News: I’m moving to Paris!!!


Hi everyone! I just want to share some super exciting news that I’ve been trying to hold in for the last few weeks. I didn’t want to mention anything until it was 100% confirmed and arranged, but I can nowΒ officially say it… I’m moving to Paris!!

I literally have to keep pinching myself that this is happening, as living in Paris is just such a dream come true for me. While I’ve lived in France before (I spent 7 months teaching in Lille during my year abroad at university), I’ve never got to spend that much time in the capital city itself and I’ve always thought of it as the ultimate glamorous location. I mean, it’s the City of Lights! Whenever I’ve visited before, I’ve completely fallen in love with the architecture, fashion, scenery, and culture, so I can’t believe I’ll actually get to experience them everyday!

I’ll be moving in 3 weeks’ time to spend 6 months working in my company’s office. In my mind, I’m going to suddenly become Anne Hathaway in The Devil Wears Prada (complete with designer wardrobe). I’ve already started putting together a list of all the things I want to see and do while I’m there, so be sure to expect lots of blog posts (and maybe even a vlog of sorts?? But let’s not get too ahead of ourselves…). If that’s your kind of thing then keep an eye out, and of course, send me any recommendations – I’d LOVE to hear them!

The top thing on my bucket list has always been to live and work in both Paris and New York at some point in my life, so I’m thrilled to be ticking one off! (Now for New York…)

If you fancy seeing what I’ve been up to in Paris before check out my posts here and here, and feel free to follow on Bloglovin’, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest πŸ™‚

Thanks for reading! Joanna xxxxx

 

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Hi, I'm Jo. A marketing girl with a love of bold lips, luxury skincare, delicious food, and travelling to new places. Continuing to blog all my adventures...

39 thoughts on “News: I’m moving to Paris!!!

  1. Awwwwwwh Jo this is amazing news!!!! I’m sooooo pleased for you huni!! Paris is absolutely gorgeous in every sense, you must be mad with excitement. Enjoy every moment of your new journey and don’t forget to keep up posted on how it’s going πŸ™‚ *huge hugs* Karen XXXXXX

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  2. This is amazing! I love Paris and I think that you will have gorgeous time living there. I spent a week in Paris and no matter that I didn’t really have the time to feel the atmosphere, I was feeling like I live in a dream. I think that it is really worth it to move there! Good luck!

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    1. Thanks so much! It is an amazing city, I can’t wait to explore it more. I’ve only been there a couple of times for a short holiday so it will be great to really get to know it. Thanks for reading! xxx

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  3. I’ve just gotten back from my year living in Paris and I LOVED it so much. It was the best time of my life! You’re in for such a great experience and never a dull moment (as I’m sure you’re already aware, given the date of this post).

    I’ve just stumbled across your blog now, so I’ve not yet read much about you or your interests, I’ll admit, but I would recommend two things – two things you’re unlikely to come across in a guidebook.

    a) Get involved with the poetry open mic nights… poetry might not be ‘your thing,’ but you meet a tonne of interesting, creative people from ALL OVER the world. You’ll never be alone, they’re a very friendly bunch, and the crowd is always changing, so you are never ‘the new one.’ I genuinely feel as though I’ve made friends for life through this community… ‘Spoken Word’ is on Monday: Au Chat Noir near Louis Blanc metro, ‘Open Secret’ is on Wednesday: Le Bistro des Artistes, near Notre Dame, and ‘Paris Lit Up’ is on a Thursday: Culture Rapide, Belleville. Once you get involved, there are tonnes of other interesting and unusual events to get involved in. NB: You do not have to perform poetry to attend these events, I did so once… on my last one before fleeing back to England!

    b) FREE (that’s right, FREE) theatre tickets. If you are under 26 y/o, youcan go to Kiosque Jeune at Les Halles and collect them. They post a board with all the shows (a choice of about 30-40) daily, and you can pick. You are entitled to two tickets per show, and two shows per day. The process is surprisingly simple and never cost me a penny. I was utterly strapped in Paris, so I became a regular theatre goer. I loved this insight into their culture and opportunity to practice my language skills. It was always entertaining (for better or worse!)

    I hope these were useful suggestions to you… I hope you’re loving living in Paris as much as I did, good luck!

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