isn’t it romantic


bonjour! actually, wow it’s already almost midnight…where do the days go? well i’m just stopping by to say allo and share a forgotten bookmark.Screen Shot 2016-06-13 at 10.52.43 PM

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so sit back and enjoy a trip this lovely little museum in paris, the musee de la vie romantique:

for me it’s bed time, bonne nuit!


June 14, 2016. Tags: , , . France, Museums, Paris. 2 comments.

battling the elements


bonjour dear friends! it’s my last day in paris although i fought and lamented the bitter cold, eventually i fell under the spell of the snow that dusted the city.


i spent the day visiting my favorite museum, musee carnavalet which is just down the street from the apartment. it draws me in every single time i’m in town.


it’s one of those places that’s pure soul food, full of inspiration. i must have shot 600 pics!


but what stood out in the edits today were not the interiors (i’ll share them tomorrow) but instead, the snowy shots. it seems to be a rare and disarming occurrence according to taxi drivers, locals, weather reports and airports.


and once i got into it, saw that it did cast a magical spell on just about everyone and everything.


looking through the paintings it’s obvious that a little snowfall never stopped this city from  celebrating grandeur even on the bleakest and most overcast and snowy days.


painters were inspired to capture the elements and capture the moments of silent, white winter streets


i march through the city slush and sometimes take for granted what it took to build and protect it


before photography the painters were the historians, giving us a glimpse into a difficult but marvelous time


somehow without heat, running water and electricity the women were still able to look chic


and even bundled up were the essence of sophistication


i honestly don’t know how they did it, i couldn’t have made it without my uggs


i guess that’s why paris has always been the benchmark for elegance despite the weather


now it’s all about the right gear; duck boots, down jackets, hoodies and hand warmers


but the eternal beauty of the city will never fade and that’s the magic of paris i guess! well, see you on the other side, sweet dreams and stay warm!

January 22, 2013. Carnavalet, Museums, Paris, Paris Trip, Salon Hostesses of France. 25 comments.

bohemian rhapsody

good morning! it’s our last day and everyone’s tapping their feet waiting for me. before yesterday evaporates into forgotten memories i just wanted to post a little of grand palais’ beautiful exhibit on the bohemians of paris.

in’ve been to the petit palais but never the grand.

the exhibit was pretty great and best of all i learned a little about the evolution of the romanticizing of the gypsies of egypt and how the myth and mystery of their story morphed into the bohemians of paris we think of today.

the pics are pretty bad cause i was taking shots on the DL

the artists of paris were inspired by the colors, passion, music and free-spirited lives of the early bohemian gypsies.

but they were they both feared and revered for their free and unconventional ways and remained on the periphery of society as outcasts.

eventually the bourgeois sort of wanted to be like them.

maybe sort of a grunge movement

where being down and out was romanticized

anyway i hope this gave you  a little flavor of it. definitely a topic i’d like to explore and one i didn’t know anything about about till yesterday. et alors,  i’m out the door to see what’s in store. have a great day, more soon!

October 23, 2012. Grand Palais, Museums, Paris. 9 comments.

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