Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Le vélo

Exploring courtyards reveals little treasures.

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Afternoon Light

Always check their calendar of events and exhibits before your travel to Paris. It's a treasure!

34 avenue de New York
75116 Paris

Monday, September 17, 2018

I Love Paris in the Fall

Now that autumn is around the corner, I"m looking forward to seeing Paris at my favorite time of the year,  November. The golden yellow and orange leaves are glorious.

Friday, September 14, 2018

Toits de Paris

Waiting impatiently for the sunset to sett from the roof of Galeries Lafayette. I love getting a bird's eye view of Paris. 

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Le fumeur

Another reason to always look up!

Monday, September 10, 2018

Begs the question...

How did the owner get the box up there and how do they ever water it???

Sunday, September 9, 2018

Saturday, September 8, 2018

La nuit dernière à Pais

The last day/night in Paris, I find myself in overdrive, trying to squeeze every single image i can shoot to capture the bittersweet moments that I know are ticking away.

Wednesday, September 5, 2018


Today we return to the Musées de Sens. Looking out the window, I found this delightful garden.

Saturday, September 1, 2018

City Daily Photo Theme Day - TEACH

It seems wherever we go in Paris, we find groups of students ton field trips around the city. It must be marvelous to have the unlimited cultural opportunities that Paris offers! This lucky class was touring one of my very favorite museums, Cité de l'Architecture et du Patrimoine. If you have not discovered this jewel, put it on your list for your next trip.

Today, I join City Daily Photobloggers around the world posting their choice for this month's theme.
Click HERE to see them all!

Friday, August 31, 2018

Thursday, August 30, 2018

Paris Rouge - Le café

This colorful place was begging to be photographed!

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Bienvenue !

We have been fortunate that for the  last few years, our flat and our Metro stop was near this beautiful store. We especially love the convenience of La Grande Epicerie next door.

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Thursday, August 23, 2018

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Paper Tiger

Of course Parisian tigers wear scarves!

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Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Sunday, August 12, 2018

Très Chic

Place Vendôme as the sun was setting.

Saturday, August 11, 2018

Été au Bois - Le petit jardin

One of the most charming areas of the Jardin d'Acclimatation, is the sweet little garden, which comes with its own charming épouvantail!

Friday, August 10, 2018

Été au Bois - Le vélo

While waiting with the kids for the next boat ride, I spotted this!
Jardin d'Acclimatation

Thursday, August 9, 2018

Été au Bois - Moto Envy

Today we revisit the delightful Jardin d'Acclimatation in the Bois de Bologne. Davis found plenty of Paris motor to ride in the amusement park.

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Été au Bois

If you've never visited Paris with children then more than likely you have never experienced le Jardin d'Acclimatation! Located in the Bois de Bologne, it's a delightful place to spend the day with les enfants. It combines a charming little amusement park, boat rides, gardens, petting zoo and a playground with many activities for all ages. This climbing structure looked like la Tour Eiffel to us. Try and calculate how high it goes. The French have a more lenient approach to playgrounds!

Sunday, August 5, 2018

Friday, August 3, 2018

Lêche - vitrine Palais Royal III

Today the delightful toy shop at the Palais Royal. I'd be willing to bet that there's not one toy inside that requires batteries!

Thursday, August 2, 2018

Lêche-vitrine au Palais Royal II

The light and shadows playing on the wall were as eye catching as the jewelry in this boutique.

Lêche-vitrine au Palais Royal I

Today we begin another mini series, Window Shopping at the Palais Royal. Lêche-vitrine is the French for window shopping and literally translates to "lick the window"! The chi chi shops at the Palais Royal certainly have that effect on me!

Today, my favorite, Didier Ludot. Here you will find the most divine vintage couture items. The window always catches my eye. 

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

City Daily Photos Theme Day - Music

How could I offer any other musician but Christian Bassoul! I met him and his band of singers and dancers in June, 2009, when my family found them on rue Mouffetard. For many of my trips to Paris, I make sure I"m there on Sundays. He is a Parisian treasure.

Today, I join my City Daily Photobloggers for this fun Theme Day! 

Monday, July 30, 2018

Alexa et le chat!

This is what happens when four cat lover and Peter visited the Café des Chats! This is the perfect place for cat lovers. Their chocolat chaud was delicious as well.

Café des Chats
9 rue Sedaine
75011 Paris

Sunday, July 29, 2018

Sundays on rue Mouffetard

Sundays on rue Mouffetard, a grand time is had by all, young and old. The locals show up and sing and dance, spectators join in the singing and some join in and dance as well. This petit enfant was giving it some thought! 

Friday, July 27, 2018

Les toillet toters

This has to be one of my favorite street shots. I was sitting at a sidewalk café and watched these two go by. The guy in front clearly had the hardest job. The guy at the back, although dashing in his straw hat, was not much help. For those of us in the US who use our cars for every single errand, being a Parisian without a car, creates some very interesting ways to get home from the bricolage!

Thursday, July 26, 2018

Très gentil

We wandered into a small courtyard in Montmartre and spotted this chair  beside the stairway as we left. The note above it was so typically French. They manage to get their point across in such a lovely way.

If you are tired before climbing the floors. Sit down. But don't leave with the chair!

Wednesday, July 25, 2018


Christmas carrousel at the Hôtel de Ville is always a favorite for the children and photographers!

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Cimetière de Passy VI - L'ange

We often see mausoleum doors or grave markers with a flower tucked inside. I thought this lovely angel with the dried leaves was especially sweet.

Monday, July 23, 2018

Cimetière de Passy V - Paris Rouge

Peering inside mausoleums in Paris cemeteries is fascinating. Here, all the comforts of home!

Sunday, July 22, 2018

Cimetière de Passy IV - La rose

Continuing the Cimetière de Passy series, today a look into one of the beautiful mausoleums.  This cemetery is almost 200 years old and is very well kept. 

Saturday, July 21, 2018

Cimetière de Passy III - Les fleurs

Today is the 3rd in our series of Cimetière de Passy. As I have shared in previous posts, this is one of my favorite cemeteries as it's so convenient, small, yet lovely.  This day in January, Peter, Mary and I visited just after a rainfall. The raindrops on these lilies was too beautiful to pass up.

Cimetière de Passy
2 rue de Commandant Schloesing
Paris 2016

Friday, July 20, 2018

Cimetière de Passy II - La porte ouverte

Today, the second in the Passy series. The mausoleums here are beautiful. I think I could publish and entire book of just the doors. I especially loved the blue palm fronds and wreath on the doors and the shadows inside.

Thursday, July 19, 2018

Cimetière de Passy I - La vue

Say what you will about Père Llachaise, the residents of Cimetière de Passy have the best view in Paris. Located across the street from the Palais de Chaillot, the view of la Tour Eiffel is everlasting.

When I meet with friends to help them plan their trips to Paris, I always suggest Passy if they have only a few days in Paris. If they have longer, of course I encourage Père Lachaise, Montmartre or Montparnasse cemeteries, as well. Passy is small and doable in an hour, and you can bundle this with your trip to la Tour Eiffel and perhaps the Contemporary, Architecture and Fashion museums in walking distance.

I"ll be featuring Passy, for the next few days here. Maybe you'll decide to add it to your Paris To Do List!

Cimetière de Passy
2 rue de Commandant Schloesing
Paris 20016

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Marché Bastille

Way back in 2007, we walked up on our first, but not our last, Paris marché. Let's say the offering at a Parisian market can be similar to southern markets but we found quite a few eye opening items! 

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Bon temps!

When you travel to Paris with children, you discover all of the wonderful parks and playgrounds it offers. I think this might have been in Tuileries. Davis loved it!