Sunday, November 30, 2014

Sunday Church Series - Notre Dame de Paris

This trip I was fortunate to spen more time around this beautiful cathedral . On our way to dinner one evening, we stopped for some night shots. At night, the incredible details are more visible. A true work of art.

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Les Feuilles Rouges

 One perk of visiting Paris in November is the spectacular color.  Forgive me if I overdo the foliage photos for a while.

Friday, November 28, 2014

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Down To The Quai

Last Wednesday, as I made my way towards Tuileries, I decided to take a few minutes and walk down to the quai. The yellow leaves on the cobblestones made for a lovely stroll.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Les Bulles

While by the Hôtel de Ville last Wednesday, I walked up on a young man making these incredible bubbles using two sticks and some string. Talk about a photo op!

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Le Baiser

Our last day in Paris, Martha, Sara and Joe and Anna Mae Chapman joined me as we made one last stroll through the glorious Jardin du Luxembourg which by all accounts was the PERFECT Paris day. The weather was mild and sunny and everyone in Paris was out taking full advantage.  This young couple says it all.

Thank you all who stopped by and left messages for Meeps while I was gone. It was a wonderful 10 days jam packed with food, photos, and dear friends.  I have thousands of images that I am just now downloading and viewing. I hope you will come back often share my latest Paris adventure!

Monday, November 24, 2014

Meeps Guest Blogger - Bienvenue!

 With any luck at all, Mom will be home tonight. I have my party scarf on for her!!! When she comes home I will act like I don't know her but after about an hour, we'll be cuddled up in bed together again. La vie est belle!

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Meeps Guest Blogger - Cat Tales

Last night I curled up with my favorite book, The French Cat.  Actually I could have starred in this book, if someone would ever take me to Paris!

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


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, 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 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


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!