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Sun shower over Notre Dame


A unique look at Notre Dame from up above. The sun showering Notre Dame right before sunset. A cold rainy day in Paris but the sun brings warmth to this photograph.

notre dame

Friday Giveaway – What are you grateful for?


Its crazy to think that it was a year ago that I packed up my Chicago apartment put everything into storage for a chance to spend four months in Paris. It took a lot of planning, wishing and the help of so many amazing people. It felt as I had a complicated puzzle and all the pieces fit together. I am so grateful for all the people that supported me along the way!

I have an exact plan for 2014 but I do know that my life will bring me back to Paris very soon. I have a few projects that I am working on and an idea that I hope will turn into something grand. More about that another day.

So this Friday’s giveaway is to tell me what you are most grateful for this year. Big or small and you will have the chance to win a $50 gift certificate to my etsy shop. Just go to my FB page or you can enter here in the comments.

paris at sunset


Weekend in Paris – Autumn


I wish I wasn’t still jetlagged but it seems to have gotten the best of me. Since leaving Paris 6 months ago I have been dreaming about coming back. I am here and sometimes it doesn’t feel real. In some ways nothing has changed which is great. But in just 6 months there have been new places that have popped up that I find along my walks. Of course my favorite part is the Fall crisp air and the crunchy leaves on the ground.





Pourquoi Paris?


I made the very last minute decision to hop on a plane to Paris this Autumn. I am scrambling to tie up loose ends, find Fall clothes, and pick up last minute things to pack for my journey.  Thankfully I always carry my passport 😉 As I speak to family and friends before I leave some of them are asking the question ” Why Paris?” “Again?”Paris is a magical city. It inspires me constantly and keeps surprising me everyday. So the real question is “Why Not?” I feel I will keep returning to Paris until it looses its charm… (I hope this never happens)So the challenge of “Why Paris?” remains for my friends, family and strangers. I always love a good challenge which is why I decided to dedicate this next trip to giving my readers a virtual trip to Paris. In the past I have given you pictures from my days. Some that make sense, some may not. October will be filled with a virtual trip to Paris and in the end I hope you fall in love with Paris just a little bit more.So on that note. Pack your bags, grab your passport… this weekend we arrive in Paris!

Happy Mothers Day!


Happy Mothers Day to you all! A few of my favorite pink ranunculus on my Paris Balcony kissed by the afternoon sun.


last morning walk… at least for now


I can’t believe that 3 months flew by so quickly. I enjoyed every moment in Paris. The freezing cold, the snow, the rain, and the sunshine. When asked what my favorite thing about Paris was it was my daily walks with my camera. Mostly in the early morning when the city was quiet. I can’t wait to go back…






Spring in Montmartre


Spring has sprung on my favorite street in my neighborhood rue de abbesses


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