Sunday, December 29, 2019


Of course I love dining with friends in Paris, the more the merrier, but lunch, glass of wine,  or a special cup of tea or chocolat chaud alone is always lovely. Ladurée on Bonaparte is a place I seem to always go back to. My favorite is rose petal ice cream and violet tea. 

Saturday, December 28, 2019

Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Paris Rouge à Nöel - Merci

Merci, located in the Marais, is one of our favorite stores. At Christmas this cute little voiture rouge is perfect.

Saturday, December 14, 2019

Nöel à Paris

Café Nemours. The simple green trees are the perfect decoration.

Saturday, December 7, 2019

Noël à Paris - Café Nemours

Café Nemours is a favorite spot for us every trip. I love the simple trees at Christmas. 

Friday, December 6, 2019

Noël à Paris - Galerie Vivienne

For several trips we stayed in a lovely apartment owned by friends of ours in Cincinnati. It's a terrific location, just blocks from the Palais Royal and across the street from Galerie Vivienne. This beautiful passage is my favorite. At Christmas it's magical. 

Thursday, December 5, 2019

Temporarily Out of Order

Many of you have asked if I'm in Paris this week. Well, it was planned, but the massive strikes, including Metro, buses and oh so much more were scheduled to start today, so I made the decision to postpone the trip. No one knows for certain how long the strikes will last, but from what I've read, they won't even sit down and talk till Monday and who knows what will result. We hope to make the trip in February or March. Surely they will have all gone back to work by then!

In the meantime, I will continue to share the Noël à Paris photos from years past. 

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Cathédrale Notre Dame de Senlis

This little side door looks hardly large enough for an adult to walk through. This French Gothic cathedral in Senlis FR was completed in 1191. We took the train there last November with our friend Owen Phillips who lives in nearby Chantilly. We were lucky enough to enjoy an organ saxophone recital while there. Tomorrow, we'll go inside for a look.

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Monday, November 18, 2019


Jardin des Tuileries

Thursday, November 14, 2019

Paris Rouge - Charlie

Proof that you can count on finding something charming/interesting to photograph in even the smallest Paris café.

Paris Rouge - Le backpack

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Le grand escalier

Musée Jacquemart-André, one of the smaller museums in Paris is a good choice if you've done the large ones or it's high tourist season.

158 Boulevard Haussmann
75008 Paris

Monday, November 11, 2019

Another Look

I have visited the Palais Royal more times than I can count, and enjoy each and every one, but always seek out another view that I've not taken before. 

Sunday, November 10, 2019

Friday, November 8, 2019

Portes de Paris

rue St. Honoré

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Saturday, November 2, 2019

City Daily Photo Theme Day - Brown

Je suis en retard! Sorry, I missed yesterday's theme day but I'm sliding in at the last minute. The theme for November was brown. In Paris, all I could think of was CHOCOLAT!  Chocolat chaud at Angelina's to be exact. It's an experience I'll never forget. It's on my list for my trip in December of course.

Thursday, October 31, 2019


 Église de la Madeleine, was designed as a temple to Napolean's army, hence it's commanding soaring columns. It's a magnificent church now.

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Paris Photo 2017

After YEARS I was finally ble to experience Paris Photo in 2017. Each trip in November, I gave it great thought and always decided it would probably mean waiting in long lines to enter, even if I had a ticket. This day, Peter, Mary and I were headed to the Petit Palais for an exhibit when I looked toward the Grand Palais and discovered there was not line that I could see! Peter spoke with a guard and voila! I walked up, paid my 30 euros and was inside. This was also my first time under the fabulous glass and steel dome of the Grand Palais, so I experienced an adrenaline rush just wanting to photograph every inch. That and the hundreds of photography exhibition booths was just as Meredith Mullins had warned, sensory overload. I wandered without an organized plan but managed to experience the architecture and the photography. More photographs to come this week!

Paris Photo 2019, November 7-10. 

Monday, October 28, 2019


We never pass a courtyard that we don't peek inside. You never know what you'll find. This was a grand find.

Saturday, October 26, 2019

Paris reflet

Place Dauphine, one of my favorite quiet places in Paris.

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Un bon souvenir

A sweet little memory of my second trip to Paris in November, 2008.

Monday, October 21, 2019

Paris Rouge - La clé

La clé rouge. My kind of sign.

Saturday, October 19, 2019

Les feuilles mortes

 We're visiting Paris a bit later this year in early December. I'll miss the glorious fall leaves but have so many images to remember.

Friday, October 18, 2019

In 2009, Davis was driving a moro at the Jardin d'Acclimatation. Now, he's gotten his driver's permit! Time flies.

Trois amis

These three enjoying a lovely June morning in the park.

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Paris in Bloom

In autumn, the urns at Jardin du Luxembourg are spilling over with chrysanthemums. The colors change from year to year, but always stunning.

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Bientôt !

 This time next month, I hope Mary and I will be stepping into this lovely courtyard at Place des Vosges again to check on the red vines!

Sunday, October 13, 2019

Grosses boules

Believe it or not, I've run into the same bubble maker at the Hôtel de Ville two separate trips!. There's always a gaggle of kiddos trying to catch the enormous bubbles while I"m trying mightily to shoot them before they pop!

Saturday, October 12, 2019

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Arbres sans feuilles

This is what January in Paris looks like.

Monday, October 7, 2019

Après le dessert

The telltale bottle on the table indicates someone had a delicious soufflé at Cuisine de la Phillippe!

25 rue Servandon
75006 Paris

Friday, October 4, 2019

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Paris Reflet

Alexis, located at Place des Vosges, is always a delight. He designs over the top evening gowns. 

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

City Daily Photo Theme Day - Orange

Le gant orange

Today, the first of October is of course our City Daily Photo Theme Day and it's the color orange. Here's the link to the other CDP bloggers around the world!

Monday, September 30, 2019

There She Is!

From almost any vantage point in Paris, you can catch a glimpse.