Saturday, November 22, 2014

Meeps Guest Blogger - Last Night...

I dreamed of Paris and my Mom.  I'm a little lonesome but my friends Harry and Lulu come up to check on me. Pugs are a little like cats.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Meeps Guest Blogger - Oh Please


Portrait de famille
Moi et le faux chat

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Monday, November 17, 2014

Ma Petite Meeps - L'opéra


L'autre Meeps is having a ball in Paris while I'm home awaiting Mom's return...le sigh.

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Meeps Guest Blogger - Où est mon maman?

I'm looking for my Mom. I think she and her friends Martha, Sara, Mary and Peter might be on the tippy top of la Tour Eiffel today. I'll check.

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Meeps Guest Blogger - While Mom's Away


This kitty is sleeping all over this pile of scarves that wouldn't fit in her carryon! Purrrfect.

Friday, November 14, 2014

Meeps Guest Blogger - L'autre Meeps, la faux chatte

As if leaving me at home alone for 10 days weren't bad enough, she took this imposter with her to Paris. She calls her ma Petite Meeps. She even has fake scarves. Heartbroken doesn't even begin to describe it. I think I'll go curl up on her white pillows now.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Guest Blogger - Meeps, ma chatte noire


She's gone again. Even though I curled up in her suitcase looking trop mignon, she flew off to Paris today. Check back this week, I'm in charge now!

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

FYI

Starting tomorrow,  I'll be flying to Paris to meet old and new friends, and of course taking many photos for all of us.  While I'm gone, I am putting Meeps, ma chatte noire, in charge of the blog. You might want to check from time to time to see what she's been up to!

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Chaussure Stilletto

 Chaussures et chocolat... two of my favorite things.

Monday, November 10, 2014

BHV




BHV, Bazarre Hôtel de Ville, is one department store that you can take your husband, boyfriend etc. to in Paris and they will be happy shoppers. The basement is like dying and going to Hardware Heaven. If they don't have it done there, you don't need it. I like the other part of the store and across the street is a GREAT pet store.

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Sunday Church Series - L'église Saint-Germain-de-Prés


I found this friendly looking statue at the Saint-Germain-de-Prés church last November. I plan to stop in a time or two this trip as well. I'll be staying just down the street.

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Chestnuts roasting....


on an beat up bucket in a rusty grocery buggy......at the entrance to the Musée du Louvre.  There goes the French Chic theory.

Friday, November 7, 2014

Très Chic




This exquisite display of burning candles and antique mirrors hanging from this glass case, welcomes visitors to the historic Hôtel Meurice on rue de la Rivoli.


Thursday, November 6, 2014

I Love Paris...


when it drizzles.  If you love Paris, and travel there often, you know rain is going to be in the forecast. Embrace it and the fabulous reflections.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Vieux


J'adore vieux à Paris.

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Lanternes et feuilles

Coming up from the Cité Métro, a welcome sight in November.  I'm looking forward to it once again!

Monday, November 3, 2014

Bleu, blanc et rouge


Le Bonaparte, soon to be my neighborhood! I took this last November while waiting for the bus just across the street.  Seems that this trip this will be my Paris "hood"!

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Sunday Church Series - Les Colonnes


There are so many beautiful churches in Paris to choose from. Although the larger, more well known ones are so well cared for and attract thousands of tourists, I'm drawn back again and again to the smaller churches, like one of Paris' oldest, Saint-Germain-des-Prés.  Last trip it was within walking distance from our flat so we stepped inside a time or two.  Whenever I revisit special places in Paris, I try and find new details that I might have missed before. This trip, the painted columns caught my eye. The wear and tear is quite visible, but I couldn't help but think how those knicks and cracks were caused over all those years.  Saint Germain de Pres should most definitely be on your list.

Saturday, November 1, 2014

CDP Theme Day - Landmark



I have no one to blame but myself for this month's theme, yet questioned myself last night as I was perusing my zillion Paris photos, trying to choose A landmark for a  city of landmarks, I chose..... the 3,300 year old Luxor Obelisk at Place de la Concorde.  Although in this photograph, it appears to be made of gold, it is actually yellow granite.

Today I join all of my fellow CDP bloggers around the world who are sharing their city's landmark. Please have a look HERE!

Friday, October 31, 2014

Le Dragon

 Seemingly unaware of the ferocious dragon hovering over her head.

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Table pour deux

Au Vieux Paris d'Arcole, in the shadow of Notre Dame. Like walking into an old painting.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Automne à Paris



Rue Bonaparte. This trip, I'll be very close.  Hope they don't sweep up those beautiful brown leaves before I get there.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Bleu à Paris



I'm never bleu in Paris as I think every day there, no matter the weather, is a delight for me.  I loved this beautiful pale bleu door near the Palais Royal! I love all the wonderful details of course.

Monday, October 27, 2014

Qui est le touriste?



I'll let you be the judge! It really does pay to blend in when visiting other countries for many reasons.
(Disclaimer: This is posted in jest, lest I rile up one of my readers again!)

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Paris Rouge - Outdoor Installation


I am always fascinated by the way the city of Paris camouflages construction around the city. Sometimes it's trompe l'oeil surrounding a building under repair,  but in this case in Montmartre, art hung from Paris ROUGE girders.

Friday, October 24, 2014

Dusk



Resting at a café, waiting for Mary, was a good time to enjoy nightfall at the bustling Stravinsky Fountain and the Centre Pompidou

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Bienvenue à Parc Monceau



Only in Paris do the gates to a park make your feel like you've just entered Versailles!  Parc Monceau, located in the chic 8th arrondissement, is lovely, quiet park. I have only visited once, but would love to spend time there again.  Another little Paris jewel.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

The Boys in the Band


One of the things I love most about Paris is the music. No I'm not talking about operas or symphonies, it's the music that surprises you while you walk in the Métro or walk down the street. This band greeted us after an exhausting haul up the zillion steps of Abbesses Métro in Montmartre.  A welcome sight and sound.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Looking Down



Most visitors think that the only views of Paris from high above must be from the Eiffel Tower or the Sacre Coeur. Luckily for me, I have some pretty savvy friends,  and I've learned to love the rooftop decks of Galleries Lafayette and Printemps . This view of the beautiful Madeleine Church was taken from Printemps' rooftop deck.  Merci Peter Olson!