Friday, December 31, 2010
If you have your speakers turned on you can probably hear Edith Piaf singing
La Vie En Rose. I am in a French state of mind this weekend. The reason for this is
a friend just returned from her first trip to Paris and has been regaling me with wonderful
tales of her trip. I have had the good fortune of having been to Paris and other parts of
France a few times and I am thrilled to hear her first time stories. Before she left she
asked me what I most wanted to see on my first trip many years ago and I of course
replied “Everything”!!! She laughed when I told her that I had a great, great, great (I
actually don’t know how many “greats” back) uncle who was a well known painter in
Paris in the 1800’s and has a couple of paintings hanging in the Louvre, but that became
last on my list of things to search out. It started at the top of my list but once I arrived in
that exquisite city, his paintings moved lower on the list because I wanted to see every
single thing I could possibly see in Paris and France...and then, finally his paintings.
I have traveled often with work and I have been fortunate enough to have made a few
more trips to France since my first trip many years ago, and I must say...each time I go
to Paris it is as if I am there for the very first time.
So given my French state of mind this weekend, I will read (for the 100th time) the
wonderful book by Vicki Archer, French Essence...
Enjoy a few French macarons...I took this picture at Madame Paulette’s shop in Los
Angeles.. She also has a shop in Paris that I have pledged to visit one day!
Listen to a little Edith Piaf...
And, sip a little French Champagne to celebrate the New Year....
much love, joy, good health and prosperity. I thank you all for welcoming me into the
blogging world. You have made it a wonderful experience. You have blessed my life.
It has been a pleasure getting to know all of you and sharing so many wonderful ideas
and experiences. I thank you and I wish you all many, many blessings in the New Year.