"Making money isn’t what makes for living,” says Jonathan, a server at a Parisian cafe, when asked about the French ethic. “How much can you enjoy bits of paper?” That just about sums up the allure of Paris: the belief here that happiness consists of something intangible and fleeting. That success can’t be measured. That your experiences matter above all else. That freedom to feel puts us in touch with something human, essential. And perhaps it explains why, for centuries, in art as in life, Paris has been the place to go to get away, to start over, to find emotion and inspiration, to think and create, to reimagine oneself. at the very least, Paris gives charm to life’s daily grind. At its extreme, the city changes you."
- Elizabeth Bard, Sky Magazine