Welcome to My Crib

One of my favorite things about our apartment- the window hardware!

Almost everyone who asks me about Paris is curious about our apartment.  How big is it?  How old is it?  Is it drafty or cozy?  I totally understand this interest- I LOVE to watch House Hunters International for a peek of what it would be like to move to another country far, far away from what I know.  (Speaking of HHI, did any of you catch the recent episode in which a couple buys a 4- bedroom apartment near Parc Monceau? Whoa! It was awesome.) However, I have resisted putting this video of our apartment on here for a long time.  I think it just felt a little weird, launching our private space into cyber-space.  Also, I know that our apartment is much nicer than what most Parisians have, and I feel self-conscious about that.  Obviously, we wouldn’t live in a place like this if we were fully incorporated into the French system rather than being ex-pats on a temporary assignment.  Let it be known that I truly am grateful for every bit of this experience, and I don’t take a minute of it for granted or feel any more important or special than anyone else.  So I hope I don’t get any haters out there telling me how spoiled and out of touch I am.  S’il vous plait.

Finally, some disclaimers.

Do not watch this video if you are pregnant, could be pregnant, know anyone who is pregnant, have a heart condition, suffer from vertigo or any type of motion sickness or the heartbreak of psoriasis.  Turns out I’m not such a great videographer after all.  Some people really can’t walk and talk at the same time!  I know my commentary sounds totally lame- I should have just let the pictures speak for themselves.  Please forgive me.

So, after duly considering  all of those warnings, if you still want to watch, wipe your feet on the mat and press the arrow!


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11 responses to “Welcome to My Crib

  1. Becky

    I had wondered! Beautiful and no hating! I know you’re soaking all of this experience up! Thanks for sharing your personal space with us! 🙂

  2. Normajean Longfield

    WOW it is awesome… I am so jealous… if you ever want to swap homes for a week or two… we are just 30 minutes out side of NYC.. a 50 minute drive or train…lemme know!
    ,… I’ll come there and you can come live here in ny… You are so lucky I love reading your blog and hearing all about your life in Paris! Enjoy every delicious moment. Bon Appetite!
    Normajean ( Laura’s sister!)

  3. Dear Lord! That’s amazing. You guys are blessed. Enjoy every inch of it.

  4. Cynthia Kuhn

    Alicia had told me it was incredible, and now I see why!
    One question: was that the washer and dryer in the kitchen? Is that common?

    • Yes, laundry rooms are extremely rare. SOmetimes the machines are in a closet or somewhere, and often they are stacked and TINY. Fortunately, mine are very quiet, so I don’t mind them in there at all.

  5. Leslie

    For some reason the sound didn’t come through so I couldn’t hear your commentary, but my favorite thing has got to be those FLOORS! So yummy. I think the little iron table looks great in there too. Love how the chandelier’s shadow reflects on the wall. Everything is so beautiful.

  6. Sylvia

    I love this apartment. This made me a little nostalgic.. It was so great to see you guys this past weekend. I was delightfully surprised. I hope you enjoy your trip down South. 😉 Sylvia

  7. martyorozco

    Have I mentioned that I’m trying to find a destination to celebrate my 50th…

Hollah back y'all!

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