Wednesday, April 29, 2020

Mon préféré

 I love so many bridges in Paris, but the Pont des Arts remains my favorite. When I first visited Paris  years ago, I found the few "love locks" charming. As time passed, they took over this bridge and most others and were destroying them with their weight, not to mention their hideousness. Thankfully the city of Paris stepped in, finally, and cut them off, and now have restored them to their former beauty. 

Tuesday, April 28, 2020


Sad to think about Paris empty, with no social interaction on terrasses.

Saturday, April 25, 2020

Monday, April 20, 2020

Tuesday, April 14, 2020

Flower School Catherine Muller II

Today, a closer look at Catherine Muller's Paris flower school. After greeting us and showing us around her lovely shop, Catherine escorted us downstairs where 7 students were busily assembling their bouquet assignment. Have a look.

Thursday, April 9, 2020

Flower School Paris Catherine Muller

Meet one of my newest friends in Paris, the delightful Catherine Muller. I learned of Catherine through some friends here in Birmingham and started following her on Instagram before my last trip. I decided to contact her,  and she graciously agreed to allow me to visit her flower school and take photographs. She and her entire staff welcomed Mary and me to her lovely shop on rue des Pyramides.  For the next several days I will share photos from our visit.

These are uncertain times right now, but if you are an amateur flower arranger or a pro, you can dream about attending one of her three day schools in her Paris, London or New York locations. You will not be disappointed!

Flower School Catherine Muller
1 rue des Pyramides
75001 Paris

Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Paris Rouge - Le Refuge

 We met our friend Owen here for coffee then a spin through the Saint-Vincent Cemetery.

Monday, April 6, 2020

L'hôtel Lutetia

The 110 year old Hôtel Lutetia has undergone a complete restoration. This last trip we took a little tour. Here in the  Salon Saint-Germain, the glass ceiling by artist Fabrice Hyber, was probably my favorite.

Saturday, April 4, 2020

Square Laurent Prache

 This beautiful little garden beside the Église Saint Germain des Prés was full of spring blooms.

1 Place Saint-Germain des Prés, 75006 Paris, France

Friday, April 3, 2020

Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Saint Sulpice

Looking back on our trip, I"m so glad we stopped at Saint Sulpice again. It turned out to be our last day and it was a good one.