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Paris time… chasing the light

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My days have been filled lately with chasing the light. People always ask me what my favorite thing to do in Paris and I usually say walking. I walk for hours and hours discovering new parts of the city. But lately with this morning and evening light I have picked up a new activity… simply chasing the light. If you are wondering what exactly that is. I simply follow where the light is hitting the streets and buildings. It sounds easy but its all about timing.

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You see this light isn’t so easy. Paris likes to play hiding games with the sun and can be moody at times. The sun rises around 6:15 these days so that means very early morning strolls. But they are worth it!

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Then you also have the afternoon light which is so lovely when you find a hidden courtyard in St Germain de pres.

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Just as the sun begins to set you can find the light hitting the buildings just right. Last night I found myself chasing the light which sun sets around 9:15. It makes for very long days but when the right is just right you can’t go wrong in Paris.

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New Blog look!

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I have been working on a new blog design look for a while now and finally completed it right before I left for Paris. Although the blog look is up and completed. It doesn’t seem to have transferred back to my old blog. So I am afraid I have left you all in the dark. I have been in Paris for two lovely rainy days and I hope you will all join me on the new and improved site. You can shop directly from the site read about me and my life in Paris. Thank you all for following along! Click on the photo below or click here for the direct link to see the new blog look

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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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