Wednesday, December 22, 2010

What is Real? asked the Rabbit one day

This weekend we had the honor of attending Martha and Adam's wedding celebration. Two words: Nice dress. It actually got a toast of its own.

Other highlights: fabulous Seattle sunshine, a quote from the Velveteen Rabbit, delicious cupcakes, and a kickin dance party.

Click HERE for the play-by-play and Martha's dance moves.

Monday, December 20, 2010

Life in Paris: Walking

For me, one of the best parts of visiting a city is just walking around and seeing what you find. Paris is full of interesting things to see:

Click HERE for the last album!

Friday, December 10, 2010

Life in Paris: Food

During our week in Paris it was all about the food. As I mentioned, we flew in for Thanksgiving, but rather than eat for an entire day, like a typical American Thanksgiving, we devoured delicious, rich food for an entire week. Flaky chocolate croissants, fresh baked bread, local goat cheese, champagne, and on and on. I thought I would take you on a little food tour throughout the 17th arrondissment and beyond...

One thing I loved about shopping for groceries for Thanksgiving meal was going from place to place to gather our items-- to the farmer's market for cheese, to the indoor market for vegetables and to pick up the turkey, to the butcher shop for sausage, to the bakery for bread, and to the wine shop for wine. While this may seem like a lot of shops, the specialized nature of each makes the quality of the items excellent (except for the celery...I've never seen such sad looking celery...but it was about 20 degrees out so maybe that was a contributing factor).

For the full gluttonous confessional food tour, click HERE.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Life in Paris: Apartment Tour

We recently had the pleasure of a quick jaunt to Paris for Thanksgiving to visit Kelly and Yann. They graciously hosted us in their home, and an absolutely lovely home it is. Though they have been living in the apartment for just a few months, it feels warm and welcoming as soon as you walk through the door. I thought you might enjoy seeing their amazing Paris apartment, complete with a view of the Eiffel Tower from the kitchen window. Apartment envy...

Click HERE for the full tour. Thank you Kelly and Yann for opening up your home to us!