Sunday, September 7, 2014

Paris Summer Bliss...

Fair Warning...Lots of photos!  I will let my photos share my extreme joy of being able to spend two weeks in Paris this summer.  I will try to keep my words to a minimum.  Iconic Eiffel Tower!  Mr. C and I celebrated his one year trauma accident recovery and  Summer Solstice at Sunset at the top.

View from our apartment.  How joyful to have a place all to ourselves.  

Open air market in the Bastille.  We love to visit and shop these.  Everything is so fresh!

Mr. C sharing with me the blessings of his life.

Our view was the Eiffel Tower.  Our delight was a chocolate and chantilly cream crepe.

The amazing architecture of Notre Dame.  We had such perfect weather.

Silly me swinging in the park near Notre Dame.  I do enjoy childhood fun.

An impromptu orchestra playing lovely music in the metro.  

The gorgeous glass dome at Gallery Lafayette.  The shopping was over-the-top.  Baby Versace!

Oh the glorious Amorino cornet of gelato shaped into flower petals.  Yes, I am that happy!

My very favorite beautiful blue sky with white puffy clouds overlooking the Seine.  

Fresh flowers in Rue Cler.

A bottle of wine for our picnic.

Le Marche des Enfants Rouges is the oldest covered open air market.  We enjoyed marvelous lunch,  

Another favorite of mine...Ile Flottante.  Meringue floating in cream.  This one has carmelized sugar.

Gare du Nord train station.  So beautiful.

I shall let the colors speak for themselves here in the open air market.  These colors sing!

I know how very fortunate I am to be able to spend time with Mr. C and explore such amazing destinations.  We did have a wonderful time in Paris, Provence and Luberon.  Traveling really broadens our horizons.  To be able to experience other places and cultures is truly a gift.  
Many of you are doing rain dances but so far we are still dry with not a drop in sight.  I do appreciate your offers and dancing.  I wonder if a "dome" of dryness has descended upon us.  
Thank you for indulging my photo heavy post.  We took over 2000 pictures and it is very hard to select just a few to share.  Creative Travel Bliss...  


  1. Oh my- I don't think I have ever seen such beautiful photos of Paris-- you certainly did have a wonderful trip!! Thank you for sharing these with us-- I felt like I was there-- almost!!

  2. how wonderful for both of you and such a fantastic trip! Thanks for sharing with us all!

  3. SIGH - how wonderful for you lovely the photos! I especially love the one of you and Mr. C at the little cafe - one for the Christmas cards, for sure. Would love to visit one day...I would probably start with Monet's gardens at Giverny...yes, HEAVY SIGH!!! XOXO

  4. I love Paris. We stayed at the Best Western Bastille and the Open Air Market set up right outside the hotel. It was so fascinating to wake up one day and find it there and then it was gone by evening. Amazing! Such a wonderful city for walking. We thought about going back early next month, or to Germany, but tickets wound up costing way too much so we will not travel this Eid holiday. Glad you had such a wonderful time. Best wishes, Tammy

  5. You have a beautiful assortment of photos. Your trip looks absolutely incredible and happiness shines in every photo.

  6. Lovely photos, you too are such a cute couple. ~Diane

  7. What an amazing experience this trip must have been. Beautiful pictures. Thank you for sharing with us your vacation.
    Yes we are still having rain and to be honest it is so hot that our plants need the rain every day.
    Have a wonderful rest of the weekend and happy crafting. Hugs, Ana
    I should be mailing out your box this week. Sorry it has taken so long to get out to you.

  8. Oh wow, your pictures are amazing!! What an incredible place!! Thank you for sharing these...absolutely beautiful!! Have a great day :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  9. Lovely photos of your both look so relaxed & happy....Paris is amazing... Hugs May x x

  10. Love the pictures! I would do just like you and eat desserts across France! It is so wonderful that Mr C is fully recovered!!


  11. some lovely photos of Paris, so good to see as though only a hop and skip over the channel or under on the train I have never been and as I do not have a passport it is unlikely I will ever visit so good to see what I am missing!

  12. What great photos and you looked like you belonged right there! Love the photo of you with the black and white outfit and scarf....very chic!
    How fun to walk the streets so full of history.
    I am afraid to look in the mirror, I will see a very green face!

  13. What a special and meaningful trip this was! And full of beautiful sights. The Gallery is breathtaking. Plus the food... oh my, the food!! Enjoyed your photos.

  14. Hello dear,
    Oh you make me wish !!
    So beautiful, -and so many years since I was there,- you looks so wonderful and happy in these pictures, and ofcourse Paris is just WONDERFUL !!
    Hugs from Dorthe

  15. How Beautiful! You and Mr. C looked to be having a marvelous time. What a wonderful celebration of his recovery! Thanks for sharing all the photos, Sherry. I enjoyed my mini trip..... ;-)

  16. You have been blissfully blessed!!!!

  17. Hi Sherry, I so enjoyed seeing the amazing pics you share of your wonderful trip. What a blessing to celebrate the year anniversary of Mr.C's recovery is such a beautiful place on earth. You two are so cute and look like you had such a great time.
    Thanks for sharing your adventure.

    Wishing you a wonderful new week and happy creating.
    Blessings and Hugs

  18. Thanks for sharing your beautiful pictures...we get to take a trip and not leave the farm! You are a beautiful lady as well!

  19. Never too many photos, especially of Paris! What a lovely trip you must have had - I would love to sit and visit and hear all about it... I can't imagine what a treat it must have been to have spent two whole weeks there!
    You look perfectly, delightfully, deliciously happy!

  20. Hi Sherri! :) What a perfectly lovely way to celebrate your hubby's recovery! I totally enjoyed the photos of your beautiful trip. You're such a cute couple!...I think of you whenever I see something on the news concerning California's dry spell. I'll keep doing rain dances for you sweetie. xoxo


  21. I enjoyed all of your pictures however the Dome shopping are would be a must for me and best of all the open air flea markets.
    Did you buy a tiny treasure at any of the open air flea markets something like a dish From france or a gold locket with a french picture on it ?
    What a wonderful trip for you and the husband

  22. I love all your pictures especially the one of you in the swing. Oh and all that lovely food and the flowers. Well I just enjoyed it all.Thanks

  23. Oh Sherri, I'm ready to pack my bags and go to Paris! Your photos are delicious....yes, delicious! You could write travel articles!!!!

  24. I enjoyed seeing all your lovely photos. Thanks for sharing!

    Gaby xo

  25. Oh, Sherry!
    What lovely photos of a memorable trip. You really do look blissfully happy, my friend. I'm so glad the two of you were able to take this trip, making new memories together.
    Thanks for sharing with all your friends.


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