Located just around the corner from Notre Dame, Sainte Chapelle seems unsuspecting. First of all, it's located in the middle of the block. If you look for it, you can see the gothic spire towering above the government buildings it's surrounded by. If you actually know about it and decide to go in, your first … Continue reading sainte chapelle
There's no treat in Paris as unique, elegant, and ubiquitous as the macaron. You can find hundreds of specimens in practically every corner patisserie. The edges may not be perfectly smooth, but you can find the dessert with the classic fillings - chocolate, coffee, vanilla, raspberry, pistachio - anywhere. Of course, there are the luxury … Continue reading macarons and makeup
If you've ever seen a sunset in Paris, then you understand why Monet devoted his entire life to painting the light in this marvelous city. The way that light reflects from the sea-foam green Seine river to the cream-colored buildings, the way it bounces off pebble paths onto marble statues, is simply dreamy. Standing on … Continue reading sunset in the tuileries
Looks like our weekly updates are going to be more like monthly updates! Here is what's been going on lately... As I had anticipated, having a routine again has been SO nice. The third or fourth day of my French classes (which are every day from 9am-1pm), I realized that the last time I had … Continue reading life lately
Nothing makes the whole world serene like snow falling quietly, covering everything high and low in one shade of white. I adore hot summer sun and bright shades of blue and green, but there's nothing quite as peacefully beautiful as a fresh snowfall. Usually I see snow covering fields, bushes, trees, and suburban houses. … Continue reading paris in the snow
This is the second half of my parents' visit to Paris at Christmastime. If you missed the first part, you can find it here. Strasbourg Two days before Christmas, we boarded our (very first!) European rail and headed to Strasbourg, the Capital of Christmas. We devoured our way through the Christmas markets, took lots of … Continue reading christmas in paris: part ii
Warning: This is a long post. And I still had to split it up into two. Although, I don't think I should be warning you, you should be excited... not many blog posts are long these days. I miss looking at a whole big post of people's travels and adventures! Regardless, you were warned. Not … Continue reading christmas in paris: part i
Hey, friends! It's been awhile since I've even thought about writing a blog post - any free time I've had in the past, oh, six months, has been quickly gobbled up by trying to really rest. It was only yesterday that for the first time in six months I've felt like I been able to … Continue reading coming up for air
I wrote a little bit about how I've been feeling about our move in my last post, but I thought I would share a little more about what it's been like for us to move to Paris. This might be interesting for people thinking about moving overseas, or just for those of you who are … Continue reading what is it like to move to france?
Hi! Seven days ago Whit and I packed up all of our bags and traveled across the Atlantic to start our new life in Paris. It has been exhausting, exhilarating, unbelievable, and everything in between. On the first few days when we were SUPER jet-lagged, I reminded myself that I can feel a range of … Continue reading bonjour from france!