Postcard from Paris!


Postcard from Paris

The early morning light of Paris is streaming in through the luxurious linen curtains, as I sit here at the marble-topped table with my laptop. The chandelier above me is sparkling.  My husband is still slumbering in the next room and I have Carli Bruni softly crooning in french on Spotify.

I want to remember moments like this forever.

Life in Paris is very sweet.



I just noticed the patisserie across the street is already open. :) We had steaming café crèmes with a pain au chocolat croissant yesterday that blew our minds. There are no croissants in the world like France.

Is it something in the water?




Yesterday I awoke to texts checking to see if we were okay after the horrific attack in Nice at the Bastille Day celebration. We were just fine, but I had felt nervous about Bastille Day celebrations since we booked this trip to Europe back in November after the terror attacks in Paris.


I shared my thoughts yesterday morning on Instagram:

stylemindchic Another beautiful day dawns in Paris…We are excited to be celebrating retirement and my birthday today in this magnificent city, yet we are deeply saddened over the news from Nice and the losses they have suffered. We are safe and sound in this charming apartment Thank you for the texts, emails and comments checking in on us. 💕Scott and I were in the final stages of booking this trip to Europe when the terror attacks happened in Paris. I’ll admit it, I’ve been nervous about our return to Paris. The images of terror don’t fade easily from mind. When people are gunned down while dining at a cafe, enjoying a concert or watching fireworks, there is no sense to it…I saw military weapons and heard sirens at the airport yesterday. I wanted to get out of the “soft target” zone asap. Scott went out in the crowds for fireworks for Bastille Day late last night, but I did not. We will be out enjoying this summer day in one of our favorite places. 💐☀️
Terror and tragedy can happen anywhere, anytime. We want to be cautious, be we cannot let fear dictate our lives. We will continue to enjoy the adventure of travel and not let the dark side steal our joy. 💖✈️🌎 #france #paris#travel #travelgram #instagram#nicefrance #traveltales #wanderlust#traveling

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And with that, we continue to enjoy the adventure of travel, this lovely apartment, and our last few days in Paris. I’m overwhelmed by the kind birthday wishes I received yesterday. Merci!!  55 is off to a fabulous start!

Here’s to embracing the joy of today!

Au Revoir,


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Dearest Heather, I so appreciate you coming by my blog while you are busy on vacation! Thank you for checking out the photos. Something very strange happened, and I don’t know why, but I resized my photos and all is well now. I just don’t understand why literally all by themselves, they got HUGE overnight! OH WELL, carry on! Have a safe trip home, get cozy, enjoy a fine California summer! HUGS!


Bonjour Heather! Sending belated birthday wishes, and I’m sure you and Scott celebrated in this magical city. Your pics are so beautiful. Enjoy every lovely moment my friend. Hugs Xx


I am glad to see that you are safely ensconced in Corey’s place. It was fascinating to follow her as she and her family created it, and I hope to stay there too some day.

We are grieving with France about the horror in Nice. Please express the solidarity of Americans with France in any way you can.


SUCH a dreamy post from my favorite city on the planet! Soak up all of that beauty and light, Heather – may 55 be the best year ever for you (I have a feeling it will be a good one with the way you are starting it off!). Hugs to you, my dear! xoxo


Bread and cheese and coffee. Besides everything else I remember about our trip to France last year… it’s the memories of bread and cheese and coffee that make me sigh. That apartment looks wonderful. And I’m with “Dreams…” that plate corner is especially wonderful.


Lovely! There’s really no place like Paris. This post brought back so many wonderful memories! Thank you for sharing :)


Bonjour Heather!!!!!!!!!!!
That corner! The very image of the plate collage again! Anita is spot on shouting SWOON! I am completely captured by application of the rustic wood planks. I just pinned this to my “French Postcards” board. You are so correct about the croissants . . . the pain au chocolate . . . they can not be replicated here in America. I must say the same when seeking the perfect baguette!
w / L


Bonjour Heather! I am so relieved to know you are fine and that you are enjoying this iconic city that so many of us love. There is NO WHERE like Paris.

These photos, are they your own? These are absolutely stunning. Every one of them is full of mood and Paris beauty; the one with the table and ironstone plates on the wall…SWOON!

I wonder if you can answer a question for me. Just yesterday, I noticed that my photos on my blog grew HUGE. They were never that large, and it seems as if over night, they expanded in size. As I am looking at your photos, they too seem bigger than usual. Did you change your blog to enlarge your photos? If not, I am having trouble on my end!!!!!

Wishing you more love and fun in the city of LOVE and lights and the determination to live with joie de vivre! Anita

Love to hear from you!