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Day 283: CDG ✈ LAX


I went from the City of Light to the City of Angels where it's 80 degrees and sunny without a cloud in sight. It's a relief from the frosty temperatures that have been sweeping through Paris. I can imagine that our bodies don't love going from 35 degree weather to 80 in a matter of 12 hours, so it'll be a miracle if I don't get sick. 

So what brings me to LA, you ask? I'm here to work on a project that Brett and I started last year (no, we're not making a movie staring us) that we really need to make progress on and while I'm here, I plan to catch up with friends and visit some of my old Hollywood haunts and dives.

My trip half way across the world went smoothly and arrived at LAX looking exactly like someone who came from Paris with my white Repetto jazz shoes, black skinny jeans, a black cashmere sweater, a printed slouchy scarf from Sandro and cat-eye glasses. All I needed was a cigarette and I would have been back on the streets of the Marais. Something about wearing black and smoking in LA seems so wrong, so I was looking forward to slipping into something lighter and brighter and slurping down an iced soy half-caf sugar-free vanilla latte from the Coffee Bean while taking a drive down Sunset to reacquaint myself with my former adopted city.

Now that the coffee buzz has worn off, I need to take a power nap on Brett's poolside lounge chair in his Melrose Place style apartment complex in West Hollywood and then we need to get cracking. I did come all this way for a reason.

LA, it's good to see you again old friend.

11 comments:

  1. I love the description of the Parisian you as you arrived. So chic. So not L.A.
    Have fun and soak up some of those la-la land rays for me please :)

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    1. I just reread it and it does sound glam. I actually have to dress nice when I travel with my mom's employee passes otherwise I won't be issued a boarding pass. Oh wait, you know that! Your mom was in the biz. So yeah you know..no open toes, no sweats, no jeans...

      Thanks for the well wishes! Stay warm Sara Louise! Watch those pipes!

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  2. Oh you! What an international woman of mystery you are!;)

    How long are you gonna be in LA?

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    1. I'll be here for a week and then need to get back for Paris Fashion Week. : )

      xo!!

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  3. Oh, you know how to write a cliffhanger! Even though I don't know what this mysterious project is, please know that I wish you well. It's sounds exciting and I'm sure that we'll hear more about it when the time is right. In the meantime, I'll just keep reminding myself that patience is a virtue.

    Enjoy lounging by the pool and the CA sunshine. It's a grey day in Paris.

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    1. You'll be one of the first to know! I promise! : )

      Sadly, this isn't a poolside visit. Good thing...my body isn't ready! I need some more Antoine class before I feel ready to wear something itty bitty, ESPECIALLY in LA where the girls are so tiny!!

      I just passed on out (in my clothes) on the lawn chair to take the edge off of the long trip.

      I miss Paris life already! As you can see I'm on Paris time! xo to you MK!

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  4. Very glam! Good luck in LA!

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  5. Hello Ella! Its Ginger :) I love how you use fashion to illustrate the diff between Paris and LALA land. Im actually iin LA with Freddie this weekend! Any chance I can take you to dinner this evening at our hotel while Freddie heads to the lakers game?

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  6. "going from 35 degree weather to 80 in a matter of 12 hours, (...)a miracle if I don't get sick."

    oh la pauvre petite...

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  7. You're back out West! Enjoy! Oh to be sipping half soy/cream/skim/a pinch of sugar/tall but not too tall macchiato coffee lattes! And in the Cali sun for that matter. Hope it all goes well w/ Brett and can't wait to hear about it when you get back. Maybe over fluorescent green drinks?? Go get 'em!

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