There was full-on sun on le Pont des Arts that Saturday morning. After an impromptu stroll, we found ourselves at the door of a tiny Eric Kayser boutique. Some people turn their noses up at chain bakeries — after all, Paris has plenty of “artisan” stand-alone establishments churning out (supposedly) amazing confections and pastries. But, […]
It was a dark and stormy night…actually no, but it was the daytime equivalent. It was a sad, overcast day. There have been an innumerable amount of overcast, sad days. The sun barely shines through the thick layer of cloud. Too bad the clouds are not marshmallows, because that would be more pleasant. This morning […]
We popped out of the metro, greeted by the rather unimpressive Moulin Rouge. It’s better in the movies, I think. It sat, in full Parisian sun, looking like a tourist trap. We veered off the the right, and began to climb Rue Lepic. Montmartre sits on a hill, and is filled with market streets and […]
I scurried along the tiny, narrow streets of the 5ème as it drizzled. Spots covered my glasses, and my hair was damp as I nearly ran along, eyes down, frustrated because it wasn’t supposed to rain today. I hate rain. I hate snow. There is both in Paris, friends. Whizzing past a tea salon, right […]
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Paris & California strolls; plenty of flowers; stories; and looking for the beauty in the everyday. I hope you'll come along as I take the year to document the entirety of my home state!