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Museé Yves Saint Laurent, Paris

March 4, 2018

To know fashion is to know it’s history, and by history I mean learn about what led the designer to that moment in time, to that collection. It’s easy to sit front row and critique creativity; more often than not spew an opinion based on how well the hospitality bar is stocked. Not cool.

I visited the Musée Yves Saint Laurent in Paris on Tuesday afternoon with no expectations. I often pride myself on getting to know designers beforehand which allows me to formulate opinions of their collections after the show. This visit was different as I’d not done much research on the history of YSL.

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Lunch at Les Deux Magots, Saint-Germain des Prés

March 1, 2018

Day two saw me nestled at the uber chic Les Deux Magots in Saint-Germain des Prés, two blocks from ‘my apartment’.

Being served by a polite, hot as hell waiter, who bore a striking resemblance to Ewan McGregor, dissipated all the pain and frustration I’d experienced in getting to Paris. (Read my two previous posts here and here.)

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My apartment in Saint-Germain des Prés, Paris.

Let’s start by clearing up that ever-so-slightly misleading headline. I do not own an apartment in Saint-Germain des Prés. It’s on my bucket list though but for now, I’ll happily rent via Airbnb while on holiday. Got it?

Had you read my previous post here, you’d have learned that I arrived in Paris on Monday afternoon. My conman taxi driver had deposited me safely, and a few hundred euros lighter, at No. 11 Rue xyz; the address on my booking receipt.

Far too easy!

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Get me to Paris Fashion Week!

February 28, 2018

On Monday morning, as I settled into a taxi at Charles De Gaulle Airport in France, I received a text message from Capago Visa Application Centre in Cape Town confirming my visa was ready for collection. Odd! Since that’s the same document which got me onto an AirFrance flight and through border control in the first place.

Well, if you want to hear a story of note on how I broke the system, switch off your phone, make a cup of tea and pull up a chair. This is a good one.

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5 Things I Learned This Week

January 14, 2018

It’s been 731 days since I’ve had a break. Yes, you read correctly. Two years and 4 weeks have gone by since I was physically separated from my computer. I haven’t had a weekend away or even a day trip to rest and heal my soul. Its been go, go and go some more. With a job in Social Media, it’s easy to log onto a device and start working from the minute you open your eyes and I do that.

Technology also accommodates communication at any hour of the day. I receive queries, messages or calls from 7:00 am until 10 at night. It’s insane and I’ve allowed it. Well, no more. I’ve been sucked dry and have nothing more to give. So here’s what I learned this week.

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