Happy 2nd Anniversary, Will & Kate!

I just love the Royal Couple.

I just watched an interview before they got married, and they seem so happy together. Will looks to be such a sweet guy, and Kate, oh man, don’t even get me started. I would loveee to have coffee with her some day! Kate Middleton is one of my style crushes along with Kate Hudson. It must be said that her pregnancy style is by far the most stunning out of all of the starlets that are expecting little ones. Elegant and classic, as always.

To my favorite royal couple, happy second anniversary! So looking forward to the royal baby in a few months!


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Happy March!

Hello darlings!

After a fabulous birthday weekend in England, my 25th birthday, a week of hibernation due to sickness, and a cold week in Paris, I am back on the blog and working on posts to share some beautiful places and images with you.

Wishing you a fantastic Friday and an incredible weekend!

xx PatriciaParisienne

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Gustav Klimt and The Kiss

The Kiss by Gustav Klimt is my absolute favorite painting in the world. 

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The Kiss by Gustav Klimt

How and why do I love it so much? Let me count the ways.*

1. The colors – Look at all of that gold! Painted during Klimt’s “Golden Period,” the beautiful sparks of gold on the painting call out to the viewer, luring you further into the painting and the kiss.

2. The subject matter – Love!

3. The expression – Complete, utter happiness. There is nowhere else in the world that she’d rather be than in his arms.

4. The embrace – The world’s most tender two-dimensional hug

5. The kiss itself – The sweetness of the kiss is what I think I love the most.  It’s a simple kiss on the cheek, and yet there is an incredible amount of love, passion, and happiness that is represented in this simple act.

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Gardens at the Belvedere Museum in Vienna, Austria

One of the most thoughtful housewarming gifts that I’ve received was a printed canvas of The Kiss from my favorite Englishman. As I opened the package and saw the beautiful kiss and enraptured look of the lovers, I couldn’t help but sigh and stare. I have The Kiss in my apartment!

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What better way to start off the day than with champagne and Klimt?

You can view “The Kiss” in person at the Belvedere Museum in Vienna.

Prinz Eugen-Straße 27, 1030 Vienna


*Major props if you got my reference to Elizabeth Barrett Brownings poem, “How do I Love Thee?” (Sonnet 43).

Celebrating the 2500+ visitors mark today!

Today we are celebrating the milestone of having over 2,500 visitors to the blog!

2013 has started off really well; can’t wait to see what’s in store! I’m looking forward to an exciting year full of new discoveries and experiences in this beautiful city and abroad. Here’s to another 2,500 visitors…and many more!

To all of my readers: Thank you, merci, gracias, danke, grazie, ありがとうございます。Спасибо, dankie, شكرا, Obrigada, 謝謝 , Dík, dank u wel, Kiitos, გმადლობთ, ધન્યવાદ, תודה, Makasih, Go raibh maith agat, 감사합니다, Ačiū, takk, مرسي, ਧਨਵਾਦ , Mulţumesc, Хвала , Ďakujem, Hvala, tack, ขอบคุณ , Mālō, Teşekkür ederim, Cảm ơn ông!!!!!

xx PatriciaParisienne