Saturday, March 9, 2013

Visiting a Friend with a View

Behind the large wooden doors, just around the corner from Notre Dame, my friend lives my dream.

"Florence, You must remember, Happiness is none of the things on the outside. It all comes from within my dear...", he says with sincerity.
I am almost sure I'd be very happy living his life!
"Find Happiness within..." he reminds me.
Ahh, this sure feels like happiness to me! What a view...
Amazing Beauty!
One of the new bells to be installed in the tower...never to be seen again by the Public for many years to come...
inside the catherdal
Celebrating 850 Years!
The neighborhood of Il de Citi.
Sometimes I am overwhelmed with gratitude for having such amazing friends...

Friday, March 8, 2013

Girl Power Lunch

As usual, lunch with Adrian Leeds is never a dull moment...
Adrian and Me (feels like old times...and the Good 'ol days!)

Rock Star and "Brigitte Button"

...add a Rock Star, Kim Bingham to the mix, and the Girl Power Lunch goes off the charts!
Today's lunch was filled with inspiring conversation, ideas and proposals!
More will be revealed....

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Paris People Watching at Luxembourg Gardens

A few more things I absolutely LOVE about Paris...
"Paris People".

Honestly...I could spend the rest of my life just meandering along Life with Paris People!

Thursday, February 21, 2013

The Perfect Afternoon...avez-vous dit une "Date"!?

...Well whatever it was, it included interesting conversation about dogs, people, life, and of course Paris! So here I go, falling in Love with Paris again!
Love is still in the least everywhere I look..
Paris has some of THE BEST hot chocolate...ever!
You (or the guy you're with) gets to pour as much melted chocolate as you wish to consume... 
...and then the hot milk...
Stir, then pause to enjoy the aroma....mmm
The end of a perfect afternoon on a chilly day in Paris....

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Catching up with Patrica

Patricia always makes one feel "at home" in Paris. She's like the Parisian eccentric Aunt you've never had. Tonight she shared a few simple recipes to cook after a day of shopping at any of the local farmer's market. She even shared a small secret of one of her popular Paris Soiree dishes...
(I'll never tell!)
Eve is a welcomed guest in Parisian cafes!
A Special Woman...Patricia.
Just me...
interesting night at Cafe Saint  Victor.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

a Visit to Apres Midi for "Keys to Mastering a Well-rounded Life"

Just barely made it to Adrian Leed's afternoon Apres Midi gathering. Fresh off the plane from Seattle (arriving last night) it was so nice to the usual crowd again...and listening to Dr. Monique Wells share her priceless, Time and Life Management keys could not have come at a better time in my life! ( there anything she doesn't know how to do in Paris? I still treasure her published Paris cookbook!) a brief 5 minute conversation with her afterwards she has inspired my goal setting methods to a new level! hint: It starts with baby steps...

Holding a captive audience....
Even though still jet lagged, this was well worth attending. 
Now, I must go polish up my WRITTEN Goals!

Monday, February 11, 2013