Wednesday, March 11, 2009

What City Should You Live In?



The other day, while bored and perusing Facebook, I decided to take the "What city should you live in?" quiz. I thought I would surely be told that I belong in New York, but my answer was Paris!
It sounds like a great match to me! Who could turn down Paris? Sure, it gets very cold in the winter, but it is the most beautiful city I have ever visited.


Let's see...I could write La Dolce Vita from a window with a nice little view.

In an apartment filled with period details like this one.

I would admire the gorgeous architecture on a daily basis...

and possibly live in a charming building like the ones pictured here.

Fabian and I would go for evening strolls along the Seine...

and we'd marvel at the city's beauty.

We would visit all of the wonderful museums many times over. My favorite is the Museé d'Orsay, though the Pablo Picasso Museum in the Marais was incredible.

We would get lost in Montmartre, but would stop at the antique shops along the way.

We would enjoy living in the most romantic city in the world...

and enjoy quiet dinners in the city's bistros and brasseries.

It would be a very good thing that we would be doing so much walking because we would eat a ton of delicious pastries...

and would probably visit Poilane on a daily basis!

Paris truly is one of my favorite cities in the world and by far the most beautiful, in my opinion. I'll tell you a little secret, though. I think I would prefer to live in Spain! If you are curious about "which city you should live in", click here to take the quiz and don't forget to share your results in the comments section of this post!

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Images via Flickr with the exception of the picture with the laptop, which came from Elle Decor and the picture of the apartment interior, which came from My Notting Hill.

24 comments:

High-Heeled Foot in the door said...

Oh fun quiz. I'm off to take it. Hopefully I'll end up in Paris with vous!

bandelle said...

Oh, your life in Paris sounds heavenly, Paloma. I could see you and Fabian living there happily. Can you show us what your life would be like in New York? I would love to live there at some point in my life, even just for a year.

Kylie

bandelle said...

Oh, your life in Paris sounds heavenly, Paloma. I could see you and Fabian living there happily. Can you show us what your life would be like in New York? I would love to live there at some point, even just for a year.

Kylie
xxx

Paloma {La Dolce Vita} said...

Kylie, I have always dreamed of living in New York, too. I don't think I could live there forever, but I'd bet it would be an amazing experience for a couple of years.

kathleen said...

Kylie-Great site! I am a new fan! I live in San Francisco and could never leave -- but I do dream of Rome and love, love ,love New York City!

Dagny @ Beautiful Living said...

Great post! I really love Paris :)

I got LA: You should live in Los Angeles. You are snarky, headstrong, and will step on toes to get where you want. It takes a certain type of confidence to make it in sunny L.A., and you may have what it takes!

I'm not sure if I agree... I wanted Paris!

Meg said...

Paloma, I got NYC...which is so funny, because Paris is by far my favorite, and if I could choose, I'd live in London, Hong Kong or San Francisco before NYC any day! I love those pics of Paris...dreamy!

Paloma {La Dolce Vita} said...

Dagny, that doesn't sound like you at all! :)

I think if I had to choose a city in the U.S., I would go for San Francisco or NYC. I always go back and forth between the two. NYC is so exciting, but SF is gorgeous and I love the Bay Area and Wine Country. It's too bad both cities are so expensive to live in!

Postcards and Coasters said...

I got Paris... funny I like the county side better. I would like to live in NY for a year but lately Montana sounds good. I wonder if this is older age setting in?

Sarah Danielle: Jeune Marie said...

I got Paris! Oh fate!!

Court said...

Great Quiz. Lucky for me I got NYC and that's where I live, but I would say Paris or Greece are a close second.

Paula said...

Hi, stumbled over your blog and right into Paris. Fab pictures. I am German, but my father is French, from Paris, 13. arrondissement. Your pics brought back memories of home. Paula

marta said...

Paloma, seguidora desde hace tiempo por fin me atrevo a postear un comentario.
Sin duda pienso que España es el mejor sitio para vivir, mi ciudad Sevila, es genial, el clima lo puede todo. Aún así siento la necesidad de escapar cada cierto tiempo a una gran ciudad. ¿Mi favorita? Creo que ahora es Londres,pero cambio de opinión cada dos por tres. Un saludo

Stephanie said...

I got Paris, too. What fun! My hubby and I spent Christmas in Paris and we LOVED it! So, living in Paris would be at the top of my list. Great quiz!

*moggit girls said...

Yes, Paris!

Actually we just blogged about this very same topic a few days ago...

http://moggit.blogspot.com/2009/03/paris-apartment.html

The photos you featured were just lovely!

Joy and Janet
xo

*moggit girls said...

p.s. just took the quiz and apparently I should live in NYC. :)

Joy

Yoli said...

I lived 5 years in Madrid and it is indeed a magical place. However, for me, the cities that call me, are NYC, Tokyo or Beijing.

Carolina Eclectic said...

Paloma, you can come visit me in New York. Apparently, I'm too moody and brooding for Paris.

Paloma {La Dolce Vita} said...
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Paloma {La Dolce Vita} said...

Stephanie, my husband and I spent Christmas of 2006 in Paris. It was so fun to see the city dressed up for the holidays. However, it was incredibly cold and almost everything was closed on Dec. 24th and 25th, but alas, we were in Paris, so we made the most of it!

Yoli, you are so lucky! I absolutely love Madrid and can't wait to go back.

Carolina, of course I would visit you in New York. I'm not surprised that was your answer. A cool city for a cool girl.

Paloma {La Dolce Vita} said...

Marta, me da muchísimo gusta que hayas decidido dejar un comentario. Me alegra que disfrutes de mi blog. Sabes, tengo muchas ganas de visitar Sevilla. Me han dicho que es una ciudad mágica. Solamente conozco a Madrid, Salamanca, Segovia, y Avila, pero me muero por conocer el sur de españa. ¡Quizás el próximo año!

Bonjour Madame said...

Just goregous. I would love to live there. You bring me back with the beautiful images. Thanks so much!

Jill said...

Hawaii!! I'm off...as soon as I can talk my husband into relocating.

Ophir Collection said...

Paris for me.. I would love to live ther for a while.
Thank you for the great posting.

Julie