LM Book Club #2

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“Hello. It’s Me”.

I think, this is how I should probably start this post as it’s been a while since the last time that I updated my blog. Nevertheless, I’m back with the 2nd part of LM Book Club.

This time I have a special fashion book to write about. It’s “How To Be Parisian Wherever You Are”. Some of you either have already read it or have definitely heard of it before. But as I promised myself to share books worth reading here, on my blog, I couldn’t help but write about this book as well.

When I say that this book is such a great source of inspiration, trust me, I really mean it. If you have always admired the style of Parisian ladies or just Paris in general (just like me), then this book will 100 % become one of your favorite ones. Of course, you shouldn’t expect anything more than self-irony from cool-ass stylish French women, but they are so good with explaining all the details of French style, and lifestyle in general, through this ironic way of writing, that you will have the time of your life while reading it. Not to mention the visual part of the book – all the pictures there are just MAGNIFIQUE .

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Hope that now you will finally decide to grab your copy of “How To Be Parisian Wherever You Are”. Because after doing so, you’ll get that sense of French style, that will guide you in this crazy world of fast-changing fashion trends.

Love, Leila.

5 Places To Eat In Paris

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As some of you, guys, may remember last fall I went to Paris. I already wrote about it on my blog, I even have a travel vlog on my YouTube Channel, but what I did forget to do though is to write a post with top 5 places to eat in Paris. And as we all know it’s better late than never, let’s begin!

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Restaurant L’Avenue. 

Hands down, this place is a must visit for every fashionista going to Paris. The neighborhood of the restaurant is all chic and glam, which gives you an indescribable feeling of French aura. And of course food! Can you see how this photo from my instagram is basically an #aestheticgoals?

Angelina.

Ever since I saw a photo of Angelina tea salon on the internet (was it tumblr or maybe instagram, hard to tell now) I knew that when I will go to Paris I will visit it for sure. And I did. It was such a classy high tea date with my friend. Starting with choosing delicious cakes ending with finally trying it after a long day in Versailles, what could be better than that?

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Laduree.

Going to Paris without visiting famous Laduree? No way! Of course, it was a must for me, and as it was my first trip to Paris, I was so excited to go there finally. Frankly, I adore how there are so many classy places in Paris that have their own traditional way of serving food (or even just a tea), that truly makes you see Paris without filters.

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CUP – Cuisine Urbaine Parisienne. 

We found this cafe at the airport, and as we were pretty hAngry, we didn’t care to much where to eat as long as we could finally eat. But this cafe was so good and so stylish, which is quite unusual for the cafes in the airports, right? Nevertheless, if I could ever go there again, I would definitely do that.

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PAUL.

I know that you can find PAUL bakeries almost everywhere now, Almaty, Baku, Prague, you name it, but still I thought that while in Paris I had to check if it was different from the other PAUL cafes that I’d been to. Nope, not really, but who cares. As I am such a fan of PAUL bakeries I was glad to have a breakfast in a very familiar environment.

It Took a Long Time to Find My Voice

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(H&M coat, H&M scarf, ZARA over the knee boots, Stradivarius bag, Stradivarius sweater)

I’ve noticed that I don’t feel myself miserable anymore, as I did for quite a while, ever since I graduated high school. I think, for so long I was trying to understand myself, to find a way, to make my life more interesting and then at one point I stopped. I stopped because I knew who I was. I was on my way, walking towards my goals and gracefully achieving them. I was living an interesting life, not because of something or for someone, but simply because I enjoyed every single second of it. Understanding that this is the moment that will never happen again and that was the beauty of it. I didn’t even notice all of these changes before I finally felt that I am a different person now. I can even tell that when I started changing and becoming a new person that I am today, I was scared. I was scared of the power and strength I felt inside. I was scared of the potential I have and the mindset that is free and limitless in understanding the meaning of life and in shaping my own beliefs.

There are still some questions in my head waiting to be answered, but after all those years when I felt lost and misguided, I can honestly say, I don’t feel that emptiness inside anymore. And if you’ve ever been there, if you have ever felt that way, then you know how hella good it feels to finally leave your misery behind.

But if you don’t know this feeling of relief yet, if you still have to find out who You Are, there’s only one thing I may say: don’t stop, my love. It’s totally worth it.