Eiffel Tower and I'm not sure why. This apartment is something else.
This is clearly rain, but I saw Paris in the snow the first few days I was there and it was something else. It was also incredibly cold - I'm from Colorado and I have never felt that cold in my life.
One of the best free things you can do in Paris is walk around and look at all of the apartments and choose which one would be yours. My ideal would be top floor, big balcony in Montmartre with a view of The Sacre Ceour.
"America is my country, Paris is my hometown." - Gertrude Stein
The Eiffel Tower was covered in fog, and I wish it showed up in photos well but not even on an iPhone did it do justice. The top was covered, but the light still shown through when it spun around. I do feel like everything they say about Paris is true, and I think it really does come alive at night with all of the lights.
Went to a cabaret show on one of these boats one time - I had a gin an tonic and felt very sick. One of the performers had a hamburger costume
- Paris, Je T'Aime