About Me

A little about me…I first moved to Paris in Fall 2012 for a semester abroad program. At the time, I had absolutely no idea how I would fall completely head-over-heels in love with the city. I returned the following summer for another study abroad program. It was during that time that I first imagined myself living in Paris full time.

Life happened, but I never let go of my dream of living in Paris. Five years later, the stars aligned for me and I moved from Dallas, Texas to Paris. My daily routine in here is full of new challenges, adventures, and excitement. It’s pushed me outside of my comfort zone and allowed me to truly connect with myself and pursue my passions and dreams. Not every day is extraordinary, but I’m lucky to live in a city with as much energy and history as Paris.

My goal is to show you “my” Paris – my discoveries, favorites, and some of the lessons I learn. Even on the most mundane or average day I find inspiration in being here.

While it didn’t happen overnight, I’m lucky that for work I get to do what I love. I’m freelance writer, photographer, marketing consultant, and bespoke travel planner.

Be sure to visit La Porte Bonheur, an online shop filled with French antiques, photography prints, and phone cases that ship worldwide. When used together, porte-bonheur means lucky charm. Everything that you find on La Porte Bonheur was chosen specifically to be a porte (gateway or door) to bonheur (happiness, joy, pleasure, bliss, and delight). I believe that these French antiques, photos, and phone cases have the ability to bring happiness and joy through your doors and into your lives.

I’ll always be a Texan at heart, but for now I couldn’t be happier about the French life that I’m building.

Xx, Landen

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