Come As You Are

Friday night strikes the clock, and the smell of candy and crepes fill the exit of the usual metro stop. When it fades to cigarettes across the street I know I’m not far. The lights stay off up the stairs because I know them by heart, I know this whole city by heart. I’m forty minutes late as usual, so the good news is two flights up they’re already waiting. It hardly seems natural to ring the door bell here, in a way this place belongs to all of us, as far as memories go at least. But alas someone’s silly face opens up and in you go. There are few rules here; don’t stop the music, don’t fall out the window, and when the neighbors come to the door to complain deny everything and say it’s your birthday. British, French, American, Australian, Columbian, doesn’t matter where you’re from or what you are as long as you don’t take yourself too seriously and can learn the lyrics to Call Me Maybe, you’re welcome here. Come as you are and stay as long as you like…we’ll be here till the sun comes up. 

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Bundle Maclaren LOVE headband via Boticca.

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26 Comments

  1. September 16, 2012

    You take such lovely photos. I love the song Anything Could Happen too and that headband well simply. I.want.it.

    Emily x

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  2. September 16, 2012

    beautiful beautiful! Yes i just saw the love headband in Bottica then i saw here. Look more cute and whimsy when is worn. Great photos!

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  3. September 16, 2012

    Everything’s so beautiful here!

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  5. September 16, 2012

    this is super cute… you all are :D

    http://littlemisstwiggy.blogspot.com/

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  6. September 16, 2012

    I would like to go to Paris right now!!

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  7. September 16, 2012

    I love your pictures so much ! You really make Paris look magic !

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  8. September 16, 2012

    Stunning photos! Love this!xxx

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  9. September 16, 2012

    I love this pictures! :)

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  10. September 16, 2012

    beautiful photos..!

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  11. September 16, 2012

    Hi Haleigh! Love the post, what a fantastique nuit! Will you give a photography class one day to those of us who aspire to be even a gazillionth as talented as you are with the camera? A girl can dream!

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  12. September 16, 2012

    Those shoes are so pretty! I definitely need one of those stickers…
    http://coquetin.blogspot.co.uk/ <3

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  13. September 16, 2012

    Call it fabulous, looks like a wonderful abode and wonderful friends, what fun!

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  14. September 16, 2012

    Looks like such an amazing time. Fab pics, and the food looks delish.

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  15. September 16, 2012

    so sad I wasn’t there! you all look beautiful. miss you xxxx

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  16. September 16, 2012

    lovely photos :) the headband is so cute!

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  17. Katy
    September 16, 2012

    this makes me want to dress up in beautiful clothes, make beautiful food, and drink wine with beautiful people xxx

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  18. September 16, 2012

    Can’t wait to got to Paris in end of October!:))

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  19. September 17, 2012

    Absolutely gorgeous — both the writing and the images. Making magique indeed =)

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  20. September 17, 2012

    Oh my god your blog looks like Alice in Wonderland.

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  21. September 17, 2012

    This sounds like the most magical evening!

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  22. September 18, 2012

    Beautiful picture as always :) and the shoes with bows – ah! love them. Heading to Paris in November for the first time and your blog is getting me more excited by the day…

    xo Melanie

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  23. September 18, 2012

    Your photographs are always so wonderful. I love your headband its adorable :) x

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  24. September 18, 2012

    Wow. Reading this post is almost like watching a film. I love the words, the pictures and the song. They go perfectly together!

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  25. September 22, 2012

    Love the photos, you captured some really nice moments there. Refreshing to not only see posing-photos on a blog for once.. :)

    //Juni

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  26. November 5, 2012

    awww I love these photos!! so cute!! and dreamy too :)

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