I have been holding onto this photo for a few days trying to figure out what exactly to write. There is so much I want to say that I get overwhelmed and so I haven’t shared it. This is my first self portrait. Thanks to the trust iPhone I put this on a timer against a vase full of flowers and captured this photo.
Earlier this week I stayed in the most dreamy apartment from my friends at Haven In on the left bank just minutes from Notre Dame. It had not one but three of these beautiful windows overlooking the street. The woman checked me in and the minute she left I was glued to this window. I stood there watching the world go by beneath me as people passed by on the street. There is a boulangerie to the right of me and a market to the left.
I have been in Paris a full week. I may have packed two weeks into one. If you have been following along the days have been long and jam packed with meetings and activities. I have had tea at Le Meurice and Le Bristol. I have stayed at some incredible hotel properties. I have eaten so much wine, cheese, chocolates, and pastries. My computer is full with pictures of rooftops, the eiffel tower, and sunsets. I have not gone to bed before 1 am.
This has been one crazy ride. There are days where things move by so fast that it doesn’t seem real. I am truly grateful for everything that has come my way. I will go home in a few days and sort through my photographs and relive every wonderful moment.
Tomorrow is my last day in Paris. Sunday is my favorite day in Paris and I plan on visiting the Bastille market and doing a little shopping for my family. I also have postcards to pick up from an exciting location! I have asked someone special to contribute to the postcard collection so I have a few more to send out. Please comment below and tell me where you are following from. I will pick a handful to send postcards to from Paris before I leave on Monday.
As for the cold it is here to stay and it seems some of my friends in Paris have come down with it too. I spent the evening outside at a café with a friend which I will share more about in a future post. I picked up some medicine from the Pharmacy and hope sleep makes me feel better.
Thank you all so much for reading and for your sweet messages! I didn’t forget about filling you in on today but will push back until tomorrow. I think this one photograph speaks a lot so I will leave you on this note.