Saturday, June 12, 2010


While on the train to Versailles, Heather pointed out the umbrella holders between the benches. Isn't this just great design at work, I was smitten! Be back soon.

Friday, June 11, 2010


Consecrated in 1845, La Madeleine is dedicated to Mary Magdalene and is one of the most famous churches in Paris. The Corinthian columns are each 64 feet tall: just immense!

Thursday, June 10, 2010


Place Vendome: home to the Ritz and numerous exlusive jewelers. Designed by the architect Jules Hardouin-Mansart in 1698 to house embassies, it was soon taken over by bankers creating their own homes. Who could blame them?

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Pont Alexandre III

The gorgeous Pont Alexandre III. Probably the most touristy location in Paris as the Eiffel Tower serves as the backdrop. I know we both took our pictures with it in the background: who could resist?

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

The Seine

My first moment in Paris was so special but admittedly uber touristy. I popped up out of the metro right on the Seine across from Notre Dame. THAT was my first impression of Paris (ok and since I was alone at 7am maybe I did a little dance right there)! Who could ask for a better memory? Throughout the trip, this lovely river was our pathway around the city.

Monday, June 7, 2010

While I'm away

Planning for my current vacation has had me thinking of my last vacation with Heather to Paris. So for the week, I'll be sharing some of my favorite views of the city with you. It's the vacation that keeps on giving!