I was in the magical and bustling city of Paris last week on a business trip, and I was invited to dinner at some friends’ house. I looked forward to spending time with my friends, because nothing beats conversations, laughter, meals and drinks with your buddies in a city like Paris. Dinner was just as I had anticipated (and even more) — there was enough soul food to keep the belly sated and warm, drinks that melted deliciously on the tongue, belly-deep laughter, beautiful smiles and easy companionship. But the highlight of this wonderful, starry night, was a game!
While my mouth salivated to the tune of the toothsome treats that called for dessert, my friends announced it was time for their favorite card game “Truth or dare”. But to my surprise, the version of this popular game we played was more thoughtful, mature and unlike any I’ve ever known. There were reasonable and thought-provoking questions like “Who are you”? and “do you ever dream of running away”? All six adults including myself picked a card and what began as a game turned into a “get-to-know-each-other-better.”
The conversation went from food, kids, politics to much deeper topics that wouldn’t have been meaningful if it wasn’t a dinner with friends you knew like the palm of your hand. I learnt you can buy these fantastic cards from Colette and if you live in Europe, you can find them in an online store called Souvenir By. Of course, I got my share at Colette because they are my newfound favorite gifts to give. The night at Paris is easily one of the best memories of my life and I plan to relive that moment whenever I can with my stack of cards (I doubt it will wear on me or get boring with time). Read more on our blog because you never know the next interesting thing you might find!
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