Field Notes

Salut! Welcome to my Field Notes, with stories from San Francisco, Paris, and elsewhere. This is a collection of adventures: the people I photograph; the kitchen escapes; tidbits from my life; special projects; and a California/Paris guide. Whew! I hope you'll come along; it's going to be a lovely time!

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One of my last summer strolls in the city before whisking away to Provence and then the flurry of goodbyes. This was just a few weeks after I arrived back in the city, as I hungrily scurried the streets for beauty that only Paris does well. From the 7th to the 18th arrondissements, this is […]

I was not always the biggest fan of Montmartre, Paris. It was rather far from where I was living at the time; there are too many hills and not enough escalators; it’s a little gritty; and on the other hand also very touristy. I find myself always on extra alert for pickpockets, especially near the […]

After what seemed like endless weeks of rain, full sun hit Montmartre. It was the kind of day where shade was preferred, and the slightest incline of the street had you puffing. Abundant sunshine also means that it’s time to experiment, so Brittney and I found each other around the corner from La Maison Rose […]

Vilija (who’s from Lithuania — super rad — loves nature; came to learn French; and came bright and early in the most gorgeous soft-violet dress) was delightful on a foggy morning in Montmartre. We had originally planned a different location, but ultimately decided to switch things up. We paid a visit to what is perhaps […]

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 […]

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!