Curls and Locks Love in Paris is part of International Natural Hair Meetup Day (INHMD), with meetups also being held in the U.S., Japan, Grenada, Holland, and Canada. As I've mentioned before, the Paris event was taking place at my future workplace, so this was an opportunity for me not only to meet Parisian naturals, but also to figure out how to get to La Métisse. I walked there but arrived to early, so I just kept walking until it was time. From the time I left the apartment I was walking/exploring for an hour total.
Another highlight of the day was that I got to meet my boss in person today. I also met a female intern named D who'd adminstered my interview along with him two weeks ago. She kindly showed me around La Métisse. She's really nice and I was looking forward to working with her, but it looks like she finishes her internship when I begin mine. Darn timing. After collecting my INHMD goodie bag I walked back to the apartment to get more familiar with the area.When I start at La Métisse I'll probably commute by metro, but still it's good that I know the way on foot now.
La Maison de la Culture du Japon à Paris (MCJP). This and all other museums in Paris were open late and had free entry since tonight was La Nuit Européenne des Musées. Now I know, your first thought might be Go to the Louvre! But la Nuit de Musées is known for some seriously long lines no matter where you go. And the Louvre would've been bananas, in a bad way. So I went to MCJP instead, which I was pleased to find is just down the street from the Eiffel Tower. It took me over an hour to get there though because I got lost. I decided to take the bus because my program's staff recommended it as a good way to see Paris when not in a hurry. But then I messed myself up and got off at the wrong stop, meandered for a while, then figured it out and got back on track.
Bread and Butter [Paris] photos