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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.

Etsy Pop up at West – Elm

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The last few weeks have been crazier than imagined. Between NYC a few summer shows in the Chicago area and an event at Kiehls for life ride. I hope to update you on all those things in the next few weeks. One more event that I am participating in is an Etsy Pop up at West Elm in Lincoln Park next weekend. More details can be found here.

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Cherry Blossoms in DC

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I spent the past weekend in DC catching up with old friends and enjoying the Spring weather and Cherry Blossoms. Everyone should have a friend or two that makes you laugh so hard you start crying. A big thank you to my friend Elizabeth for hosting me for the weekend and showing me around the DC area. She was a great sport for helping me bloom spot and kept me laughing nonstop.

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We found a row of Cherry Blossoms near Haines Point that was beautiful. We sat under the trees and enjoyed the sea of pink on a warm Spring day.

Spring Blossoms continue

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Cherry Blossoms season continues with a little more pop of pink

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Signs of Spring

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I was very excited yesterday as I walked to get my morning coffee I spotted my first Cherry Blossoms! They were in the middle of the street so I had to escape passing cars as I took these photos. I can’t wait for the whole city to be in bloom!

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Spring Blossoms

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Today in Chicago, it was a foggy rainy day and it created just the right mood for these photographs.

Spring in Chicago

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Summer came early to Chicago. After a very mild winter we have had a week of 80 degree days. Trees are blooming early and flowers are coming up very soon. Its nice to extend our Spring/Summer here because we usually have such a cold long winter. Here is a photograph from my neighborhood with the trees in bloom. Enjoy!

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