30 April 2024

27 April 2024

Light lunch

 Overhead natural light floods an iconic Paris tea room at lunchtime.

226 rue de Rivoli 75001


26 April 2024

Flashback Friday

In the Burgundy countryside.
hotel / restaurant
formerly a Cistercian abbey from the 12th century
 Relais & Châteaux


25 April 2024

House of Van Herpen


This extraordinary Dutch fashion designer has been hailed as a "visionary" whose "creations merge pioneering techniques and luxurious materials, often evoking a sense of avant-garde wonder."
 IRIS VAN HERPEN - Sculpting the Senses

Musée des Arts Décoratifs
107 rue de Rivoli 75001

Ends April 28, 2024



24 April 2024

Water lily Wednesday

Crossing bridges in the Loire Valley known for its wine, castles, scenic villages and countryside.


23 April 2024

Terrace Tuesday


Spring in the air means rosé apéros on a café terrace.

 Above: an impromptu celebration, w/friends 

20 April 2024

Back in time

This weekend the streets of Montmartre have been transformed into a movie set.
Above: filming on rue Lamarck
Also: flea market / brocante thru Sunday
Start: Métro Lamarck


19 April 2024

Floral Friday

Blossoms out on Place Marcel-Aymé who wrote Le Passe-muraille, The Man Who Walked Through Walls.


18 April 2024

17 April 2024

Leaning Tower of Eiffel

One side of the Eiffel Tower is heated by the sun which makes it expand and have a slight lean.

16 April 2024

Table Tuesday

A break from shopping.
Restaurant La Table
La Grande Épicerie
First Floor
Le Bon Marché Rive Gauche

9 April 2024

8 April 2024

Mocha Monday


Excellent coffee at a tucked away Montmartre brûlerie / coffee roaster.

 The Beans On Fire
61 rue des Trois Frères 75018


6 April 2024

4 April 2024



The colimaçon (spiral staircase) inside former home/studio now museum of Symbolist Gustave Moreau (1826-1898).

 Musée Gustave Moreau
14 rue de La Rochefoucauld 75009

2 April 2024

Spring weather

As soon as sunshine puts in an appearance la joie de vivre returns to terraces.

Above: at the Palais-Royal Gardens