My 10 day trip to Paris was pretty much full on rain and cold weather. There were two tiny moments of sunshine. The first hint of sunshine was on the day that I met my friend Katie Donnelly at Café de Flore for a photo session. I walked at sunrise down St Germain des Prés to meet her. It wasn’t too far of a walk and I really enjoyed the quiet morning. I arrived early (shocker for anyone that knows me) and saw my favorite waiter Laurent.
Katie and I caught up for a bit while we ordered a café crème and a croissant. We hadn’t seen each other since October and while we facetime and text, it was good to see each other in person. The sun was still glowing while we captured these images.
I am SO nervous in front of the camera but since Katie and I are such good friends it has become a lot easier to shoot with her. These photographs have become the best memories for me. I can’t believe I spent years not having any photos of me in Paris. These arrived in my inbox just before I turned 37.
Photos by Katie Donnelly Photography
After our breakfast chat and photos, I walked back to my Paris Perfect apartment to check out and move to Pavillon des Lettres. I had been waiting to hang my photography as an exhibition here all week and it was scheduled to go up on this particular Friday. I met with the engineer and put all the frames together to hang in the hallways of the hotel. You may remember a previous post where I asked for help on deciding which art would go up on the walls. I was deciding between Paris in the Spring or Paris in Black and White. It was a split decision between all those who voted so I ended up deciding to do Paris in Black and White just to go along with the look of the hotel.
My room had a wrap around balcony with a view of the Eiffel Tower. I was really looking forward to seeing this view at night.
I had plans in the evening to meet up with a few friends for drinks. We ended up at a spot called Freddy’s next to Semilla. We had small bites and wine and laughed so hard we cried. The next day we were still trying to figure out what was so funny and had us in tears. It was a great night.
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