The story behind the Paris image

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September 1, 2021

So by this now, I guess you may be wondering why I have a picture of Paris, France, at the top of the blog? It is simple, at the age of 16, I fell in love with the city after watching the movie Gigi. It is my most favorite movie in the whole wide world. The film was released in 1958 with an all-star cast; Leslie Caron, Louis Jordan, Maurice Chevalier, Hermione Gingold, Eva Gabor and Isabel Jeans. Judy Garland’s ex-husband Vincente Minnelli directed the film, who also directed Leslie Caron in her first American film, an American in Paris.

I am a hopeful (hopeless) romantic and to me, this movie showcases romance at its finest. I won’t go into great details about the film. If you have never seen it, I highly recommend it if you are a romantic. The movie is about two people who are the most likely to be together, has romance, comedy, conflict, etc.

I loved this movie so much that I would not walk my friend to the door until intermission. And even then, I rushed them to the door and quickly went back to the movie. I didn’t know when it would come back on and I wasn’t about to miss a single scene. Let’s just say they weren’t too happy with me. But I didn’t care. I wanted to finish the movie.

I fell in love with the Sein river as well as the beautiful garden and fountain. Just under a year later, when we were able, my husband, my ten-month-old and I went to Paris, France and we searched until we found what we believe was used for the fountain and garden scenes. When we had our first child, the entire pregnancy, I was calling my daughter, Sierra but by the time she was born, I named her Paris, which is so me, but that is a story for another day.

Do you have a story to tell about a movie, a book or something else?

Thanks for stopping by.

Published by Samella McClary-Brown

Hi, allow me to introduce myself. I am Samella McClary-Brown and I am branching out as a Life Coach. I began developing my life coaching skills when I started as a secretary and then advanced to administrative assistant. After some time, my husband and I started a family and, as a result, inspired me to open a successful in-home daycare service. While running this business, I went back to school and earned both an associate's and a bachelor's degree in childcare services and authored and self-published Suddenly (Samella Trent) a romance novel. Currently, I am a stay-at-home mom caring for my two children; working on a book and overseeing two Facebook groups I created; one to encourage writers and one to promote positivity and self-esteem. I am a testament that it isn't too late to begin again. Because of my ability to set goals and accomplish those dreams, I am now inspired to put those skills to work for you. This blog will focus on writing tips, time management and sharing updates on my writing progress. Being a life coach is the next endeavor that God has placed in my heart and I would like to serve as your life coach to help you get to your next level. Do you have a dream or a project you are working on and want someone to come alongside you and encourage you? I would love to provide one-on-one support.

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