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Left Bank Light

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Chasing the light has become a passion of mine lately. I will admit I have been known to cancel plans in Paris when I just didn’t feel like sitting inside when Paris was about to put on the most beautiful light show. The buildings literally illuminate with the sunlight. This one I call left bank light since that is where I found this beauty off the streets of St Germain.

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The thing is I loved Chasing the light so much in Paris I created a whole collection around it. It will be a little while until everything is fully put together but there will be a sneak peak if you are lucky enough to live in Chicago. I will be at Wells Street this weekend. More details to come! xo

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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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Let the planning begin!

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The hard stuff is out of the way I am happy to report I found an apartment in a location I am so excited to explore! I have lived in Montmatre for 4 months and the 5th arrondissement for a month and a half and now I am so happy to be able to explore the 2nd arrondissement. I am staying on a small little street behind the Palais Royal.

You may wonder why I chose this location and perhaps some people may think its a little touristy. I am hoping the small street tucked away behind the Palais Royal will bring a little escape and still put me in the center of the city. I was deciding between a Montmatre apartment that I have already stayed in or the current apartment in the 2nd and I literally got goosebumps thinking of walking out and seeing the louvre, the palais royal, and the seine in the early morning light. When I lived in Montmartre I would walk down to the Seine everyday and well to be perfectly honest I was distracted by every little detail, beautiful door, and boulangerie I passed by. I would arrive to the Seine later than anticipated.

Of course I will miss my favorite boulangerie around the corner in Montmartre but I will be closer to one in the Marais. Clearly I have priorities… I cannot wait to catch up with old friends over coffee and walks through the leave filled streets in the autumn. Let’s be honest who wouldn’t love a backyard that looks like this? Someone pinch me…

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A Paris Monday

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I continue to be amazed by the beauty of Paris and all its surprises. I am finding hidden streets and new places to explore left and right. Today I was on the run as usual but it was so sunny and beautiful! The smell of Spring was in the air. It brings back so many wonderful memories of last year. Here is my day from Morning Sun, Afternoon Sun, Evening Sun and After Sun…

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