During some sort of existential crisis last year, during which I determined that working in advertising was not the great passion in my life, I took off to Paris for a couple of weeks. I wanted to experience the small details of Parisian life, and see what made the city so magical. Right now feels like a good time to revisit the beauty of Paris.
  1. My flat in Le Marais
    I could not get over the amazing sky and these amazing roofs and the sunlight at every time of day. I spent hours hanging out of the window.
  2. Cheese and wild strawberries
    The cheese at home was not at all like this.
  3. Baguette and wild strawberries
    It was strawberry season and I got hooked on this £8-a-pint nature's candy.
  4. The stairs
    I took a video of how long it took to descend from my flat. 3 minutes. So much cardio.
  5. Bo bùn
    Toronto has amazing Asian food, but the best Bo Bùn I have ever had came from Le Petit Cambodge. I may have gone twice.
  6. Musée de la Chasse et de la Nature
    I wandered in here during European Museum Night while I was looking for a totally different museum. Dude, there were owls on the ceiling.
  7. Le Marais at night
    The view from my flat never got old.
  8. Gluten-free Madeleines
    At the Place Baudoyer-Marché Equitable.
  9. Baguette
    Mais oui!
  10. Chocolat chaud
    From Rose Bakery. Another best-in-the-world moment.
  11. Street art
    All over the place, and all beautiful.
  12. Gelato
    I took a recommendation from David Sedaris and went to Pozzetto, a little hardcore Italian gelato place. I wanted to try every flavour, and thanks to the world's most generous gelato scooper, I almost did.
  13. Macaron
    As if anyone could be in Paris and not have a million of these as little snacks.
  14. Secret courtyards
    These were tucked into every little corner. I was peering through a gate and a woman who lived in the building asked if I would like to come in; this is what I had been trying to catch a glimpse of.
  15. The streets
    And the street signs. Everything is more lovely in Paris.
  16. Thousands of cheeses
    No explanation required.