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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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My short term solution…Paris.

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Thank you all for your kind words and support from my last post.So perhaps it wasn’t fair after my last blog post when I was writing it I already knew my answer. Or should I say my short term solution. I have been taking yoga for the last couple of years but most recently I have been going more on a regular basis. I have amazing teachers and the wonderful thing about it is that is not just about going to stretch there are great lessons to be learned. If you have ever tried it or if you are a yogi you know what I am talking about. One of my favorite things they repeat is stay present. Forget about the past and don’t think about the future. That is the endless list you need to tackle after the hour is over or perhaps where you should move next. The lesson is to stay present. Exactly where you are in that moment. Breathe and work through it.

If I stay in the present as I am taught my immediate future brings me back to Paris. April 20th to be exact. A week after my 33rd birthday. This means 6 full weeks to stay present and live in the moment. I have a short term action plan for after my 6 weeks is up. But I will fill you in on that at a later date.

I booked an apartment close to the pompidou which as I figured out is 10 minutes in one direction to my favorite street in the Marais vielle de temple and 10 minutes the other way to rue montorgueil. A lucky find as I have always wanted to stay in this arrondissement. I am looking forward to seeing old friends and having the possibility to meeting new friends. I have a few project ideas in mind and the creative juices are finally flowing after feeling blocked for such a long time. I can’t wait to experience Paris in the Spring and transition to Summer.

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Last week in Paris

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My last week in Paris feels like a blur. I had friends visit and really loved showing them around Paris. Spring really popped towards the end of my trip and I am so glad I was able to experience a little of that before my trip ended. On my list for a while has been Duc des Lombards which I fit in on the very last night with some very special friends. Here are a few photos from my last few days in Paris.

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Missing Paris

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To say that I miss Paris is an understatement. My three months of photographs during my daily walks in Paris will hopefully hold me over until my next trip. Until then I will be sifting through the photographs slowly and enjoying the moments again.

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Paris picnic

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A perfect spot for an afternoon picnic in Paris by the Seine.

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Afternoon light at Jardin du Luxembourg

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The afternoon light was beautiful yesterday as were the gardens in Jardin du Luxembourg. A great place for a picnic or to put your feet up with a good book.

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Just the beginning…

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I had a lovely lunch with PerfectlyParis today which I will save for another post. I rode my first Velib (bike rental here in Paris) to the Seine and found the cherry blossoms have started to finally bloom. Its just the beginning and I can’t wait!

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