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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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Spring with a pop of Red

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Today starting out gloomy but the sun popped out later in the afternoon. I was lucky to finally take a rest at a cafe and enjoy the sunshine coming through the clouds. Here are a few photos from today. You will notice the red balloons are back! 

paris blooms

 

paris life

 

I pass this man on my walk every morning on the Seine. I just love everything about this. 

paris red balloons

 

paris red balloons

 

cafe life paris

My Paris Apartment 2014

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Last years Paris apartment I booked on Airbnb my first experience using the site and it was a gamble. I loved the two balconies but the location and actual apartment were not my favorite. This time around I booked from a reference and I love the inside of the apartment. Every little detail is so much my style. If this place had a balcony with a rooftop view it would be heaven! 

paris apartment

 

paris apartment

 

paris apartment

 

paris apartment

 

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Everything in the place is brand new. One of my favorite parts is the kitchen because I have a fridge, freezer, oven, and dishwasher. These may be standard in the States but a pure luxury in a Paris apartment. I am looking forward to collecting ingredients at the market and cooking soon. 

See you soon Paris!

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Here at home we are having a celebration for my new baby niece. Family is coming in from all over to celebrate and  I am looking forward to spending time with everyone. When everyone leaves Monday I do too. I am heading to Paris for my first adventure of 2014. I can’t wait! Now its time to pack for I will see you very soon Paris! xo

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Coffee Table Book ideas

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Its been a big goal and dream to have a coffee table for years now. As I travel back and forth to Paris I am putting together some ideas. I have a few that I want to remain quiet but I have a few ideas I can share and would love your feedback. I have thought about doing a series of collections from Paris : bikes , cars, doors, maybe market photos? Here are a few more of the doors I would add to the book:

blue door in paris

 

green and gold paris door

 

paris blue door

 

paris brown door

 

paris blue door

 

rustic paris door

 

paris grey door

paris green door

 

paris brown door

 

pink paris door

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