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Bonjour + Happy Weekend

We made it! We’ve been settling into our apartment in Montemarte this week and have started exploring the neighborhood. My first impressions this time around: It’s cold, everything is charming, and banana nutella crepes are so good. This week we’ve been doing boring things like getting bank accounts, cell phones, and metro passes. We even started looking for apartments. We have a few good leads so I’m feeling hopeful. Once that is off our plate I’ll feel like I can enjoy everything more. Have a happy weekend! I’ll be back next week with more reports. A special thanks to all my guest bloggers! (ps: Babble links below.)

I also write for Babble.com. Here are my posts this week.

New bedding from West Elm! (Stripes!)
Sale at Olive Juice (My favorite Kids Store.)
The raddest Etsy find this week. (And so cheap!)
My favorite shoes for crawlers are on super sale.

  1. Victoria

    February 4, 2011

    How exciting. Welcome to Europe! You should try out the amazing African Hotchocolate at Angelina's – that will warm you up!

  2. jodi

    February 4, 2011

    so very, very exciting!

  3. Christine

    February 4, 2011

    Big congrats on your big move! Not a bad place to live:) I know how hard it was for me to move to Europe–I can't imagine doing it with two kids. How very exciting!

  4. The Maltese Kat

    February 4, 2011

    Congrats! Can't wait to hear of your exciting adventures in Paris.

  5. Erika Peterson

    February 4, 2011

    What an amazing experience! It's so refreshing to see someone follow their dream!

  6. Busy as a Bee in Paris

    February 4, 2011

    So excited for your French adventure. Can't wait to read about it!

  7. Di

    February 4, 2011

    Glad you've arrived safely. I look forward to the reports from Paris and I hope you find a nice apartment.

    Oh – and it'll get warmer – just think Springtime in Paris.

  8. amanda abby

    February 4, 2011

    How exciting!!! Love the picture ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. Funnelcloud Rachel

    February 4, 2011

    Looks fabulous! Can't wait to read about your adventures! Oh, how I long for a crepe!

  10. stephanie

    February 4, 2011

    i might be potentially moving with my husband to a foreign country , and honestly am a bit scared (but excited). would you be willing to talk (email) about the process with me?

  11. Mirella

    February 4, 2011

    Great picture! I'm loving reading along on your big adventure(s). All the best for the year ahead! x

  12. KREW

    February 4, 2011

    Ooooooo! So exciting. My husband and I rented a flat for a week on Montmartre, just below Sacre Coeur. It made for a breathtaking night light out our window! Even if you don't end up renting there, make sure you take it all in. It was lovely.

  13. Monica from Hola!design

    February 4, 2011

    hi! I'm new to your blog! why did you move to paris? good luck!!!

  14. chelsea

    February 4, 2011

    yay! i love montmartre. such a charming neighborhood.

  15. communikate.

    February 4, 2011

    i'm totally going to be living vicariously through you for the next year.

    thanks for sharing this part of your life with us!

  16. robin k

    February 4, 2011

    Love that picture, Jordan. Sounds like everything is good – that is so wonderful.

  17. Marivic

    February 4, 2011

    Jordan–congrats on the move and will eagerly follow your discoveries as well as all the helpful suggestions that come out in the comments area.

    I'm also eagerly following your sister, Design Mom. What a fabulous shared experience to have a sisters!

  18. A.S.

    February 5, 2011

    Having so much fun vicariously already!

  19. kate harrison

    February 5, 2011

    so glad to hear you are settling in nicely & in such a fun location. even the mundane errands are a thrill in paris. …mmm, nutella. ๐Ÿ™‚

  20. TN

    February 5, 2011

    GREAT! Glad you made it safe and sound. Montematre is so Parisian (well what we Americans like to picture it as). Not really a family area. I hope you settle in and find an appartment soon. Most Americans settle in the 7eme or 6eme. We chose the 3eme (Le Marais) it's more Bohemian.

  21. Sherman Unkefer

    February 6, 2011

    Congratulations to you! I can't wait to hear your stories in Europe.

  22. Julie

    February 6, 2011

    Living abroad is such a great experience. Difficult at moments but very enjoyable. Enjoy it!

  23. Sarah @ Knit York City

    February 6, 2011

    What a great photo. Montmartre is probably the most charming place in the world.

  24. Vanessa Reksodipoetro

    February 6, 2011

    I cannot start to imagine how amazing your adventure will be! I so envy you and wish you all the best in Paris. I lived there for 5 years and can't seem to forget/stop wanting to go back ๐Ÿ™‚

  25. Miss Rubio

    February 7, 2011

    I just came across your blog and LOVE it..and OMG your in Paris!!!I've obsessing over Paris lately and am hoping to go back this year. Had to do an itty bitty post about your blog on my itty bitty blog. Look forward to reading more about your adventure in Paris.
    http://velvetmoss.blogspot.com/2011/02/blogger-crushoh-happy-day.html

  26. jaclyn

    February 7, 2011

    congrats on your move to Paris! i can't wait to hear more of your adventures of settling in to your new city! also, adorable picture!

    http://www.thelateafternoon.com

  27. jonahliza

    February 7, 2011

    i'm glad to hear your move from the bay to paris is doing good. as soon as you said montemarte, i couldn't help but think of amelie. hehe. have a nice week <3 hearts

  28. Noemie

    February 7, 2011

    Thank you because you brought here the California's sunshine !!!! ๐Ÿ™‚
    Get out the grey, welcome the blue !

  29. Merci Paris

    February 7, 2011

    I love the photo. Bienvenue! How wonderful it is to move at the same time as your sister. I was lucky enough to move to Paris at the same time as my best friend by total coincidence. It made exploring the city so much fun in the beginning. Now I have kids and I get to do it with them too.

  30. wepurpose

    February 8, 2011

    Ah Basillica Sacre Coeur! My favorite Cathedral in the whole world. You are so lucky to be in Paris. Enjoy!

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