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pretavoyager Some people go out on Friday nights. Me, I just can't wait to SLEEP! #paris75002 #petitcolbert 45min
  •   kislanykim me, I got a call from the Monoprix delivery guy while I was still sitting in my office , saying, "Lady I'm here at your door with your stuff." Oops #merde 42min
  •   elodierambaud Big swim session tomorrow ! @pretavoyager 40min

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pretavoyager C'était trop bon. Soba avec @elodierambaud. This meal made me SO excited for my Japan trip! A bit of a splurge for lunch but loved every bite. #paris75001 #JapanInParis 7h
  •   jaminidesign My fave Japanese place in town! 7h
  •   ferry_v Wow! 7h
  •   pretavoyager @jaminidesign one of the best meals I've had in a long time. Made a good choice too b/c I ordered exactly what the 2 Japanese women next to me did Super yum! Simple. No hype. Unpretentious. No crowds. Loved it. 7h
  •   radicatextiles How soon until your trip Anne? 5h
  •   pretavoyager @radicatextiles 19th! Have my tix but that is all. Zero time to plan these days! 2h

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pretavoyager I've hardly stopped moving all week. Taking a moment with 'les fleurs' chez @mercishopparis during today's @Vayable #ParisDesignTour. #paris75003 1d

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pretavoyager The great INDIGO expo is inside this beautiful library! #BibliothequeForney #paris75004 1d

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pretavoyager Adored the #INDIGOexpo at #BibliothequeForney! Beautiful installation and enjoyed the cross-cultural aspect of color, patterns and textiles. The poster rocks too! Note that it doesn't open until 1pm and closed Sun and Mon. #paris75004 1d

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pretavoyager The 1st time I left the Préfecture I didn't even look up. The 2nd time I did and was incredibly thankful. #talesofbureaucracy #paris75004 #renewedforanotheryear 2d

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pretavoyager After a major case of déjà vu, having to leave the Préfecture de Police to get more documents, attempting to find said docs online to print (mille mercis @lacuisineparis for being great friends and letting me take over a computer), but having to go home because I couldn't find what I needed, then climbed my 7 flights and realized my printer was out of ink, so made a big mess but found my back-up, printed what I needed (sort of), tried to call URSSAF to email me a document, to which they replied that they will mail it to me within 10 days, but I printed screenshots of my "cotisations" instead (it worked). So then I returned to where I started. I told the security woman "rebonjour" and we had a good laugh as she recognized me from my bright green coat. Back in my renewal office I was able to go straight back to the same woman who sent me for more papers. I was nervous. I'd printed more documents than I needed, and then she gave some back. I told her she could have them, they were "un cadeau" (a gift) to which she laughed too. I DID IT! Well, for 1 more year. The little moments went s long way. The sound of my récipissé (temp paper until I pay and pick up my card) was like music to my ears! My sanity is so relieved that it's over for this year. Task completed: 11:55am (just before their lunch break!!) #paris75004 #talesofbureaucracy p.s. The Préfecture is just above/outside Cité metro. Lots of tourists walking to Notre Dame while I was in my bureaucratic jungle. 2d
  •   labellecrush Dont I know that #talesofbureaucracy well! Well done! 2d
  •   schugdog Wow! 2d
  •   leelacyd Hooray Anne 2d
  •   valerinlopez Wonderful job keeping your humor and getting them to laugh through all that. Congrats on another year! 2d
  •   julescherie Congratulations! 2d
  •   urbanhikersf When I lived in Paris, you had to supply an X-ray of your lungs for your carte de séjour application. Not kidding! Is that still the case? 2d
  •   peasley1021 I had to do that too @urbanhikersf ! So weird. Gotta love those frenchies. 2d
  •   pretavoyager @urbanhikersf @peasley1021 the chest x-Rays happen when you get your 1st carte de séjour (at the OFII office). Now they do them digitally so you no longer get to keep the souvenir. Wrote an article on my blog back in 2009 about that experience. 2d

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pretavoyager Not an attempt to be like Amélie. Photo in honor of my least favorite day of the year when I renew my French carte de séjour (today). It never seems to get easier. (Last year they seriously took a highlighter to all my bank statements to make sure I paid all my French social charges! And I still was missing a document - not on the list - and had to go back). Typically every year my official photos (no smiles allowed!) have gotten uglier and uglier, but I have to admit this year I quite like my picture, so hopefully that's s good omen. (I chopped 12" of my hair and love it - so liberating!). Send good vibes for my Préfecture appointment! It starts at 8:45am and I'm predicting at least 2 hours, and hoping not to beat my 4+ record. I'm sure I'll have commentary to share on Twitter, so follow me there. SO looking forward for this feeling of a pit of anxiety to be over! #paris75004 3d
  •   regard Every year!! 2d
  •   daresie Sounds like a pain, but those are pretty cute pics! I always think I should be deported based on the creepiness if my immigration photos. I always look like a brothel owner ;) good luck! 2d
  •   curioussophia Hope it goes well! Lovely pics at least!! Haha x 2d
  •   trailofcrumbs Yikes... I also seem to miss one document ( not on the list!). Ack! Good luck! 2d
  •   a50lbwardrobe Do not envy you! But super cute pictures!!!! 2d
  •   laurentbourscheidt Good luck! 2d
  •   laalicia8 Sending you good thoughts!! And I love the movie Amelie 2d
  •   pjla Bonne chance! 2d

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pretavoyager Brainstorming session for @rueamandine tonight. Met lots of great people including Marie-France, creator of @mercishopparis. While everyone talks about #Merci as a concept store, I love that there's a charitable aspect to it. She has since sold the shop but the spirit stays the same, and Marie-France continues to work with the 5 schools in Madagascar that they've established with the proceeds from the sales (which continues to this day). Interesting to think about a design twist to a "charity business." I have to add I've loved all my interactions recently with "people of a certain age" - it's really refreshing and much richer than the surface that is brushed on the Internet. Hungry to learn more. #paris75006 p.s. We all had to draw ourselves as a super hero. 3d

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pretavoyager Ephemeral art of @jcdecastelbajac. #paris75002 Fun to spot around town. 3d
  •   kpanda I've been seeing this! Now I know what it is :) 3d
  •   paris_cherie He's been in my street! Must post it. Such a dream. 3d
  •   erinohara I miss paris so much already. The street art was so inspiring! 3d

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pretavoyager There are so many new places in Paris, I've been making a point to visit the old ones. #AtelierLulli in Passage du Bourg l'Abbé celebrates 50 years in business this year and is the only woodworking shop in central Paris. Ivan Lulli (pictured here) learned the trade from his father. He is a true artisan (cabinets, custom furniture, sculpture, parquet) and vividly passionate about his work, so much so he even writes poems about his work, which are lovely. He also thinks travel is important for inspiration and brings back small pieces of wood as a memento. He just got back from Cambodia! ... I'm always surprised so many people start projects from scratch rather than learning and taking over from the masters. They are some of the nicest, most inspiring people I've meet in Paris and so open to chatting and sharing their work. #paris75002 4d
  •   weelingsoh This is brilliant - especially the part on learning from the masters vs. starting new projects. My sentiments exactly ! 4d
  •   kislanykim it's also that you bring out the best and make them WANT to be welcoming! 4d
  •   colourliving 4d
  •   pretavoyager @kislanykim after so many underwhelming experiences in shops over the years, it's like night and day. These guys have a reason to be passionate. Speaking of which, must go order my eggs from Roger at Rarissime tomorrow, the magical little antique shop on St. Roch. 4d
  •   kissima.diabate.9 Wao mai tu a du boulo mon vieu 3d
  •   lundimardiparis Je passe souvent par ce passage, je n'ai jamais osé photographier le menuisier @pretavoyager 3d

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pretavoyager Loved this morning's @Vayable Design Tour. Today's guest was a Japanese PhD student living in London who is researching service innovation for travelers. I meet the coolest people through giving my tours! Great conversation. First stop is always @mercishopparis (new installation for Fashion Week, which kicks off tomorrow). @paris75003 #Vayable #ParisDesignTour 4d
  •   sfpconcierge Ooh! Kinda creepy Merci installation. Looks a bit ghost-ish! 4d
  •   studioaiutodesign Wish I could be there! Today's guest sounds so intriguing. I just saw a documentary on an mind-blowing Japanese hotel concierge who studied in the EU also. Is there any info online for the person you saw today? 4d
  •   mrrrty @ramsg sigh 4d
  •   pretavoyager @studioaiutodesign no, she's more of a researcher and not into social media. 4d
  •   alannaharbeck I'm keeping my fingers crossed that you'll be available when we visit this summer! 4d
  •   mark.podzigun prikolno 4d
  •   vayable 4d
  •   elvayetni80 keren..... 2d

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pretavoyager They have eyes for each other. #paris75011 4d

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pretavoyager Weekend brocante at Richard-Lenoir/Oberkampf has me dreaming of the day I own my own place. #paris75011 5d
  •   kasia_dietz Love these brocantes! Yes, decorating is such fun in Paris. 5d
  •   maryhandweaver Wish I was there to wander 5d

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pretavoyager Adore these beret-wearing chou. Picking up dessert for today's brunch. @popeliniofficiel #Popelini #paris75003 #chou 5d

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pretavoyager Morning chai at @cafeloustic while chatting with Channa (owner) about Japan. Getting SO excited for my trip at the end of the month!! Still haven't planned anything but this morning's tips were super helpful. In person chats are way more fun than Internet research. Then 4 other customers chimed in and I stayed 2.5+hrs #paris75003 #Loustic 5d
  •   laurenloubate Sounds like the best morning!! 5d
  •   pretavoyager @laurenloubate talking to strangers in Paris and about a trip I'm dreaming of and don't have time to plan = Epic! Just sat there. Almost left multiple times, but just kept getting better and better 5d
  •   nic_howell I'll be there in one month! 5d
  •   lindseybuck Those are the best kind of moments! 5d
  •   eneriyma Hehe, crowd sourced travel tips. ️Hands down my favorite coffee shop anywhere in the world. 5d
  •   fabdestinbrenna In going to Japan in April too! I can't wait to get recs from you 5d
  •   sarazine2508 Follow @monic116 and you llknow where to go for food 5d
  •   etincellestudio @pretavoyager An email abt Japan will go your way soon / just need to add a few details 4d

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pretavoyager Spending more time in #paris75016 as I venture to swimming pools on that side of the city. 6d

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pretavoyager I may have found Picasso, but I have yet to visit the newly reopened museum. #paris75004 6d

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pretavoyager Today's sky makes me very happy. So does the view from @parsonsparis. #paris75001 #parsonsparis 1w
  •   alicepotter I moved to Saint Cloud just outside Paris in the west 5 weeks ago. That's a very pretty place :) 1w
  •   wingnut817 This is an incredible shot!! 1w
  •   tieredeker I think everyone in Paris is happy to finally see the sun! 1w
  •   nicholerobertson Love! 1w
  •   clay_walsh Things are coming up roses 1w
  •   feroniasfrolic Indeed! 1w
  •   hellopoe Hi Anne! I know we've not met, the lovely Hannah from Instagram has mentioned your name to me ️ I'm heading to Paris tomorrow and will be there til Wednesday, and I'd love to meet some locals and shoot around the city. I was wondering if you might like to meet for a coffee and wander a bit?! My email is hello@adriennepitts.com if you'd like to meet up! 6d
  •   pretavoyager @hellopoe check your inbox 6d

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pretavoyager This expo may be over but I've been tagging my Instagram archives with #ArtOfTravelPoster as a resource for my new @skillshare class! http://skl.sh/travelposter 1w

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