It's starting to look at a lot like Christmas...and it’s the time of year where all I want to do is snuggle under a warm blanket and drink tea. And since I'm at home more, I seem to be rewatching my favorite movies. A Christmas Story, Miracle on 34th and The Holiday are some of my holiday favs. I'm sure we've all had those moments where we're tired with our lives and wondered if things will ever change. The Holiday characters have a great idea of swapping homes and then they find true love.
Yes, yes I know it’s just a movie, but it got me thinking...if I was going to exchange homes with a stranger for 2 weeks over the holidays where would I go? There are so many places that I would like to visit, but moving in and seeing how someone else lives is an entirely new ballgame.
I’ve been lucky enough to travel, was raised in Toronto, lived in L.A., visited Brazil and England. Yet over the holidays, I would like to be in place that speaks another language, likes to use white lights over the city, has incredible views and culture and has wonderful people. Eureka I would exchange my San Francisco flat with someone in Paris for the holidays.
My fake ad for Home Exchange:
Clean, responsible, fun loving (and humble) female seeking charming flat with view of the Eiffel tower for the holidays. Flat must be under a flight of stairs (for charm) near a bakery and farmers markets and included must be one night where I throw a housewarming party for your friends. If your pantry is stocked with French wine then I'll be your new best friend. If flat is covered in white lights an even bigger bonus. In exchange you will stay in my four room San Francisco flat that is up one flight of stairs and located over a coffee shop. Must be ready to enjoy the noise of the cable car at night, music from the nearby comedy store and three old electrical outlets for all of the rooms. I promise to add white lights ASAP.
How fun would this be to exchange homes like they did in the Holiday? If you know of a little flat in Paris please send them my way. If you could exchange homes anywhere in the world for the holidays where would you go and why?