Paris

Monet’s Legacy: Musee de l’Orangerie

Maybe you have seen Woody Allen’s film Midnight in Paris. If you have followed this blog more than a little while, you will know that I am about a short step away from being completely obsessed with it. I think I know every line and I pull them out in appropriate scenarios. I began reading into […] Read more…

Every Girl’s Dream: Parisian Girls Trip

Ok so, what is the most ultimate “girls’ trip” you can think of? Just you and your best ladies- your closest friends, your sisters, your mom- all together for a week of wine and shopping and taking each others’ clothes and beautiful sights? I mean, if has to be Paris, right? The city of lights. […] Read more…

Paris: Notre Dame and Victor Hugo

“The greatest products of architecture are less the works of individuals than of society; rather the offspring of a nation’s effort, than the inspired flash of a man of genius…” Victor Hugo The Hunchback of Notre Dame Notre Dame de Paris is one of France’s most notable structures. A definitive example of French Gothic architecture, it […] Read more…

Paris Museums & Sights

“I sometimes think, how is anyone ever gonna come up with a book, or a painting, or a symphony, or a sculpture that can compete with a great city. You can’t. Because you look around and every street, every boulevard, is its own special art form and when you think that in the cold, violent, […] Read more…

Paris Side Trip: Versailles

Of course, when in Paris, it is a shame to miss Versailles. Unfortunately, the crowds at the palace threaten the whole experience; lining in front of the gilded entry gates, pushing and shoving through the narrow doorways and to the front so that they, too can have their picture taken in front of Marie Antoinette’s […] Read more…

Paris in the Fall: Montmartre

According to Audrey Hepburn, “Paris is always a good idea.” Paris in the fall, however, is a great idea. Tourist numbers are lower, the weather is lovely and while all those beautiful trees that line the boulevards and avenues are beginning to show their autumn colors, the pots are still filled with bright blooms. We […] Read more…