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Paris apartment hunting

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I have heard rumors of how stressful Paris apartment hunting can actually be. In the past I have found it challenging but not too bad. This last time around its getting to be more difficult. I am not sure if its because of the success and popularity of airbnb or the trend of renting apartments in Paris. I will have to fill you all in on the good/bad details of the apartment hunt after my current apartment is confirmed. Fingers crossed please! Once its confirmed I can start the fun start of planning. I can’t wait to catch up with friends over coffee and glasses of wine at the many outdoor cafes in the city. Oh and I plan on traveling to another country! Any guesses?

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Home sick for Paris

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It finally feels like Summer in Chicago. Almost over night the temperature increased about 30 degrees and everyone is out and about. Tables line the streets and al fresco dining has begun. Summer in Chicago is the best time of the year. Its what Chicagoans look forward most especially after such a brutal winter. I have been editing images for the last couple of days while I work on a project and I can’t help but feel homesick for Paris…

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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

Spring light

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Today was absolutely beautiful with the light in Paris and the warmth from the sun. Its really feeling like Spring. The cafes are filled with tables outside and there isn’t an empty seat in sight. I want to soak up every minute. Currently as I am waiting for my guests to arrive for the weekend I am enjoying the fresh smell of honeysuckle from my courtyard. Its heavenly!

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Happy 2014!

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Wow, so its been about a week since my last post. The holidays kept me busy with family and friends and I have been trying to plan out 2014. I hope you all had a fun and relaxing end to 2013. What is on your new years agenda?

Where should I travel next, Paris or explore Italy? Would love to know your thoughts.

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Friday Giveaway – What are you grateful for?

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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.

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A few more from yesterday… Paris rooftops on the Seine

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I have been running around Paris day and night for almost a month now and today it finally caught up with me. Thankfully its only a migraine that I am fighting and not the flu that I hear is going around. Here are a few more from yesterday.

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