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Chasing Light

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I have been completely absent from the blog and I will be the first to admit I let it slide. I spent an amazing two weeks in Paris in April and my long days got the best of me. If you follow along on instagram you were able to see some of what I was up to. I recently joined snapchat too so that was really fun to give a more detailed account of my daily life in Paris.

Emma loved Paris and although my family’s trip was very short we had an amazing Sunday in Paris. Its my favorite day in the city and I was able to give my family a glimpse into my life in Paris. I will be sharing more about their visit in a later post.

To keep you up to date there are a lot of changes happening with my logo and there is even a brand extension I have been working on for a while that I am finally ready to move forward with.

I will be editing and catching up this month as I get ready for my favorite show of the year Wells Street which is next month! I can’t wait to fill you in on everything. Until then here are a few images from the latest trip!

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Counting Down to Paris

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There are less than two weeks until I leave for Paris and I am wrapping up some projects here in the States and getting ready for my trip. So far I have a few trips planned outside of Paris including a weekend in Amsterdam, a trip to a beautiful B&B in the south west of France, and a week in Italy.

marais

Since my first solo trip to Paris in 2010 I have stayed in various arrondissement. The 7th, 16th, 18th,1st, 5th but I always find myself in the Marais. This year I will be staying close to the pompidou just 10 minutes walk to my favorite cafe in the marais and 10 minutes the other direction to rue montorgueil. You may be wondering why I always stay in a different area. The truth is I absolutely love my morning walks. Walking the streets in the early morning with the sun kissing the buildings and streets before everyone is awake is really beautiful. I love exploring hidden streets and courtyards and the more I see of Paris the more surprises I discover. I hope you will join me as I travel to Paris starting April 20th. You can follow along on Instagram 

Happy Birthday Madame Eiffel

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When I arrive in Paris each time I make a point to make a nod to Madame Eiffel. Its like a tip of the hat to say hello nice to see you again. I have also gotten in the habit of calling her Madame Eiffel. Over the years I have shared many memories under the eiffel tower. I have seen her covered in fog, watched the sunrise behind her, blossoms blooming all around her, the most stunning sunsets with her as the focus, and yes I have even had romantic picnics under the eiffel tower. This is probably one of my favorite memories 😉

The eiffel tower has been part of some of my favorite Paris photos because what’s more Paris than Madame Eiffel? We will be reunited once again in just a few short weeks. I have a few things planned with Madame Eiffel and since our birthdays are less than two weeks, a celebration is in order.

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Easter in Paris

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In 2010 I took my first solo trip to Paris when I launched my photography business. I spent 10 days photographing the city from sunrise to sunset. My travel schedule happened to overlap with the Easter holiday. I assumed everything would be closed and I would have to make alternate plans for the day. Luckily this wasn’t true at all and Easter in Paris is just as an other Sunday in Paris. The Bastille market is open which is a major plus in my book. Wherever you may be this Easter weekend enjoy it with something sweet! If you are in Paris I recommend a praline egg from La Mere de Famille as pictured below.

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Spring Pantone Colors meet Paris Doors

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The other day while scrolling through my pinterest page the Pantone colors for Spring popped up! I was instantly inspired because in my door collection I have all but one of those colors! Any guess which one I don’t have? Scroll through for a visual journey of Paris doors in Spring 2014 Pantone colors.

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pantone spring colors 2014 in paris doors

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Happy Spring Weekend

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In Chicago the temperatures continue to stay cold and I keep telling myself Spring is coming. I am so jealous of all of those enjoying the very warm Spring in Paris. Here are a few links for your weekend reading:

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This one made me laugh out loud. 23 Mildly Embarrassing Signs you lived in France

If you are in Paris there is an exhibit that just opened up at the Musee D’Arabe about the Orient Express It opens today and runs through 8/31

A tale of Paris in the Spring. A blog post I wrote for the fabulous blog Haven in Paris 

David Lebovitz just released a new book: My Paris Kitchen: Recipes and Stories now available on Amazon

The WSJ published an article on Where to Find the Best Croissants in Paris. As if I need another reason to go back?

Spring lunch in Paris

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Friends ask me all the time about the food in Paris. You may know by now that I love my favorite boulangeries and patisseries that I have found on my walks. This happens to be my favorite go to lunch in Paris which is salmon tartare. I lunched with my friend Gail of Perfectly Paris and I haven’t stopped thinking of this perfect Spring lunch.

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One of my favorite views of the Marais I stopped by my friends apartment later in the evening. I could stare out the window all night. The light hit the buildings perfectly.

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To celebrate the kickoff of Spring in Paris and hopefully other places in the world. I am offering a 25% discount on all items in my etsy shop. Use the code THINKSPRING at checkout

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