This blog is a space of all things pretty and adventurous, things delicious and random, and of course things worth sharing. De quelle planète es-tu is a lifestyle blog. It is a place to share the small things, the little tweeks that are what make a space its own. I like sharing with you.
I’m Meg. I am a Denverite gone Parisian. I enjoy all things floral, antique & vintage déco, beer, putting holes in my walls for hanging ridiculous amounts of frames, snacking on sweets before dinner, lipstick, photobooths, flea markets and many other things. I have an addiction to vintage glassware and clogs, and I am always on the prowl for all things delicious. I love dogs and all things digital. Digital marketing is my stomping ground.
WHAT DOES “DE QUELLE PLANETE ES TU” MEAN?
It translates to “what planet are you from?”. I first found this fabulous question in the book Le Petit Prince by Antoine Saint-Exupéry. I don’t want to give away too much because I think every human being should read this book, but basically it’s a pretty basic question that brings up some not quite so basic ways of thinking. It’s just so good. The world is an oyster.
WHO DESIGNS YOUR BLOG?
I have a theme that I purchased from The Theme Foundry, and I customize the CSS myself. I host my blog through WordPress. The font I created myself with iFontMaker and the icons I all do myself. I’m constantly finding new ways to modify by learning new techi skills, which is a hobby of mine. If anything is done by someone else, I will credit that person.
WHAT KIND OF CAMERA DO YOU USE?
I use a Nikon D5100 with various lenses.
WHAT DO YOU DO? HOW IS THIS BLOG RELATED?
This blog is indeed just my hobby but also a creative outlet. I love sharing my thoughts on places and things I love, and it’s such a lovely way to showcase some of my favorite photos. Where better than in Paris?! I want things to be shared, because what’s the interest in just keeping it all to myself? As for my career path, I am just finishing my Master’s degree in Marketing and Brand Management at a French business school. We will see where the path takes me. If anything, this blog has definitely helped me learn how to market myself and my own personal project, which is definitely linked to my career goals with global brands.
ARE YOU HALF FRENCH? HOW DID YOU LEARN FRENCH?
No, I am 100% American from two very American parents. Hehe! However, I did spend a summer in Paris when I was 14 taking French classes, and a year of high school in France (Normandy). After coming back for my senior year of high school, I knew I had to go back to France for Uni. And bien sûr I met a Frenchman along the way. Cliché, eh? From a very young age I had a passion and a knack for foreign languages. Why I went with French? I really can’t tell you, because I took German in high school, too!
WHAT DOES YOUR PSEUDO ‘MARHABAMEG’ MEAN?
Marhaba means “hello” in Arabic. As I took Arabic as a foreign language, I always loved how it rang ever so nicely with Meg. Hence why I first made my twitter account @marhabameg. Let’s just say that it has certainly stuck! I know it’s often complicated that is different from the blog name, but I figure it all goes together. I hope you guys are cool with it.
I’M COMING TO PARIS. WHERE DO I START?
This city has so much to do. AH. And so much to eat. I still have a big to do list and I’ve been here 5 years! You can check out my favorite spots in my Paris Guide. Don’t hesitate to email me if you have any specific questions. I also give Paris Portrait tours with The Localers, so if you’d like to do one of these tours with me during your trip, you can reserve here!
CAN I LINK BACK TO YOU?
Of course! Sharing is the best. Just please if you use my photographs, it would be wonderful if you could link back to the post they were posted in.
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*photo above by two of my favorite people in this world, Allie & Jay at Technicolor Vision