4.01.2009

Day 1




Paris Day 1: Views from our apartment. Top is the first polaroid I shot there, immediately after dropping my bags and letting out a big gasp.


* Because I was so tired of always saying "next year".
*Because this year it is 20 years since my last visit.
*Because it was my birthday, and I imagined waking up in Paris on your birthday was as good as it gets. (It is.)
*Because my mom and friend were waiting for me there.
*Because I was craving some good falafel, and needed a new scarf.
*Because I really do love Paris in the springtime.

24 comments:

mimi charmante said...

That is so my 40th birthday plan! Have an absolutely marvelous time and enjoy all of the divine treasures Paris offers~
xo

v a n e s s a said...

how wonderful! i can't wait for my trip to Paris! have a fantastic time!

erin said...

these are wonderful. so glad that you got to go!

Cicada Studio said...

How completely lovely! And here I am racking my brains for a special 40th bday present... how come I didn't think of this?!

shanon said...

Oh wow. Congrats and Happy Birthday! I can't wait to see what's to come.

Alicia said...

Yes, Michelle! It is the perfect way to bring in a new year!

Char said...

I can't even imagine...I hope you have the most wonderful time

Kerry said...

Joyeux Anniversaire!
Keep feeding us some yummy Paris pics!

Laura Trevey said...

Oh.... to be in Paris!!
This inspires me to Paint!!

It' an Evolution said...

Oh it looks absolutely wonderful! Happy Birthday you lucky girl. Enjoy every moment.
Janet

Kasey said...

jealous.
but, you so deserve it.

Mrs.French said...

I knew it! I did! enjoy every moment...and for goodness sakes, take millions of photos!

my goal is to be there within a year...until then, I will live vicariously through you! xo t

Joy said...

tres jaloux!! (or something like that! :)) Have a great time and happy birthday!!! gorgeous photos...

CheshireCatsGrin said...

You work some serious magic with that camera of yours! (mmm falafel)

Sunnydaze said...

Looks amazing, have a wonderful time and a very happy birthday! Please more pics of beautiful Paris!

Oh, and I spotted you calender on one of my favorite blogs.

http://decor8blog.com/2009/04/01/an-impressive-treehouse/

Mary said...

What a pallet you'll have to work with!

Alicia said...

Sunnydaze- Thank you for the calendar link! I read Decor8, but in my tired state of mind I surely would have missed it.

Tiphaine said...

Hey, nice shot.
I'm reading your blog for several time by now.
I'm french and I'm living in Paris.
Hope you will have a wonderful time here. It's sunny so it's just perfect for you.

Suzanne : : S.HOPtalk said...

Green with envy, but so excited for you. Thrilled you went for it. Adding, "waking up in Paris on my birthday" to my wish list.

Mary Jo from TrustYourStyle said...

Great photos and even better reasons to be there. Happy b-day!

d. prizzi said...

Have a wonderful time in Paris! Looking forward to seeing your beautiful photos! They are always so inspiring :)

Anna said...

Hello! I am new to you blog. My name is Anna. This post almost made me cry because I have the same feelings of Paris in the spring and longing to be back. Thank you thank you for sharing, the photos are amazing! I'll be back!

Meghan said...

I love Paris in the springtime! hope you are having the most wonderful time-- the pictures are beautiful as always.

alexandra said...

beautiful! miss paris : ( xoxi