Paris: A Picnic Under the Eiffel Tower

After shopping at the markets of Rue Cler we made our way over to the park beneath the Eiffel tower. It seems to be a rather popular spots for middle school kids to take their lunch breaks, but that didn’t bother Brian or I. Yes, that is a giant tennis ball hanging off the tower.Continue reading “Paris: A Picnic Under the Eiffel Tower”

Paris: Ménagerie du Jardin des Plantes

The Ménagerie du Jardin des Plantes is a zoo in Paris, France, belonging to the botanical garden Jardin des Plantes. It is the first and thus the oldest civil zoological garden in the world. Today it does not have very large animals like elephants, but a lot of rare smaller and medium sized mammals and a variety of birds and reptiles.  AlthoughContinue reading “Paris: Ménagerie du Jardin des Plantes”

Paris: Sacré-Cœur

The first sight we saw was the closest to our little Paris Apartment, Basilique du Sacré-Cœur. We went bright and early around 9:30 to beat the crowds. We had learned the day before when we were looking for some place to eat that this place gets crazy crowded just after lunch. So we hiked the whatContinue reading “Paris: Sacré-Cœur”

Fabric Shopping in Montmarte, Paris

Fabric Shopping in Paris is very different than what I’m used to here in the states. I went on a Saturday morning after a somewhat lengthy cafe sit. Within a few minutes of getting to the shops at the base of Sacré-Cœur, the markets were slammed. I thought I would share helpful tips I picked upContinue reading “Fabric Shopping in Montmarte, Paris”

On being content with less.

I mentioned the trip to Paris I’m taking this year in the last post. We’ve had to cut our spending budget down by quite a bit to be able to afford our already frugal trip. I’ve been taking practically any photography job I can get. I’ve also been weeding through our belongings to try andContinue reading “On being content with less.”

Day One: ♪ Beverly Hills, That’s Where I Want To Be… ♪

I just took a well needed vacation on the opposite coast. My parents are looking to downsize and are considering building a modern pre-fab home. When they heard about the Dwell On Design conference they figured it be a good way to size up some of the many builders and options before they embark onContinue reading “Day One: ♪ Beverly Hills, That’s Where I Want To Be… ♪”

iPPF : San Francisco Botantical Gardens

This was Scheduled to post on Friday  but for some reason didn’t. So enjoy a little late iPhone Photo Friday (iPPF)!  I’m just now slowly weeding through all the photos I took while on vacation in San Francisco. I thought it would be a good idea to break up the bulk of the photos I tookContinue reading “iPPF : San Francisco Botantical Gardens”