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July 31, 2010

Au revoir, Paris...

Just a quick note to say merci beaucoup to Karen of BookBath and Tamara of Thyme for Tea for gathering us together for Paris in July. In the end I couldn't join in as much as I had hoped to, but it was a wonderful event and a nice way to meet new people. And I have a few new books on my reading list and a few new recipes bookmarked in my cookbooks. I hope we can all do it again sometime.

{When I first went to Paris we saw a street artist selling little 'enamels' with this view of the Seine and other scenes like it.  My sister and I both bought some (they weren't very expensive), and we thought they were so unique and charming until we saw the same enamels, and the postcard they were made from, all over Paris. Tourists! Oh, well.  They still bring back fond memories of that first visit.)


Coffee and a Book Chick said...

I participated full force in the beginning and then scaled off in the end because of vacation...however, I did get to meet a lot of new sites as well, not to mention, I'm even more interested in Parisian culture and art! It was a wonderful experience and fun to take part in!

Tamara said...

Even though this was a popular image to sell tourists, it does have an irrestiable charm. I remember seeing this too in Paris - however, when we're far away from the busstling crownds of tourists, these little charms can take us back to our memories and carry us forward to our dreams. Thanks so much for participating in Paris in July, we've loved every contribution (big and small).

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