Wednesday, March 03, 2010

A Vacation in My Mind

Sometimes you make plans and they just don't pan out. Such is the case this week - we're supposed to be on vacation but life and work happens. We're in the middle of rescheduling for next month (we really want to get away before our girl gets here) but in the meantime I'm mentally going on vacation today and revisiting these images that I captured on my last few trips to Paris. Some of them I've shared here before but to me they are so magical that I can't help but look at them again and again. I hope you feel the same!

This post was originally published earlier this year as a guest post on
The Beauty File. Incidentally, Lisi, the lovely gal behind TBF is a sponsor of Ciao, Chessa! so please be sure to show her some love...

One of my favorite modes of procrastination, other than stalking photography websites and fun, stylish blogs is to dream about travel. My number one indulgence is taking vacations and luckily I married a guy who shares this passion. Ever since I was a girl I've loved to look at maps and study cities and roads in different countries. I'm the girl with the guidebook in her face reading about the big sites and the hidden gems, the girl looking for the fabulous must-try restaurant, trying local food and drink and looking for the fabulous shops. And, of all the places I've visited, the one that we keep going back to is my beloved Paris. I left a piece of my heart there when I studied and lived there while I was in college. I've never quite been the same..Paris does that to you.

Of course it's freezing there right now too but I'm dreaming of sipping a cafe au lait (and if I wasn't pregnant a delicious, pre-dinner Kir Royal) in a lost corner of the Latin Quarter, wandering around the Île Saint-Louis enjoying a Berthillon sorbet, lounging in the Champ de Mars and looking up at the Eiffel Tower, eating and shopping my way through Les Champs d'Elysees and the Latin Quarter, strolling through the Jardin des Tuileries, people watching pretty much anywhere, strolling along the Seine, window shopping in the Place Vendome, the Galleries Lafayette, and the trendy Marais and walking through the long halls of the Louvre and the Musee d'Orsay or the Picasso Museum, my favorite museum in my favorite foreign city. Le sigh...

What about you, dolls? What's your favorite destination and procrastination go-to place?

All images taken by me on previous trips to the City of Light.


le petit chien et la fille.







when I am alone.

walking from the past

the bank

Alone in the Afternoon

un petit jardin



I think I died and went to heaven.

Naked Trees

on the way up and down/>

Le Woof Woof.

Regarde Moi



when you love Paris

Today's Soundtrack:
Carla Bruni - L'Amoureuse

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