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Follow me on twitter!

Hi guys! I’m so busy with school that I don’t always have the time to blog everyday. But, you can also follow me on Twitter, there I’ll post upcoming events, share my photographs and other Paris stuff as much as possible.

The new World of Paris website is still in the making, but we’re almost ready. It will have a brand new lay-out, online webshop, clear overview of all the subjects and photographs and also lot’s of new information!

If you have questions or things you would like to see on the new website, please contact me at: worldofparis@gmail.com, or at Twitter @myworldofparis or leave a message below!

Hope to see you around!
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Paris Photo Fair, Grand Palais.

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I‘ve noticed that I have a lot of followers who are into photography and into Paris as well. So, good news for them because this weekend is the 18th edition of the Paris Photo Fair! The fair takes place on a beautiful location, namely the Grand Palais located in the 8th district of Paris. That’s nearby the Champs-Élysées so don’t forget to visit the Christmas market.

The fair is a great opportunity to discover new artists and meet new people who have the same interests as you do. You can walk there for hours because 169 galleries will expose their best works! I’m a bit sad that I couldn’t be there this weekend, because I would like to admire the work of one of my favorite artists: Shirley Wegner. She is mostly known for her large-scale photographs of landscapes that she creates by herself. For me are the big explosions the most impressing, but she has also amazing art pieces of paper. The rest of the artists of the Paris Photo Fair can be found by using this link.

This fair is only from the 13th till the 16th of November and a ticket costs €30,00. If you want to take a closer look at all the photographs, you have to visit Paris this weekend ;) Check out their website for more information or to buy your tickets online.

Sweet dreams everyone or a really good morning ♥

Tell me the stories if you have been there or to share your favorite artists!

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Christmas markets, Paris.

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Wow, it feels like yesterday that I told you my Christmas ball story, but it’s really almost a year ago! Time flies so fast this year. Well, according to my friends, I say that every year but, this year is truly different ;) Even though I had to work a lot and started a new study, I tried to visit Paris as much as possible. When I had left Paris in December, I came back in April, followed by a trip in August and now I go again in December to enjoy a bit of the Christmas atmosphere. Unfortunately, I can’t stay for long, but I’m busy with planning a new trip for the beginning of 2015 (that sounds so far away!)

Right, I was talking about the Christmas atmosphere because today (14/11/14) starts the Christmas market at the Champs-Elysées! Which is good news because that means the rest will follow! At the Christmas market at the Champs-Elysées are a lot of fun things to do and to buy and the Ferris wheel (Grande Roue) at the end is really a picture perfect. If you want to save some money, don’t take it with you because it’s hard to keep it in your wallet.

As I just said, the rest of the Christmas markets will follow, here are some important places and dates:
(For more information you can go to the official site of the Christmas markets in Paris for opening hours etc.)

15/11 – Christmas market St-Germain-des-Prés.
20/11 – Christmas market La Défense.
06/12 – Christmas market Montmartre.
12/12 – Christmas market  Notre-Dame
13/12 – Christmas market Trocadéro/Eiffel Tower.

Besides this list of Christmas markets there are a lot of other places to find, hidden between the other Christmas craziness of Paris!

If you go to Paris these days, I wish you a lot of fun and hope you will share your Christmas experiences with me when you’re back :)
Sweet dreams everyone or a really good morning ♥

Here are some pictures of last year, to get into the Christmas mood.

 

 

 

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In honor of Halloween, Au Clown de la Republique.

4-Parijs April 20146Halloween, the only party in the year where I don’t have to do my best to find a costume. Luckily for the world, not everyone has that advantage and that’s the reason why amazing stores like ‘Au Clown de la Republique’ still exist!

If you’re hanging around in Paris and you want to score a cool (Halloween) costume, go to ‘Au Clown de la Republique’. It’s located in the area of Republique and fans of the movie Amelié will instantly recognize it. It’s one of the many film locations in Paris (looking for more Amélie locations, click here). 

It’s a great store and if you’re planning not to spent any money there, you’ll have a hard time. They have so much original stuff, you always will find something you (don’t) need. I can still hear myself think ”I really need those Pom-Poms in case my cat want to be a cheerleader”. Crazy enough that didn’t happen yet, but I make grateful use of them when no one is looking. Someone should use them, right?  

Alright people, adventure time:
160 Avenue Ledru Rollin
75011 Paris
http://www.auclowndeparis.fr/ 

Have a happy Halloween weekend, sweet dreams everyone or a really good morning ♥

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How to create a creative application letter?

1-DSC_0015Do you know those days when you want to be a bit against the grain? It’s not that I like London more than Paris today, but I just want to write something different . No bakeries, bookstores or facts about the Parisian subway, today I’ll give you a lesson in how to create a creative application letter :)

With all the choices these days, it’s hard to figure out what job you want or which direction you want to go to. Did you finally find your dream job, you have to make an application letter to get that precious job interview!

Yay, the application letter… That’s the point where most people are getting insecure. How to stand out between all the hundreds of other applicants? One word: creativity. Just think out of your comfort zone and create something different than a letter typed in Word (Ariel, font size 10) Self expression, motivation and personal touches… it’s all in your following application!

Where to start? Many companies do their application process online, what makes it even harder to create a creative application letter. It always works the same way: application letter in the mail and the curriculum vitae in the Annex. How boring?!

Have you every thought about making a whole website as an application letter? You can make a video on the homepage to show your motivation, write a blog post about the skills you have and show them with your online portfolio the experience you already have. Nothing is too crazy as you keep it in one style. Make sure you don’t make your stories too wordy and keep the website clean. Use websites as WordPress, Tumblr or Blogspot to get a free user friendly website! To make your application website even more interesting, show them why belong in their team. Let people leave a positive comment behind. Think of previous bosses or former teachers (only recommended if you’ve been a really good boy or girl!) 

If you’re not that good with websites (or computers ;), use your hands. Find some things that you find interesting and get started! Before I knew that I was going to college this year, I made ​​an application for the company My Little Paris. It was my biggest dream (and still is) to work there for a while. I’m not French, don’t live in Paris, and yet I wanted to work there and compete with those who stood 10 strokes before me. I’ve done my best to create something unique and it worked. I’ve got their attention and interest… ‘unfortunately’ I went to college and eventually the whole application ended in nothing. But it was worth it because I learned to think out-of-the-box and I now have a good example to help others ;)

Never forget to use your own imagination, you have more creativity than you think!

Sweet dreams everyone or a really good morning ♥

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Temps de cuisson à E.Dehillerin, Paris

E.DehillerinI promised you on my twitter that I would write 2 different articles today, so here we go!

I was scrolling through my pictures when I remembered this lovely cook-store in the middle of Paris. It’s a well known fact that food and cooking belong to the French people, but I guess not only the French people love to cook, but maybe you as well?

If you’re looking for nice restaurants, fresh food or cookware, you have to go to the area of Les Halles. Earlier there were covered market places here, but now it’s full with cook-stores and more! (If you want to read more about the history of the covered market places, click here).

So, back to E.Dehillerin. The store has a unique look with big yellow letters on top. The windows are full with interesting stuff, but most of all I liked the variety of the products and the friendly staff. Last week someone asked me where to buy original souvenirs in Paris..well here you are! Every cook- and Paris lover would love to receive a pretty cookbook brought from Paris.

One last tip: always use your own mind. If you don’t need that copper pan of €180,-…don’t buy it! Sometimes the staff is a little too excited ;)

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Here is the address:
18-20 rue Coquillière
Paris

Tell me what do you think of this special place?