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Playing catch up!


Recently I was with a friend who asked me if I journaled. Well the answer is yes, but since I have the blog I feel like I document a lot of stuff here. But I realized I didn’t have time to journal or blog lately! Life has been a little crazy lately which for most people it slows down in the summer. I am working on some exciting new plans for 2015. Fingers crossed they all work out! I am headed to NYC for meetings and to photograph one of my favorite cities. I have a running list of food spots I want to check out. Most of the spots on my list are French food places that they happen to have in NYC. A few include Eric Keyser where my baguette was typically from in Paris, Maison du chocolate I have had a strong craving for chocolate with praline, and Laduree of course.



Along with some french favorites I am looking forward to trying new restaurants, meeting up with old and new friends, and of course exploring the city. If you have any NYC recommendations please send them my way! I had to the big apple next week!

Until then I will be at Buffalo Grove Art Festival this weekend. Booth 147.



The Red Balloon Part II


The Red Balloon Series continued as I felt we didn’t get to visit a few places in Paris that were on my list. This time around we started a little later and were hit with a crazy rain storm. Surprisingly this time all 5 balloons survived. But by the the end 3 remained as we gave away 2 to adorable little boys.

red balloons paris Paris Red Balloon red balloon in paris red balloons in paris red balloons in paris red balloons paris red balloons paris red balloon paris red balloons paris red balloon paris red balloon paris We met this adorable little boy at the Tulleries carousel that was more interested in the red balloon than the carousel. He loved to watch the balloon fly away as he let go of his first balloon. The second balloon his parents tied to him so it didn’t fly away.

red balloon paris We headed towards the Seine as the sun started to set. We took the remaining 3 balloons and decided to set them free over the Seine.

red balloon in paris I hope you enjoyed following the red balloon in Paris as much as I had fun shooting it. If you want to see Part I you can see it here.

Laduree Macaron


Laduree Macaron

I was very lucky to have a visit from my friend Jane from La Cusine Paris in Chicago this weekend. Jane and I became friends in Paris and it was so great to catch up with her in person. She brought me a surprise of Laduree macarons. Each flavor was one of my favorites (ok I have a few…) I was so excited to photograph and then eat everyone of them. The question is. which one would you eat first? raspberry, salted caramel, chocolate, vanilla, pistachio, coffee. They disappeared so quickly but I still have the pretty box

Tarte Framboise at Laduree


Today is one of those days that causes for a tarte framboise at Laduree. Tarte framboise is one of my favorite sweet treats and you can’t go wrong at Laduree.




Paris, France in Green


First of thanks so much to all of the awesome new followers of the blog. I was so surprised and happy to be part of Freshly Pressed yesterday!

Take a stroll with me this afternoon through the streets of Paris for all things green.

French Macaroons at Laduree

Olivers and Co amazing truffle olive oil. The store is beautiful inside and out.

Olive Oil bottles from Olivers and Co

Paris Metropolitain Sign

Tulleries Gardens

Rainy Day in Paris


My last trip to Paris I didn’t have any rain and was disappointed since rain in Paris makes the city even more magical. Today my first day back in Paris I got more than I asked for. As I walked the streets of Paris down the Champs Elysee, up the Arc de Triumph, and sat in the Jardin du Tulleries it rained all day!! It is my Dad’s first trip to Paris so it was only fitting that he have rain on his first day. The weather here is unusually cold and there are already leaves on the ground. It looks more like Fall here than Summer. I am so happy to be back in Paris.

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