De quelle planète es-tu is a somewhat random lifestyle blog featuring everything from knick-knacks to landscapes from the Rocky Mountains to the Parisian skyline. It is a creative outlet filled with splendor and pretty things, yummy snacks and a glimpse at culture and friendships. On De quelle planète es-tu you’ll find tips for the City of Lights and beyond, moments worth sharing and simple things worth a double take. It’s refreshing to stop and smell the roses every time and again.
I’m Meg, a Denver native that has gone Parisian. I have had a story of Paris intertwined with my Rocky Mountain roots since I was a pre-teen, and I have somehow made my life here taking risks and letting life happen. Digital project manager by trade, this blog is my creative outlet and a place to share the simple things in life, the knick knacks on the shelf and the piles of things that make a home a home. I like craft beer and flea markets and am anxious to share my Paris with you.
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 a hobby, a creative outlet. I love sharing my thoughts on places and things I like and find pretty. I want things to be shared, because what’s the interest in just keeping it all to myself? I am a full-time digital project manager by day.
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 get 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 strong interest for learning foreign languages. I really couldn’t tell you why I chose to take French.
WHAT DOES YOUR PSEUDO ‘MARHABAMEG’ MEAN?
Marhaba means “hello” in Arabic. As I have learned Arabic as a foreign language for quite some time and studied abroad in Lebanon, I always loved how it rang ever so nicely with Meg. I first used it for my twitter handle, @marhabameg. Let’s just say that it has certainly stuck! I know it’s often complicated that my handles are 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 city guide. Don’t hesitate to email me if you have any questions. :)
CAN I LINK BACK TO YOU?
Of course! Sharing is the best. My only request is that 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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