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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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, […]

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 […]

When I think of Paris, it’s always sunshine, the sparkling Seine, a flowy dress, and a nice hat. What never seems to come to mind is layers on layers (today I wore four); frozen noses; frozen toes; and that cloudy Parisien grey. Which is how I found myself that morning. The pick me up: the […]

Ah, zut! I thought as I climbed the metro steps. Fat flakes of snow (the wet kind, not the fluffy stuff), twirled about, and my hands were determined not to move much in the cold. Guess I didn’t need to leave Boston. While Paris made the snow just magical enough to be bearable, it was […]

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!