This last few days have been packed with walks around the city with my camera in hand. I am eating baguettes and croissants, drinking coffee with friends, and making every moment last. I am so grateful for my time here in Paris. I have so many adventures that I have yet to share as I get home late and rise early. I try not to spend too much time in front of the computer as there will be many time for that. One of my favorite projects this month was the red balloon project. I can’t wait to share all the images but here is one more. Tomorrow is my last day in Paris at least for this year…
Monthly Archives: October 2013
I will be the first to admit I am a fan of the French Macaron. I have my favorite flavors at Pierre Herme and Laduree and of course they are also beautiful to look at. I was really looking forward to learning how to make macaron at La Cuisine Paris last week. The class did not disappoint as I was grinning from ear to ear the whole class. It was a lot of fun and Diane the instructor was filled with energy!
We made two different ganache flavors. One was chocolate with a hint of coffee and a praline flavor. The chocolate ganache was mixed with dark chocolate and the praline was mixed with white chocolate.
They were ready to be eaten! We were each given a box to take home our macarons. Diane told us that they taste even better 24 hours later. Sadly, I never got to test this out. I took my macaron to dinner and they were eaten quickly by friends! Both praline and chocolate were a hit! Merci La Cuisine Paris.
Today was the 7th Paris Pop Up titled “Food Fest” and was located at Le Perchoir a new bar/restaurant in Menilmontant. The restaurant is located on the 7th floor and has a 360 degree view of the city.
I also tried two other dishes that I didn’t think it the flavor mark for me but sounded interesting
Food tickets were 5 euros each and covered one small bite. Drinks were also offered including wine, beer, and cocktails
David Lebovitz was on hand for a book signing as well
Last weekend when a few friends were in Chicago, they suggested we go to Ralphs. Ralphs is the Paris restaurant of Ralph Lauren. We have one in Chicago off of Michigan ave which I love visiting. Rob and Christ thought it would be fun to compare which turned into an afternoon of fun. The staff was amazing and the space was beautiful! If you have the chance to pop by in St Germain you should take the chance.
The terrace was beautiful and we were lucky to have such a beautiful day to sit outside. The inside is warm and cozy and has a similar feeling to the Chicago Ralph Lauren restaurant. I might just have to go back and visit on a colder day to experience the dining room.
I have wanted to do a series of red balloons around Paris for sometime but just never got around doing it until today. Yesterday I posted the beginning of the series as I walked home with the balloons. The shops don’t open until 10:30 AM here and I wanted to do an early morning shot with the balloons. We started with 5 and it was very funny how they popped one by one throughout the day. This was such a fun series to shoot and will take a little while to edit along with the other photographs from Paris. I hope you enjoy one of my favorites!