“The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes.” – Marcel Proust France for me has long been synonymous with Paris, perhaps my favourite … Continue reading #7 France: Food, fizz, chateaux and a certain je ne sais quoi
Another day, another pair of ankle boots. These are a fairly new acquisition: I bought them from a small boutique in the Marais, Paris when I was there last month with my great friends Kate and Shannon. I saw them on the Saturday, was instantly drawn to the bold zebra stripes but hesitated, given that I already have quite a few (!) pairs of ankle boots. But then the next day, after a long brunch and a few glasses of champagne at a pavement cafe, the urge to possess took over and I dashed off to buy them. So far I haven’t regretted it.
Marianne Cantwell, author of Be a Free Range Human, is never short of fun, creative, freedom-enhancing ideas. One of her recent Friday emails (what she calls her Friday love letter) invited her readers to imagine what they’d do with an unexpected day off. She encouraged us to give ourselves free rein, to dream big, or small, just as it suited us, and to free ourselves from any barriers of cost or possibility. I felt inspired to give it a go, so here, in no particular order, are my top 10 ideas. (more…)
GoosterontheLoose is now blogging from a little closer to home than usual. There will be more South American stories to follow; for now, a tiny titbit from the land of … Continue reading Champagne & shopping in Paris