Paris at Christmas – bright, beautiful and all set for the holidays

Paris is absolutely glowing at the moment and not just because of the light. There is a bright, happy cheer in the air as everyone rushes about preparing  for Christmas.

This week whilst I finished last minute errands, I encountered nothing but happy and helpful, bright and beautiful, with people looking forward to holidays, festivities, family, and all things joyful that roll around for the next two weeks. Imagine how great the world would be if we were full of Christmas spirit year round! Imagine if we stopped being unhappy about the little things that really don’t matter at the end of the day. And whilst we’re imagining, I’d like to pass every Sunday afternoon in a very comfortable spot on Avenue George 5 with this.

If you’re in Paris for the holidays:

Haven in Paris compiled a list of activities ‘Christmas in Paris – Family fun in the City of Light’

– Mary Kay shares her experience as one of the early skaters to try out the ‘Winter Wonderland at the Grand Palais’

– If you’re still looking for the perfect French gift Vicki Archer of French Essence has lists with something for everyone.

– And,  whilst we are getting ready to mix our Australian-American-French Christmas, this article has me smiling and bringing back fun memories.

Best of all, I love the excitement that Christmas brings to my two little ones…..magic at it’s best.

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  1. Tami December 21, 2012 at 8:02 pm #

    Soooo pretty! Wish I was there to celebrate with you!

    • carina December 21, 2012 at 8:31 pm #

      Me too. There’d be much fun to be had! 🙂

  2. Tara Bradford December 22, 2012 at 4:00 pm #

    Gorgeous shots, Carina! Happy holidays! Hope to see you in Paris in the new year.

    • carina December 25, 2012 at 11:17 am #

      Thank you Tara and hope you have a lovely holiday season. Hoping to see you in Paris soon.

  3. Lucent Imagery December 23, 2012 at 11:23 pm #

    So stunning! It is our dream to have a winter christmas one year. (I loved your email, will reply in the new year my friend)

    • carina December 25, 2012 at 11:19 am #

      It’s feeling very much like an Australian autumn at the moment …. winter is hiding elsewhere! 🙂

  4. Alisa December 29, 2012 at 2:05 pm #

    WOW! So incredibly gorgeous!!!

  5. Liz Thomas January 8, 2013 at 12:00 am #

    Gorgeous pictures!

    • carina January 8, 2013 at 7:51 am #

      Thank you Liz.