Monday, January 3, 2011

Paris in spring

(Photograph by Fred Derwal/Getty Images/ RM, via National Geographic)

A decision made on the spur of the moment....

Just yesterday evening I was marvelling at the gorgeous photos of Parisian scenes in several postings on the blog Carla Loves Photography. I've visited Paris once before, way back in the 90's. By seeing Carla's images I suddenly felt an overwhelming urge to experience the beautiful city yet again.

Having coffee with my friend B. earlier today, I casually suggested to her that we should take advantage of a local airline's New Year's offer of cheap airfares, and go on a weekend trip somewhere. Like Paris, for instance...

B. loved the idea! Tickets for a trip in March were booked the minute I returned home. Paris in spring it is. Thank heavens for friends that aren't averse to quick decision-making!


  1. Sounds exciting, Sniff!! Can't wait to see your photos.

    Happy 2011.

    SSG xxx

    Sydney Shop Girl blog

  2. Oh my dear! I love the quickness with which you made your fabulous decision! Carpe diem! And Cheers to a New Year :)

  3. Oh my ...
    Can I come please....

    What a great idea, I have never been to Paris...

    Have a great day.

  4. How exciting and isn't it wonderful to have friends who think like you and say "Yes, why not... let's do it!!" Can't wait to see you photos and to hear about the trip later on in the year. x

  5. Woohoo - have fun and feast on macarons!

  6. Oh, Paris . . . .

    I want to go there again ! (Spent new years on 2008/2009 :-))


  7. HI Sniff, what an honour to think my photos inspired you to take a trip to Paris.. Thank-you for your lovely words.. Happy New Year. Carla xx

  8. Oh how wonderful! I love Paris in the springtime and I'm sure you will have a fabulous trip!

  9. How amazing!! I've always wanted to visit Paris! You're going to have to tell me all about it when you return :)

  10. I love Paris any time of the year, but spring is best... What a wonderful idea! Only a few weeks to go...

  11. Yes, great idea. And, it's gonna be fashion week from 1-9 march for the fall/winter 2011 shows. Are you gonna catch some shows?

  12. So exciting! So happy for you. I was meant to go too, but I've just bought a rather expensive house so that's another mortgage for me, so think Paris will have to wait. Can go to Paris through you though :)

    M xxx

    She Wore It Well Blog

  13. ooh i am so jealous!
    though i cannot wait to see the pics i know you'll take for us!!!

  14. Great idea darling! Can't wait to know much more!
    Thank you so much 4 your sweet comment, I wish you a wonderful and happy new year you too!
    A lot of kisses,

  15. That sounds wonderful! Paris in spring is definatly the time to go visit. I love it! Wish you a faboulus time! ;)

  16. Happy New Year sweetie!
    That is an excellent idea, I'm so happy for you.

  17. Congrats! What a lovely thing in the calendar to look forward to.