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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If you love France or are planning a trip, download one of my FREE travel guides! If you love beautiful architecture, gardens, and flowers galore, Parc de Sceaux is the place you must absolutely visit if you want to properly experience springtime in Paris. Around April, cherry blossoms abound, and one astute scout is sure […]

So, I’m still on the hunt for the best croissant in Paris. Although my friend said that finding the best croissant quickly would be no fun…I also have to admit that finding yourself in the land of bread but also in a croissant desert is not exactly the ideal situation, either. A few weeks ago, […]

Something I love about Paris is the abundance of florists and flower markets. It’s hard to take a long stroll and not fall on something absolutely delightful. So here’s another running list for you, to be updated as I make more discoveries. My favorite florists and flower markets in Paris, voilà! Julian This one’s not too far […]

There are many lovely places to see the Eiffel Tower throughout the city, but when I visited for the first time, my family went to the same spot (Champs de Mars) at least five times because of miscommunication. It’s safe to say that this is my most-visited Parisian landmark…but I’ve thoroughly enjoyed seeing it from all […]

Even if you’re not a Paris fan, there is one concession I think everyone can make: the city is incredibly well-designed. I’m not talking about architecture (although I have all the heart eyes for that!) — I’m talking about the city planning. If you ever find yourself at the Louve, head over to the Arc […]

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!