Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Portes Bleues Et Un Vélo

Today's photograph was chosen to introduce a wonderful new book to you my dear readers. The cover of French Essence, features a similar door and a bicycle!  This is Vicki Archer's second book, and it debuted in the US this month.  Mine arrived on Saturday, and I've been curled up with it ever since. This is Vicki's second collaboration with the talented Paris photographer, Carla Coulson.  These two make a magical team and their first book, My French Life, is one of my very favorites.


Visit Vicki's blog French Essence and Carla' blog, Carla Loves Photography!

13 comments:

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Amazing resemblance to the cover, V! I cannot wait for my book to arrive also... I may have to have a special room for all my special books: books on Paris, French novels, photo books, children's French books...

It seems that we have been waiting a year for this beautiful collaboration to be available in the US!

- said...

why was the bicycle and the door together?

TheChieftess said...

WOW!!! You certainly have captured the "French Essence" in this one!!! What a coincidence!!!!

ET Suzy said...

Oooo thanks for this! I haven't been keeping up with Vicki and had no idea she had another book out.

Daryl said...

I am in love with that door .. insane, yes, I know but I am ...

Starman said...

Doors such as this and bicycles are not limited to only France. You can find them in almost every European city.

Paris Paul said...

How did you know that's my favorite color of blue? Thanks so much for sharing this!

M said...

J'adore bleu!!

Virginia said...

I"Ve had email/blog issues tonight. Bear with me.
V

vicki archer said...

Thank you so much Virginia for this lovely post. It was so thoughtful and generous of you ...and I am especially happy that you are enjoying FRENCH ESSENCE...I love the picture you have chosen, it is uncanny in likeness to the front cover. xv

Carla said...

HI Virginia, Wow that door looks very similar... Have you been to Provence lately. So thrilled you love the book and thanks for introducing it to your fanclub... Carla x

Virginia said...

Carla,
I'm sorry to say I've never been to Provence! I do believe this blue door came from your neighborhood in the Marais! I've loaned Paris Tango to my French tutor and am currently immeresed in French Essence. I recommed both to all my friends!
V

The Shutter said...

I'm off to order that book. Thank you!