An image celebrating the first hot air balloon ride in Paris, a glamorous event covered in "Encyclopedia of the Exquisite."

Just before I left Paris for good several years ago I discovered Camille, the French singer who has Edith Piaf‘s bravado and the quirkiness of Bjork. I sang her song about quitting Paris to myself a lot back then. Now, taking a flight in from Milan today, I’m humming along. The posts are sure to be slower with the busy fashion week I’ve got planned, with lots of posting here, if you’re curious. Paris, je t’aime.[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fxQWbMenYCc&feature=related[/youtube]