Last year I introduced something called “The Paris Diaries” which I took you through my daily life in Paris. I am bringing it back for this trip but by request, I am going to share some of my thoughts and creative process.
The first day after traveling abroad is usually the best sleep of the trip. I don’t nap and power through. I ran into friend’s yesterday who were staying nearby and we walked around the Marais and enjoyed the sunshine. I skipped the coffee in hopes it would help me sleep. I met my friend Lily of Je T’aime, Me Neither who writes for the blog. She lives in Montmartre so I met her up in my old neighborhood for a stroll and wisteria hunt. It rained off an on for most of the day so we caught up over coffee at Cullier to wait out the weather. You may know my love for French yogurt so I am happy to report their yogurt was out of this world good. If you get the chance try it!
We found a few places with wisteria in bloom and I noticed a few new spots in my old neighborhood. I will have to go back on a weekday to explore them.
A lot of people ask me why kind of photography I do and the best way to explain my process is that it is very serendipitous. I walk for hours and see what catches my eye. I knew I wanted to stop by this boulangerie and when I arrived the bike wasn’t there but in a blink, it appeared. A girl ran in for baguettes and within a few minutes, the bike was gone again. I think the color of the bike adds a little extra pop to the photograph.
I went to Orange to pick up a SIM card and I forgot my passport so it looks like because of the Easter holiday I won’t be connecting until Tuesday. I am not complaining and it will give me more time to unplug over the weekend. I will share more about how to get a SIM card when living here in a future post.
Over the next few weeks, I will be adding Paris prints to the Etsy shop so they will be available as I go! Click here to order your Paris Prints.