My time in Paris with my family this summer was nothing short of amazing. We lived in the moment, enjoyed life’s little pleasures, and indulged in the most amazing sights, scenes and smells. And, don’t even get me started on the food!
As I wandered the city’s dynamic and historic streets, shopped in its glamorous stores, and soaked up the many facets of the city of light with my family, I always had my twin in my thoughts and my camera at the ready.
Even though I was miles and miles away from Kim, she was always on my mind. I wanted to capture anything and everything I knew she’d enjoy too. Things I knew we’d laugh about, talk about, and just relive together like so many of our joint and individual experiences over the years.
I must admit I think I inundated her with photo after photo of macarons, meringues and other patisserie delights. But, I also captured “twin” photos, which she hasn’t seen yet. Until now.
So, without further ado, for Kim – and you too – here are my twin takes in Paris… Everything from graffiti, to shoes, to brands, to masterpieces, to stores and back again.
Van Gogh’s Deux Fillettes… I think my mom dressed us like this when we were little.
Camper Twins… I love all of these shoes. They look alike, but are slightly different. Just like twins!
Twins for Peace… This Parisian shoe brand “makes cool shoes that help children.” Love their tag line – Be cool. Be good.
Graffiti Part 1… I saw this every day on our walk back to our apartment in the Marais. Mirror images…
Graffiti Part 2… I spotted this on a graffiti-filled block in Canal St. Martin. Love how it’s a bit ying/yang with opposite colors and emotions.
Jumelles… Oh the importance of an “s” – especially in French. Jumelle is twin (feminine). Jumelles is binoculars, which is more fitting for this astronomy store. But, it’s all French to me.
Soeur… A “sister” store. I’m sold!
There you have it… My twin takes in Paris. So, what do you think? Is Paris enamored with twins? Are we in vogue in the world’s most fashionable city? Or, as my husband jokingly asked me one day… Am I just obsessed? Either way, I think it’s a fitting ode to my sister, who I missed throughout my travels, and twins across the globe too.
Aimee (one half of the Double Take Twins)