Speaking of Paris ...








* Photos by Paul Ferney on Instagram

Sometimes, I have moments of sadness that I can't just pick up and go to France and walk around Paris with my skinny jeans, scarf and pixie haircut (I'm 110 lbs in this dream) and just be all like annoying and independant - The Ethereal Weirdo if you will (see Mindy Kaling's article "Flick Chicks" in the New Yorker or better yet, read her book).  I'm just being dramatic, I don't really ever have actual sadness about it, but I wonder what it would be like.  Fortunately for me, I have embraced technology and have a little app on my phone that you all know and love called Instagram (said in an old Jewish lady's voice).  I also follow fabulous artist Paul Ferney.  I'm dying to have one of his Little Paris Paintings (ahem, Kip).  Anyway, he walks through the streets of Paris, snaps pics on his phone and Instagrams them for all to see.  This is why I love technology.  I can be sitting in line at the DMV, look down at my phone and see Paris through the eyes of an artist.

6 comments :

  1. I love this. I have been meaning to look into Instagram. My head starts to spin when I think of all the new social media that I need to learn.

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  2. Gotta agree, technology does take us to some pretty amazing places. I mean in a single morning, I can visit Paris, Tuscany, Napa, South Africa and so many more...all through the eyes of like minded people who so generously share. I must say the way it has brought our world together is really remarkable. Now I am intrigued by this book.....sounds like something I would delve right into, going look into it now...

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  3. OH- How wonderful. What a treat to be able to see that! I miss Paris, too, although I have never been! xo Diana

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  4. We gave you the Liebster award on out blog today. Check it out.

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  5. Isn’t the internet just great? Virtual travelling is by far one of my favourite pastimes. Paris today, Belgium tomorrow and maybe Japan next week?

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  6. IM IN LOVE with this post:) Im a french things addict.
    I like your blog and I want to follow but I dont see twitter or facebook in here?

    If you want some swedish decor inspiration, you can check out my blog:)
    Have a great week.

    LOVE Maria at inredningsvis.se
    (Sweden)

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