Isolde L.

ex-Parisienne, ex-Montrealer, now happily discovering Vancouver | Thoughts in French or English, on cinema, art, travel, people, places, things, and sometimes about myself | @iisolde

Mar 31
"So, where is home?"
I was asked that question again last night, after mentioning my past few years in Paris, some six months in Montreal, and recent move to Vancouver. The question puzzled me.
Home is where I live. It is where my heart is, even if there are many people that I love in Montreal and Paris.
Home is Vancouver now.

"So, where is home?"

I was asked that question again last night, after mentioning my past few years in Paris, some six months in Montreal, and recent move to Vancouver. The question puzzled me.

Home is where I live. It is where my heart is, even if there are many people that I love in Montreal and Paris.

Home is Vancouver now.


Nov 8
Little note and cookies on my pillow at The Drake Hotel in Toronto. They do branding and communications so well.

Little note and cookies on my pillow at The Drake Hotel in Toronto. They do branding and communications so well.


Nov 4
Pixel Bar, Bruxelles (from my iPhone archives, i’m not there today!)

Pixel Bar, Bruxelles (from my iPhone archives, i’m not there today!)


Nov 3

I really like this idea of a clock-free world. On vacation at least. It must be so relaxing. Like visiting a country where I don’t understand the language, where all conversations around me are just white noise.


Oct 28

Letters for a stranger

Instead of reuniting with old(er) ways of communicating with people that we love, we can now buy letters from a stranger. As beautiful and poetic as the concept can be, I wish more people felt that they have all the poesy and love they long for in real life. 

Then again, it is similar to subscribing to a print magazine with fictional stories. And I would totally write for that startup. Oh, and I still send real old-school letters and postcards, too. All the time from everywhere that I travel too.


Oct 19

Paris in motion, Part II. By Mayeul Akpovi. Beautiful.


Stunning timelapse photography video by Mayeul Akpovi, capturing Paris in its moving beauty.


Aug 28
The crowned O should be a new accent! (Taken with Instagram)

The crowned O should be a new accent! (Taken with Instagram)


Jun 28

Darcel Disappoints per Colette, in-store exhibition, Winter 2012.


Jun 20

Au revoir Paris!

And so I am off to Montreal for the summer. I doubt that I will ever love any other city as much Paris. But it’s time to move on, at least for now. 

I have returned to Montreal twice since moving to Paris two years ago, and each time I get asked the same questions - so much that I thought of putting together a Q&A brochure the first time! 

YES I love love love living here. I just can’t get enough of this beautiful city and all the fun things happening all the time and the culture and the wine and the food and the elegance.

YES I have met wonderful people and I really feel at home here - more than in Montreal when I go back… Yes I now pronounce wifi “weefee” like them.

YES I had a cool job with awesome colleagues and great clients and I learned so much. YES I prefer North American leadership, business culture and work philosophy.

Voilà. Changing cities is addictive, too. Watch out New York, I have an eye on you.

Au revoir Paris.
Bisous. 


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