When our eldest daughter married.. in 2007 ..they honeymooned in Paris..
She sent me emails..that I still have..I loved rereading them again for this post and looking through the photos they took.
The letters are brimmimng with Paris Joy..not Joy de Patou..just joy at everything they were seeing and experiencing..the sights the sounds..the food..everything..
They are on my computer as M's letters from Paris..
The above 2 photos are from the photos they gave us..
I do love all things French..did all my schooling in French except college and 4 months at McGill..majoring in French..:)
The girls did all their primary and secondary in French..college in English..one..university in English ..the other in French..
Mylène..above is a French teacher ..kindergarten..they have Noah:)
One day we think we would like to go to Paris also..we have been to Provence..be still my ♥..
While in Provence I kept a journal with small paintings and stubs from different places ..and words of course.
I love that little journal..it is not at all nice like all the journals I see and love now from fellow bloggers..nonetheless..it's a dear souvenir for me..and I would not hesitate to do another:)
I think that is one of the reasons I could not resist..
This is one of Carol G's letters from Paris!~
Imagine..Etsy notified me just a few days prior..that my letter had been sent..I never expected it in my box in such short short short time..
It is thrilling to get a very very French envelope..Par Avion..Priorité..with your name on it:)
and her art in it..and her little souvenirs for us♥
I love little envelopes in books..journals..this one had a mini in a maxi:)
My art was Parapluies..Monet perfume cards..(The real little bottles are mine..I just thought they went so well with her treasure envelope..
I had watched parts of a Wayne Dyer special on TV while on the treadmill..and he was talking about the need to have a BURNING DESIRE..to do what you want to do..
be it writing..or art..that is must be your passion and that you are ready to focus on that ..
well I think Carol is a perfect example of following her passion.. her dream
Leaving NYC to live in Paris and paint her dreams..
We all benefit from her travel to Paris..we get to see the places she sees..meet the people she meets..and admire her art..not to mention Bear:)
The letters are available at her Etsy shop..click on the link to the right of her blog:)
I love them.
In the interim..until I get to Paris..if I do..
I will stick to creating my own little Paris treats at La Table De Nana:)
Callebaut white chocolate Eiffel towers..To surround a cake maybe?