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Easter in Paris

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In 2010 I took my first solo trip to Paris when I launched my photography business. I spent 10 days photographing the city from sunrise to sunset. My travel schedule happened to overlap with the Easter holiday. I assumed everything would be closed and I would have to make alternate plans for the day. Luckily this wasn’t true at all and Easter in Paris is just as an other Sunday in Paris. The Bastille market is open which is a major plus in my book. Wherever you may be this Easter weekend enjoy it with something sweet! If you are in Paris I recommend a praline egg from La Mere de Famille as pictured below.

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Spring Blossoms continue

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Cherry Blossoms season continues with a little more pop of pink

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Spring Pantone Colors meet Paris Doors

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The other day while scrolling through my pinterest page the Pantone colors for Spring popped up! I was instantly inspired because in my door collection I have all but one of those colors! Any guess which one I don’t have? Scroll through for a visual journey of Paris doors in Spring 2014 Pantone colors.

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In the Kitchen with La Cuisine Paris

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This past trip I had the opportunity to get my hands dirty in the kitchen of La Cuisine Paris. I took a fantastic cooking class at La Cuisine Paris When I said I got my hands dirty it really was the case as I had to put down my camera and put one hand on the chicken and the other on the knife. With guided instructions I learned how to debone a chicken. We used the bones to create a chicken stock and the chicken breast for a Paupiette.

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The Paupiette were stuffed with pine nuts, parmesan cheese, mushroom,basil and more delicious flavors.

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The chicken stock was used to make the most delicious onion soup. A classic french dish.The recipe was easy and I even tried it at home this past weekend.

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The finished Paupiette with a sauce to finish it off.

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We all sat to enjoy the meal we cooked in the beautiful sun lit kitchen over looking the Seine.

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Along with our paupiette and french onion soup we had a fresh salad with homemade vinaigrette and ice cream with caramel sauce.

 

 

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For more information on the fun classes that are offered at La Cuisine Paris

I can’t wait to check out the Market class and the Croissant Class next!

Happy Spring Weekend

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In Chicago the temperatures continue to stay cold and I keep telling myself Spring is coming. I am so jealous of all of those enjoying the very warm Spring in Paris. Here are a few links for your weekend reading:

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This one made me laugh out loud. 23 Mildly Embarrassing Signs you lived in France

If you are in Paris there is an exhibit that just opened up at the Musee D’Arabe about the Orient Express It opens today and runs through 8/31

A tale of Paris in the Spring. A blog post I wrote for the fabulous blog Haven in Paris 

David Lebovitz just released a new book: My Paris Kitchen: Recipes and Stories now available on Amazon

The WSJ published an article on Where to Find the Best Croissants in Paris. As if I need another reason to go back?

Spring lunch in Paris

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Friends ask me all the time about the food in Paris. You may know by now that I love my favorite boulangeries and patisseries that I have found on my walks. This happens to be my favorite go to lunch in Paris which is salmon tartare. I lunched with my friend Gail of Perfectly Paris and I haven’t stopped thinking of this perfect Spring lunch.

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One of my favorite views of the Marais I stopped by my friends apartment later in the evening. I could stare out the window all night. The light hit the buildings perfectly.

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To celebrate the kickoff of Spring in Paris and hopefully other places in the world. I am offering a 25% discount on all items in my etsy shop. Use the code THINKSPRING at checkout

Paris Cherry Blossoms in Bloom

I have a few favorite spots in Paris. For rainy days, for coffees, for walks, but my favorite place for a picnic in the spring is under the cherry blossom trees on the side of Notre Dame. The smell of Spring alongside the Seine shaded by pink blossoms. Don’t you agree?

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