FRENCH THINGS I LOVE

  1. The words "arrondissment" and "guillotine"
  2. The MC Solaar song that plays when Carrie runs to her book party in Paris on SATC ("La Belle et Le Bad Boy")
  3. The Agnès b. Lolita bag I wore in middle school
  4. The hot chocolate at Café de Flore
  5. Tsonga and the French Open where my boy Rafa dominates on clay 🎾
  6. The first museums I went to as a kid where I liked the art more than the gift shops.
  7. Une crepe avec du nutella et banane, s'il vous plait.
  8. Babar
  9. The lines from Home Alone "Bring me back something French!" and "Kevin, you're what the French call les incompetents."
  10. Saint-Germain-des-Prés the neighborhood and St. Germain cocktails
  11. The trips I've taken to Paris - with my mom, with both my parents, my solo visit to my older sister when I was 13, and after college to Paris (the hostel we stayed at was the only one on our trip that had AC) and Lyon with Laura Koo.
  12. Paris Métro stations
  13. Paris Métro map
  14. Moules frites and Steak Frites and escargots and steak tartare and warm baguettes and pain au chocolats and cafe au lait
  15. The L'Occitane hand lotion that smells like babies/baby powder.
  16. Mélanie Laurent's performances in Inglourious Basterds and Beginners
  17. Petit Bateau baby clothing
  18. My memory of French class always starting with the teacher saying "ouvrez votre livres s'il vous plait"
  19. All French curse words
  20. Guillaume Canet