Monthly Archives: March 2015

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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Italy Tour 2015

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As my Paris plans are finalized I left myself a week in Europe to travel outside of France. I have plans to visit Amsterdam which I will be meeting my Aunt. I am excited as we have both never been. At the end of my trip I have plans to explore more of Italy. I studied abroad in Florence years ago and took two of my best friends to the Amalfi in 2007 but its been so long. I am planning on flying into naples exploring the amalfi coast and then heading up north. I will try to explore as much as possible in a weeks time and eat as much pasta and gelato as I can. If you have any favorite cities/hotels/restaurants in Italy that are absolute musts I would love to hear them. Also Amsterdam recs are welcome too! xo

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