Tuesday, February 17, 2009

For the Love of Paris

I've been to Paris several times, but in the summer of 2007 I had the opportunity to stay there for a little over a month. The time I spent there was magical. I stayed with a host family in a lovely apartment in the 16th arrondissement. This is the view off the balcony of the apartment I stayed at.

I wish I had practiced my french more and learned more while I was there, but a guy I had dated from there ended up meeting up with me and I spent my whole summer in love instead ;-) I guess that is really what Paris is all about anyway LOL.

I took many pictures of the fabulous bread in Paris. I am fascinated by their bread artisans!! Here is a photo I really liked.

The thing that really strikes me about Paris is everything seems to be an art. The French take such pride in how they do things. It is a true town of perfectionism! The pastries are gorgeous, the cheese delicious, the wine superb and the food magnificent. If it isn't good they won't serve it.

Here is a picture of some wonderful french cheese.

Here are some cakes and pies I took a quick shot of.

I love the fact that you can sit in a cafe all day, people watch and slowly sip a cafe au lait or some wine and they don't chase you out or get upset that you've been there for 4 hours. Everything is in it's own time. There's always time for one more glass of good wine.

Here I am making sure none of the wine goes to waste :)

I took many photos in Paris and collected lots of herbs at the markets there for the soap. When I'm feeling a little dull I just take my photos out and the life pumps right back into me as if I were there and my creative juices start flowing again.

My rolled soaps were inspired by pastries. I get some of the kookiest ideas some times LOL. OH PARIS I WILL BE BACK!!

Thanks for letting me share this with you, I hope you enjoyed the photos. Be sure to continue signing up for the contest for the free bar of soap on the post below this one.

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Janelle said...

What a great post! I've never been, and probably won't ever get to go to Paris, but I sure enjoyed the little "field trip" in your blog... :)
My daughter lives in a small village in Spain, and the architecture looks a lot like that in your top photo - more like a movie set than reality....

Lucie Wicker Photography said...

Ahhh I loved this post! I wish I was in one of those cafes right now...

Anonymous said...

wow how nice! Wish I could be there in Paris too

Ripper Arts said...

Very inspiring photos, oh to be in Paris!

Sedie said...

Wow! I want to go to Paris again with my hubby this time and "be in love". I love the city! This is a great post!

DeShawn Marie said...

I hope to get back there this Summer, but not sure. Maybe we could double date there..LOL. Paris is very inspiring indeed.