20 things Paris has that London should get ASAP!!!!
I have lived in London for four years now and I’ve been in an up and down friendly relationship with this city. But one day, I realised that my feelings had changed, I was in love with the city. I basically fell in love with London; with its character, its unpredictability and its own special beauty and sensitivity under the rain. However, I have and will always have an affair with my first love Paris. Just because London has a few things to acquire for me to be 100% faithful (mentioned in no particular order :)):
Number 1: More terraces! I know, you’ll say why on earth should we have plenty of terraces when we can count over one hand the number of sunny days in this country (I’ve been amazingly surprised by this summer though) we seriously need more terrace, sick of being hit & kick by bottoms and shoulders of the passersby risking an indelible wine stain!
Number 2: what a miss!!! Café/croissant culture: this is the most enjoying moment of a working day, having a double espresso with a croissant (without butter please, that is just a sin!!!!!!!!) in a Café before heading at work! A délice terribly missing in London!!!!!
Number 3: more healthy places to eat in: Mc Donald, KFC, Burger King, Super King Burger, Friend Chicken Champion, fish and chips, fish and chips and fish and chips…. I am glad that PRET is up to this level but God, I’d love to eat in more healthy places enjoying a nice and healthy fillet mignon.
Number 4: lounges and classy places which doesn’t cost a hand: I love pubs; they are affordable, full of energy and quite comfy… But where I’d be more please with a loungy romantic, dark lighting place with nice chilling music at affordable prices Nowhere to be find in London!
Number 5: Frogs and snails in more restaurants and shops: Yummy! Healthy! And full of proteins! Miam, Miam…
Number 6: vomit-free streets on Sunday mornings: OMG I have never seen so much human soups in my life… Try to have a run around 7am a Sunday morning around Oxford Circus or Picca; you’ll be surprised how colourful the pavements can be! It will turn you off from pizzas for 5 lives…
Number 7: I can’t believe that in a big city as busy as London, most of the standard night life ends at 2am ot 3am max!!!! Come on… Is it a curfew? In Paris the typical night life ends minimum around 5/6am.
Ooooops, just changed my mind for the sake of the country!!!!! This might increase the level of alcohol overdose.
Number 8: I want to eat a magret de canard at 3am in a very nice restaurant if I want to. After 10pm in London, you can’t eat a real and healthy meal but a burger in a dubious place and crying for stomach pain the following day.
Number 9: A love reality show at number 10! Just because… We love drama!
Number 10: More vintage market (Ref Marche de Clignancourt). Ok, ok… There are a few jewels in London but what is the equivalent of the 3 hectares, 2500 stands Parisian Marché de Clignancourt in London? Still to create…
Number 11: La tour Eiffel: because Elle (it) worth it !
Number 12: Real French kisses:
I am going to add a lot of enemy on my list by saying this but my dear British gentlemen, I haven’t met anyone (so far) giving me a better kiss than my worse (but not too bad after all) French kiss in Paris. Just can’t keep up!
Number 13: Le Moulin Rouge, because London needs to sexy up a bit!
Number 14: A London version of “Inna Modja” with her successful song French Cancan. Soooooo Parisian!!!
Number 15: Real fresh baguette! Sorry Tesco/Asda/Waitrose and others… You just can’t keep up!
Number 16: The Jambon/Beurre, the simplest, easiest (to make), healthiest sandwich on earth!
Number 17: Ready-to eat Chinese :
I miss those windows full of Asian food showcased like shoes… So appetising…
Number 18: Pâtes au foie gras, the healthiest fatty greasy food on earth!
Number 19: Love cadenas on Le Pont des Arts, Paris 4e
Tellement Paris, tellement romantic… We love being in love, feeling loved, demonstrate love in love….
I am not sure about this, but does London have its own city magazine? The thing I am sure of is that it’s not as popular as Le Parisien (one million copies sold daily) in Paris… We just love it! And we absolutely love their advertisements which show with humour our boldness and how we are… To read without moderation ….
Le Parisien, il vaut mieux l’avoir en journal => Le Parisien, it is better to have it as newspaper
To see without moderation ;))
Bye frog lovers xxx
Posted on September 17, 2014, in French Culture and tagged american, attitude, culture, food, french attitude, French kiss, glamour, je t’aime paris, Le Parisien, music, my little paris, opinion, paris versus London, Parisian, photo, publicité, romance#. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.