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Paris Plans – April 2016

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Every ticket I book abroad has a waiting period. I would be lying if I said I make plans and book them without any fear or reservations. I have known for a while I was going back to Paris in April. My sister told me the day of the Paris attacks in November that she had booked a ticket for her family to go to Paris. This was just hours before the attacks. Thank goodness she kept her plans. She always told me they would wait and see if it was safe but for now they were still going…

I planned to arrive the same day my sister did so I could pack in as much time as possible with them. My niece is 2 1/2 and I have been waiting since the day she was born to take her to Paris. I begged every trip to let me take her. This time she is finally coming with us! She now asks me “Auntie show me the eiffel tower” and “show me Paris” asking for videos and photos on my phone. It makes me so happy! I cannot wait for her first croissant and carousel ride. There will be a lot more about Emma’s first trip to Paris in later blog posts.

So much of me wanted to book a one way ticket to Paris. Its probably one of my biggest regrets coming home after all these years. I keep reminding myself that I am still young and there is still so much time in my life to live abroad again. I can’t wait to share the love of travel with someone.

The plan right now is the spend two weeks in Paris. A few days with family, then my Paris family, my birthday, friends and work. Its going to be a jam packed two weeks and I hope that if the weather cooperates cherry blossoms will be in bloom during this time too. I am so grateful for the opportunity to run my own business and create my own schedule. That also means you work hard and you play hard.

I can’t avoid the most recent topic in the news of the Brussel attacks. I am keeping everyone in my thoughts and prayers. This has to stop! But one thing that can’t stop is travel. The terrorists continue to fill us with fear. The first thing people want to do is cancel trips and avoid danger. But if we avoid living our lives then we are already surrendering and letting them win. Paris is quiet now because of the attacks in November and I can only imagine the Brussel attacks will cause more trip cancelations. I still plan on traveling in two weeks and if you have a trip planned I encourage you to do the same.

I would love to know your thoughts on travel in Europe and if you have a trip scheduled are you keeping or canceling.

xo

 

 

 

Meet the Maker – West Elm Chicago

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Hey Chicago! Its been a fabulous year. To all of those who have followed along through my travel adventures I thank you from the bottom of my heart. I have been so lucky to have met some of you in person from shows in the Chicago area. It has been such a wonderful experience and I am so grateful each and every time you say hello and introduce yourself. There is one more opportunity in Chicago to say hello and purchase some of my photography in person. I will be at the West Elm Store in Chicago (lincoln park location) from 1pm – 6pm this Saturday December 13. Happy Holidays to you all! xo

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Another Sunday Morning on Ile St Louis

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I really love spending time on Ile St Louis. During different times of the day the island is changing. This morning I met my friend Melissa for breakfast at St Regis. I arrived a little before her so I took the opportunity to capture the morning light. After a fun chat over pancakes I was off to the Bastille market…

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Chez Julien in the Marais

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Chez Julien in the Marais

Paris Cafe Chez Julien found in the Marais. A seat outside is a perfect spot for a coffee and people watching

Pottery Barn Catalog – January issue just arrived!

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Today I walked into the Pottery Barn store just to take a peak around (my work is just available on line and the catalog ) and on the way out I picked up the catalog. I didn’t expect to find my work in the catalog just yet but as I was flipping through I found my work on page 35. I stopped walking and literally squealed with excitement!! Yes, and even a few tears of happiness!

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Postcards from Paris

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Paris is romantic with each detail. What would your postcard from Paris look like?

2 months and counting!!

St Chapelle Stained Glass

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My first trip to Paris I had tons of people recommend that I see the stained glass windows at St Chapelle. If you have a chance its worth the wait in line. I suggest you go on a sunny day so you can fully experience the stained glass filled room.

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