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PARIS WOULD NOT BE PARIS WITHOUT ITS CAFÉS
The symbol of Europe is the Eiffel Tower, the symbol of France is the croissant and the undisputed symbol of Paris is its cafés. Such is this image in our heads that around the world, any little café that has a good atmosphere makes us dream that we are in the capital of lights and love. The terrace is the outdoor cafe, it welcomes us. There is a whole ritual when it comes to sitting, ordering, looking and being. There is a whole language of furniture, lights, glass partitions. We welcome you, sit down and order what you like from the menu, we invite you.
"THERE ARE ONLY TWO PLACES IN THE WORLD WHERE WE CAN LIVE HAPPY, AT HOME & IN PARIS"
THE ARTIST'S CIRCLE
This week we open in Living For Breakfast our first virtual cafe, to talk about "The artist's way" by Julia Cameron. It is a book that we already talked about LINK and that has changed the lives of many people (you don't need to be an artist) and I hope it inspires you a lot.
Julia explains that it is good to make groups where we encourage each other and give each other advice. These groups cannot be guided by anyone, only by the group itself. As we live in an era of virtual relationships (and I recognize that in my day to day environment it is difficult for me to find a group to share this with) I thought that Living For Breakfast could be our virtual cafe where we can meet.
This is the dynamic:
1. Each week you read a chapter of the book and do the exercises.
2. The week starts and ends on the same day. For example: you start on Sunday and finish the following Sunday.
3. You can share your doubts and tips during the week in the @livingforbreakfast stories to inspire others.
4. In @livingforbreakfast and in this magazine we will publish tips and information that inspire us.
This week on @livingforbreakfast we'll be digging into cute notebooks and journals.
And remember, if you don't feel like reading the book or doing the exercises don't worry, this is a totally free group, come and have a coffee and croissant whenever you feel like it and share with us this beautiful virtual table.
DON'T MISS IT!
IN A ROW
The chairs are placed in a row to have your companion next to you and to be able to comment on what you see, with your back against the wall or the glass. The terraces of Paris are made to see and also to be seen. Perhaps it is also for space but it is certainly for commenting. In front of you the city opens like a great theater, the show is served.
THE ONLY PLACE TO BE GENUINELY PARISIAN
Sitting on a terrace is pure urban attitude. When we look at photos of the past, from the 19th century, we see that it is not so different to be in a cafe, we have not evolved so much. Paris being the fashion capital of the world, it couldn't have been out of place to use its cafes for fashion editorials. Traveling through time we see how the clothes change, the photographic aesthetics, but the attitudes and the same terrace remain the same to the point that we do not know if it is a tribute or a coincidence. So much so that it is difficult to know which photos were taken by chance and which were pure aesthetic pose to show off a garment. On the terraces of Parisian cafés posing and being is the same thing.
HANG SOMETHING ON THE WALL THAT SWEETENS YOUR LIFE
The most famous painting in the world received a cake. In our imagination Mona Lisa skips her diet to enjoy it.
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Another arty partners? LINK
"But, if it is the same Paris being Paris for so many years, what could offer this city as new? Why people keeps coming back four times at year? Why is it so attractive? The answer is so easy. Paris offers as new "itself", in some way as fashion does. Maybe this is why they made such a beautiful tandem, you can't separate the concept of fashion from Paris as you can't separate Paris itself from its cafes"
"PARIS MONDE DE MODE". Living For Breakfast (2017). Read it HERE . This editorial gives name to our fashion editorial section & we visited for the first time this illustrated café façade. In this fashion editorial we see the designs from:
PARIS MEANS CAFÉ, CAFÉ MEANS FASHION
For its lookbook of the RESORT 22 collection, Valentino has come to the heart of Le Marais to photograph its designs in one of the most mythical terraces among the protagonists of the fashion world: Le Progrès, 1 rue de Bretagne 75003 Paris. This cafe is on a corner at a crossroads of several streets, exponentially increasing the spectacle to see both moving in the street and sitting on the rotin chairs.
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