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Paris has many charms. Monuments, palaces, parks, amazing food, and great shopping. But I’m more than content just wandering up and down the city streets, admiring the buildings, and watching the hustle and bustle of people going on about their everyday lives. Those city scenes are what I love most about Paris, and what I most look forward to about going back.
Posted on March 28, 2014
It’s been a long time since I’ve been this excited for a weekend. Tomorrow my mother and I are heading off to Paris for a week-long getaway. I’m looking forward to time spent people watching in cafe’s, photographing the city streets, and stuffing myself silly with amazing cheese, baguettes, and pastries. I’ll try to post a few photos from France next week, but mostly I’m hoping to decompress and unplug.
Here’s what I’ve been up to on Instagram lately. Hope you have a great weekend!
Posted on March 7, 2014
After a very cold and snowy week, I’m thrilled to hear that we may be getting warmer temperatures this weekend in addition to our longer days. I’m hoping to take my bike out for a spin, and meet up with a friend for brunch and pedicures.
Here’s what I’ve been up to on Instagram lately. Have a great weekend!
Posted on February 28, 2014
It’s been a long week. I spent most of it in Dallas busy with a work trip, and I’ll talk a little about that next week. Thanks for all your lovely comments on the posts about Spain. Wouldn’t it be nice to be there right now? Especially since there may be more snow in our future. Oh well, I guess it means more time for snuggles and naps.
Here are a few last photos from Barcelona. Hope you have a great weekend!
Posted on February 21, 2014
Last weekend was long, quiet, and romantic, which was just perfect as we have a lot of traveling apart coming up in the next few weeks. Friday night we stayed in, exchanged Valentines, and made pizza. Saturday we went out to try a new, well-reviewed Italian restaurant, then had dinner and a movie on Sunday, and spent part of Monday reading in cafe. It was nice to extend the romance of the season out all weekend, and it didn’t hurt to have these gorgeous tulips from the Mister, brightening up the apartment whenever we were home.
Have a great weekend!
Posted on February 18, 2014
We had another snow day after last week’s storm. On days like this, I like to get out for a walk early and have a look around before the hustle and bustle of the city turns the pristine snow to gray slush.
It’s hard to go far on those mornings. The buses aren’t running, the cabs are charging extra, and the sidewalks aren’t yet shoveled. Still, we made it as far as Rock Creek Park, tromping around in snow up to our shins, watching children go zipping down hills on colorful sleds, and taking a few minutes to make a panda out of snow.
Posted on February 17, 2014
It’s been four years since we’ve had anything like the snowstorm that rolled through last week. Something like 8 inches of snow in one night. I know I’ve whined a lot about winter lately, but it’s hard not to get caught up in the excitement of a coming storm, especially since it’s been so long since we’ve had that much snow in a single day.
The heart of the storms always seem to come in the middle of the night when most of the city is sound asleep. That is my favorite part. When all the cars have given up for the night and the plows have yet to do their work. The streets and sidewalks disappear under a white plain, and for a little while the city is silent. Around 3 a.m., I spied this lonely walker making his way through the snow in the middle of the road, an eerie and otherworldly sight on what is normally a busy street.
Posted on February 11, 2014
Someday I’ll stop complaining about the cold and gray and snow. Today is not that day. I got brought down by another cold over the weekend, and the one time I ventured outdoors it snowed. More—possibly a lot more—is forecast for tomorrow night.
Winter hasn’t gotten to me this badly since the first one I spent in Michigan, now, eight years ago. Next year I’ll need to remember to schedule more travel during the cold months–preferably somewhere warm and green. For now, I keep trying to snap myself out of my funk with fresh flowers, cooking lots of fresh vegetables, and eating entire boxes of strawberries if I feel like it.
Posted on February 10, 2014
Sometimes all you really need to brighten up your gloomy winter days are $10 worth of flowers from the shop down the street. It’s extra nice when they wrap up your bright yellow mimosas and cabbage flower with brown paper and string. Looking at these beauties, I can almost imagine it’s spring.