Summer's back in Paris

 
New pants from H&M and super comfy shirt from Zara, the chains are really stepping it up this season I tell ya 
 
Another Monday is here and Monday seems like the the new day I blog on. This past week has been a mix of working out (not as much as I wanted to though), hanging out with my dear Emsilou and reschedueled classes which meant more free time yey. I ended up working all Thursday as hostess for a Volvo event for the launch of a new model. Was fun and very chill so I don't complain. So glad about this job. On Friday we did a small house party. Or well, that was the plan. We ended up with almost 30 people in the apartment though, but that's also the cool thing: it is possible to invite a lot of people over. Spent the rest of the night in L'Arc (where else) and was quite tired the next day.
In the late afternoon I jumped on the tram to go meet my lovely mother who arrived to Paris. We spent the evening in Paris city center with a little stroll through the Tuileries, Place Vendôme and the Opera where we had a late dinner in one of my fav spots, Le Paradis du Fruit. The restaurant where I approximately hung out two times per week in the spring, that is.
On Sunday we woke up well-rested (although I was still tired humm..) and had a nice breakfast before heading out to enjoy the best of Paris in full sunshine. Was a lovely day with walking at least 12 kilometers. Champs Élysées, Trocadero, the Seine, Concorde, Pont Neuf... In the early evening we took the bus to Ikea where we got A LOT of good stuff for the apartment, so happy, thx mama <3. Had dinner at home in the evening with her "the man of my life" as she put it (LOL), and then I had to do some school work. It happens on a rare basis but sometimes I actually sit down and focus for a couple of hours. 
Today I have class aaall day, woke up early to finish my presentation in our business English class which I'm quite happy about, and am also having a test in sociology today. Glad I paid attention in my earlier academic career, it definitely pays off now. 
Tonight my partner in crime, fashion sister, manager and most of all, dear friend Kim K is arriving to Paris. CAN'T WAIT. Reunion of the year for sure after too many months appart. 
Have a great week friends, I know we will xx

Sunset in the suburbs

 
Happy Monday everyone! Because who doesn't love Mondays? If I had a really good weekend I generally don't mind Mondays at all. I'm feeling very positive today which generally generates for a positive and succesful week. 
This weekend was quite different since I worked 17 hours in two days. It was the annual fair of hair and beauty here in Paris and I was one of the hostesses. They put me and another super tall girl in the information to help people and hand out VIP badges to important and less important people and it was quite fun and interesting I must admit. In the afternoon my boss for the day asked me if I wanted to stay the whole evening since they had an award ceremony for VIP guests only so I thought why not. Was a good experience for sure and even got some good contacts! Always good. I've learned that networking is everything in most businesses, especially if you want to work internationally. On Sunday after finishing in the late afternoon my coworker and I walked around and checked out all the stands and ended up getting free spraytans, a free haircut with the newest technology of a true pro and also a glass of champagne. Who says no to that? I also bought some good products to really good prices so the weekend was definitely a good one. In the evening I went for sushi with Emma and talked about robots, we are such nerds together but I love it. 
Today I had my first "long' school day for this semester. Sociology was on the scheduele and to my surprise it was all in English. Guess who was the happiest student in class? Not only was it in a language I am completely comfortable with, it was also a very interesting class with what seems to be a good and passionate teacher. Oh yes, and he also has a little daughter that dresses up as Elsa form Frozen... The second class of the day was English and our teacher seems to be the fiúnniest teacher this year. Maybe I will finally learn some more English instead of just starring out the window. 
Apart from school this week I have to go to the agency, get some more furniture from the apartment, wrap my head around my French bank account and also start the process with getting a French social security number. And work out. Fashion week next week, gotta be in shape. Also preparing for my mom's arrival this weekend and then after her, my dear friend/manager/biggest inspiration Angelica. Lots of fun coming up in other words but gotta stay focused as well.
As always it was a pleasure talking to you guys (even though I do most of the talking). With our internet being fixed this week I can probably (and hopefully) soon start updating you on a more frequent level. 
Until next time... xx

Settled

 
 
Hey friendos! So it's been a week again, I can't belive I used to write here three times per day a couple of years ago. So anyways. We got the apartment and we are finally all moved in and pretty much settled. All we miss is furniture hehe, the only one we've got so far is my new Ikea bed that we took on the bus a couple of days ago, and a refirdgerator (also, on the bus). So now we can eat and sleep. Good the bed is big. Apart from the lack of furniture I LOVE our apartment. It's so BIG! Couldn't be happier about it. School has started as well and I would lie if I said I was happy about that lol. It's okay though, I feel like this year will go smoother now when I know better French.
This week we've barley had class so I've been on the look for jobs in the meanwhile. I actually got hired yesterday but they wouldn't accept me since I don't have a French social security number. Today I went on another interview where the pay is better and they accepted me wohoo! So now I have an apartment AND a job after two weeks back in Paris. Way to go! The new job is a hostess position for a hostess agency here in Paris. This means the working hours are irregular which suits me perfectly. For example, this weekend, I'll work Saturday and Sunday in an "exposition" for hair dressers. How fun? 
At the moment I'm in Forum Les Halles, a big mall in the center of Paris, using the internet in their library. That's another thing we haven't sorted in the new apartment. I just did a Spanish presentation I have next week in school (see mom, I DO study) and now I'm gonna start going home. It takes quite a while to get home actually since we now live in the south and then I mean SOUTH of Paris. I've also started getting back into my workout routine which is nice for a change. Last week I ran two times by the Seine when I still stayed at Macha's and last night I went for a cross session in Parc Monceau with a Swedish coach and some other peeps. So much fun! Will definitely do that again. Now my next mission is to sign up for a gym nearby. Probably next week since I'll work all weekend. 
Hope you all are ok, sending lots of live from Paris! xx