In a recent post I fantasized about running away to the tropics to skip the overwhelming materialism of Christmas. But perhaps what I really need is a dose of restorative Christmas magic. And what city is the most magical on earth? Paris.
A few short weeks in the summer of 2013 proved to me that Paris is a city to be savoured, over time, and hopefully, in all seasons. Someday, I’ll spend Christmas there.
In the meantime, I’ll dream.
The streets and the shops in Montmartre were lovely in the summer. We passed this shop every day. How do they dress perfection? With Christmas finery.
Hand made treats to savour.
Skating in front of the Hotel de Ville.
Hot chocolate at Angelina’s.
And for a bit of glitz (or a lot), Galeries Lafayette is a landmark that has to be seen to be believed.
And for a different, more peaceful kind of glow, churches and cathedrals:
Just for fun, a more pleasant Christmas “merry-go-round”:
And in the evening, as light falls:
My holiday wish for you:
All images via Pinterest.