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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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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 

Chasing the Paris light

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When I woke up today it a cold winter rainy gloomy day in Paris. I headed to the Bastille market early and because of the rain not all of the vendors were there. I spent time looking up and down the aisles. One thing led to another and I had a full bag. It all started with the fresh beautiful eggs I couldn’t resist. Then I found breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Those photos will have to wait for another day. After heading home to cook and do work I was hesitant about heading out in the now hail that was happening outside. Then all of the sudden through my window peaked the sun! So I headed out and the light continued for about two glorious hours while I chased it around Paris.

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An Autumn afternoon at Versailles

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My day with La Cuisine Paris was not complete without a walk around the grounds of Versailles. We were very lucky that the tour buses were gone and the people started to clear out. The afternoon light was beautiful as you will see from some of these photos. I never thought of visiting Versailles on a Friday afternoon but it worked out perfectly. I was walking the grounds until they shut the gates.

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