Lily Collins is regarded as an authority on Paris since she has been “Emily in Paris” for such a long time. As Emily Cooper, an American marketing executive on assignment in the City of Light, she has been playing for three seasons. She spends a significant portion of the year in France and is frequently consulted for advice. She’s there, though, to work.
In a phone interview she gave while waiting for an appointment in Los Angeles, she commented, “I don’t have as much free time as I wish that I had to explore.” “I appreciate the less-touristy areas, so I’m always finding new sites and asking for people’s lists.”
By riding a scooter down the Seine, often visiting Canal Saint-Martin, and getting to know the side alleys near the Clignancourt flea market, Collins, 33, has been compiling her own list. She acknowledges that the city’s most well-known attraction is still one of its greatest.
No matter how many times she has seen the Eiffel Tower, she still gets excited whenever she is in a city and looks up and sees it. Such an achievement, I say.
Last month, Netflix started streaming “Emily in Paris” season 3. Collins talked to us about hygge, Five Minute Journals, and other topics that are important to her at home, in Paris, and beyond. These are condensed versions of the dialogue.
1. Cards for greetings Cards that I’m storing for folks are kept in a box that I have. Some of them are older than ten. Knowing that they will one day turn 25 and require this card, I have certain persons in mind for whom I will purchase cards. I find it fascinating that a single piece of paper can convey so much about your feelings for a person.
Self-Portraits, second When an artist or photographer paints, doodles, or shoots a self-portrait, it’s fascinating to see how they see themselves from the inside out. Vivian Maier, a deceased photographer, is a particularly lovely example.
The Five Minute Journal 3. It provides you with simple questions to respond to and makes you aware of the various perspectives you might take on situations. You get to reflect on how you could have handled specific situations throughout the day better, what you were grateful for, what you were excited about, and what is good in your life rather than talking about the crap that happened to you that day and how you were so upset about something. Additionally, you add daily affirmations and goals on your writing. Looking back at earlier journals to realise how much you’ve changed is lovely.
Treehotel 4. The Treehotel in Swedish Lapland, which is essentially a collection of lovely tree cabins, was one of the destinations on my travel wish list that I had been hoping to see. Each tree home has a distinctive appearance, such as that of a steel dragonfly, a UFO, or a bird’s nest. On our honeymoon, my hubby reserved us one that is perched high in the trees. While there, you may experience the sense of adventure and childlike wonder that I’ve always enjoyed.
5. Word finds On flights, I’ve always had a word search book with me. It allows me to decompress mentally. They made me into a state akin to trance meditation. When I finish one, I also experience a strange sense of accomplishment.
Dried Flowers Every time we visit a farmers’ market, I always come home with some incredible dried flowers. I occasionally store them for years so I can look at various blooms and recall where I purchased them. I pack them in books and bring them back if I purchase them at a farmers’ market in another city or country. They make such lovely keepsakes.
7. “Van Go” Brett Lewis transforms vehicles including sprinters and vans into residences, shops, food trucks, and whatever else individuals desire on the Magnolia Network programme “Van Go.” It’s an intriguing method to learn about people’s needs, wants, and aesthetic preferences. It also examines what the very minimum requirements are and what can be accomplished in a location this tiny.
8. Hygge I have always loved comfortable environments, whether it be comfy socks, my grandmother’s cosy sweater, a fire in the fireplace, or participating in a game with friends or family. I felt understood when I discovered about the Danish idea of hygge. I thought, “Oh my God, someone gets me.”
Coffee 9. Everywhere I go, I search for coffee places. In a new city, they might give a sense of home and a sense of comfort. On our many journeys to Denmark, I’ve learned of a Norwegian coffee company named Tim Wendelboe. This coffee is arguably the best I’ve ever drank.
10. Monkey We occasionally plan our travels around activities we learn about in Monocle magazine. You name it, there are locales where locals congregate and honour regional craftspeople. It may also influence our next course of action. Maybe that will be the next stop if there is a location that is so interesting and has so many incredible locations to see that we weren’t aware of.
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