hi everyone! thank you for your sweet comments, i can’t wait to come and visit every one of you. that’s probably going to be the best thing about being home.
last night it was virtual reality to arrive back in surfside, so i made a frenchy bed to feel paree
and today i’m sorting out my mountain of sources (another good thing about being back is that i’ll actually have some time to do it).
oh and by the by, o mag likes liz’s house so we’ll be documenting that…another great reason to be back. so it’s already not so bad! thank you for the love!
it was a day that started out so bright
breakfast at laduree, while the sun beamed down
all was bliss, until i got word from home
that chaos is at my door
i have to leave paris
i am so not ready to go
i could cry
no matter where i go
there’s something happening
has been considered
the fleamarkets are full of history
the shops can’t help themselves, they’re just classic
and the windows themselves
we’ve been up one side and crossed the other but haven’t even skimmed the surface. tomorrow we’re going to look at some real estate
just for fun. what else is there in paree but fun?
it’s official, paris is euro disney to me
1000 days is not enough
hey mes amis! sorry to keep apologizing but i feel so out of touch and wanted to really write a blog diary of this trip.
i’ve been a picture taking maniac
and have to go thru and sort, resize etc.
we still have no internet connection so i’m sitting at another hotel that ours recommended to use their wifi
it’s only for a few minutes a day and i’m almost at my daily dose. i hope window shopping at Lanvin will give you a little dose of high fashion and french humor. more en route!
ps this was in a museum i hit today, musee carnavalet. since i seem to be finding lots of miniatures, thought it’s a good fit here, too bad the dog is sick!
oh, and the books, the books!
i have about 1 sec before i get shut down but had to share these tiny miniatures in a gallery around the corner from the hotel. they’re described as ‘memories’ by the artist and are about the size of dollhouses. oh no i’m melting, gotta go but a quick update, paris is as amazing and full of life as ever, maybe even more than ever. i’ve already taken over 500 pics and have discovered hundreds of new places that i will share tomorrow i promise!! xoc
bonjour everybody! sorry i’ve been out of touch but everything that could have…well let’s just say it’s been a trip full of murphy’s laws already and it’s only been a day. suffice it to say that we have no internet connection at le grand hotel so i’m sitting at starbucks. nuf said?
yesterday i was able to get out and find my paris and as usual, it’s everywhere, in everything!
these were the first shots of the day, in my current neighborhood, the 1er. i fought staying here cause it always seemed so formal, so cher
but it’s full of life and surprises like these ladies in a jewelry store window.
well, i’ve got a full inbox and this is the first time in front of the screen in 3 days, so guess you know where i’ll be for the next few hours. it hardly seems fair to have to be sitting here when it’s all right there. and i hate to say it but remercier dieu for starbucks! don’t know when i’ll get back but you were my first stop online. love and miss you!
you never know who you’re connecting to on the other side of the screen do you? don’t ask me how come i didn’t know the photos featured in the last post were from author vicki archer who wrote french essence!
vicki commented on the pics in the post but didn’t mention it. i’m glad anna did! i’ve seen this fantastic cover many times and just adore it, but never saw the book in person.
can’t wait to get my hands on it!
i’m leaving tomorrow to have my own paris life. right now it’s a little up in the air as to whether i can stay for my entire trip, with my us world crashing down slightly, so i may have to wrap up early but i’ll try to stay as long as possible. while i’m there i hope to meet fellow bloggers mel and corey down in marseilles, paris in paris, shop with my guests and write an article for romantic homes. i’m going to try something along the lines of a week in the life but it’s 30 days in…well this time it’s obviously paree, so it will be a sort of a diary scrapbook of the trip and my favorite places new and old. off to pack now, i’m trying to get my head around going from beach bum, to tailored parisian dress (i have to try)! so i went to a few sites for what’s up on that front. one of my blog friends sent me a link to a great site, i can’t find it so if it was you can you send it again?
i don’t have so much as a shoelace from chanel but a girl can dream. this is more realistic:
un blogging friend merveilleuse, french essence stopped by and led me into her magical world today. thought you’d dig it too
these are her candid shots of paris today
you couldn’t stage these pics better!
oh i am such a pushover for handmade embroidery. if you have a sec, check out my girl at petit cabinet de curiosities
but beware, she listed some of her favorite blogs and you could will get sucked in!