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Spring… to be continued

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Two years ago I spent the most magical three months in Paris which has sparked a desire to return many times over. I experienced bitter cold days, snow, and the transition to Spring. As an American in Paris I could only spend 90 days in Paris without a Visa. Spring came later than usual because of the cold temperatures so just as I was leaving Spring was sprouting everywhere. You could feel the first days of Spring in the air. Terraces were filled with patrons and blossoms were popping up everywhere. My heart was breaking as I walked onto the plane, tears running down my face as I had lost a great love. I had in a way… Paris. I pushed back my Spring trip this year for many reasons.

One being I wanted to celebrate my birthday with my family. My sister and 20 month old niece will be in this week and will be sending me off on Sunday. I am so excited to see them and honestly I love them more than french baguettes, butter, and cheese combined. From pictures that have been posted in Paris the weather is warm and the blossoms have been popping. Its pretty much exactly where I left off two years ago and I guess I couldn’t have planned it any better. I am incredibly lucky to get the best of both worlds between being with family and experiencing Spring in Paris. As an added bonus my Aunt and Uncle will be joining me in Paris/Amsterdam later this month.

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I will arrive in Paris monday morning rain or shine. I can’t wait to see what Paris has in store for me this trip. You can follow along on instagram for more photos throughout my travels.

Counting Down to Paris

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There are less than two weeks until I leave for Paris and I am wrapping up some projects here in the States and getting ready for my trip. So far I have a few trips planned outside of Paris including a weekend in Amsterdam, a trip to a beautiful B&B in the south west of France, and a week in Italy.

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Since my first solo trip to Paris in 2010 I have stayed in various arrondissement. The 7th, 16th, 18th,1st, 5th but I always find myself in the Marais. This year I will be staying close to the pompidou just 10 minutes walk to my favorite cafe in the marais and 10 minutes the other direction to rue montorgueil. You may be wondering why I always stay in a different area. The truth is I absolutely love my morning walks. Walking the streets in the early morning with the sun kissing the buildings and streets before everyone is awake is really beautiful. I love exploring hidden streets and courtyards and the more I see of Paris the more surprises I discover. I hope you will join me as I travel to Paris starting April 20th. You can follow along on Instagram 

Happy April! 40% off one day only

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If you are on the email list you should have received an email this morning for a 40% sale on all prints. Its no April fools joke to celebrate the month of April my favorite month for many reasons you can use the code NOJOKE at checkout. The sale ends at midnight Eastern Time tonight so don’t miss out!

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For a quick link to my etsy shop click here 

XO

Rebecca

Happy Birthday Madame Eiffel

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When I arrive in Paris each time I make a point to make a nod to Madame Eiffel. Its like a tip of the hat to say hello nice to see you again. I have also gotten in the habit of calling her Madame Eiffel. Over the years I have shared many memories under the eiffel tower. I have seen her covered in fog, watched the sunrise behind her, blossoms blooming all around her, the most stunning sunsets with her as the focus, and yes I have even had romantic picnics under the eiffel tower. This is probably one of my favorite memories ;)

The eiffel tower has been part of some of my favorite Paris photos because what’s more Paris than Madame Eiffel? We will be reunited once again in just a few short weeks. I have a few things planned with Madame Eiffel and since our birthdays are less than two weeks, a celebration is in order.

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Hello Chicago! Meet the Maker at West Elm

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Its been a while Chicago but I am back for a fun weekend of celebrating a few friends. I have a wedding and a birthday party but in between I will be at the West Elm in Oakbrook for an afternoon of meet the artist. I will be displaying and selling my work from 12:30 – 4:30 this Saturday March 21st. Stop by and say hello if you are in the area! My next show will be Wells Street right after Paris. But stay tuned for more on that in the coming weeks!

XO

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Paris Memories

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One of my favorite memories of Paris last year was reconnecting with an old high school friend. He was working for an American company and was transferred to Paris for a few months. He found an amazing apartment in St Germain and invited me over to take a look. The place was top to bottom in white but the wrap around terrace overlooking the St Germain rooftops and Eiffel Tower were the best part. Lucky for me when I asked if I could photograph from his roof one evening he agreed. I collected a few pastries from Pierre Herme and met him as he ran home from work to meet me.

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Simply breathtaking. We caught up about work different Paris restaurants we wanted to try before we both left the city. As the sunset the eiffel tower sparkled on the hour through his picture perfect balcony window. I am so happy to have this memory captured in my mind and through my lens.

IMG_6158-2In case you were wondering this beautiful apartment was found off of airbnb. Which is where I find most of my Paris apartments. All photographs in the post can be purchased in my etsy shop using this link xo

Monday Motivation

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A few weeks back one of my instagram followers purchased some of my photos. She lives in Paris which was a special honor to send her photos of her own city. She snapped this adorable photo of when she opened her package this weekend. This is my Monday Motivation. What’s yours?

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