Take a look outside

December 3, 2016 at 10:51 pm (My 2 cents on nothing important, My life, and how I live it, Recent Obsessions, Thoughts) (, , , , , , , , )

It’s not necessarily the decor that I love, but the fact that peering outside the windows, I know it’s a city I’d love living in.

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Paris no longer

October 25, 2014 at 3:09 am (My 2 cents on nothing important, My life, and how I live it, Thoughts) (, , , )

It’s been a long time since I’ve even looked at pictures of Paris. Priorities are different now.

Sometimes, I’m sad about that.

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Midweek Link Love

May 7, 2014 at 5:09 pm (Currently reading..., Life happens whether you like it or not, My 2 cents on nothing important, My life, and how I live it, Recent Obsessions, Sharing is Caring, Thoughts) (, , , , , , , , , )

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1. I love airports. I love watching the planes come and go, the hustle and bustle, imagining all the stories the travelers can tell, from vacations to business trips to visiting loved ones. I even don’t mind the hassle of security checkpoints and rude TSA. So naturally, I also love this bird’s eye view of airports all around the world.

2. The first time I traveled to Paris, I did so alone, and it was incredible. I’ve been back since, and it was great in other ways (engaged!) but this New York Times article and particularly the following passage, really resonated with me:

“The question that bubbled up was not so much, Will I be back?, but rather, Could I bring back with me the feeling that I had cultivated here?”

3. This blog post on An Inch of Gray also reached deep into my heart. “I think years of busy-ness and scorekeeping and nurturing the heck out of small children somehow leave little room for thoughtfulness for each other. I think people are generally wired selfishly, and each day is a struggle against a me-first attitude. And our culture leaves us asking every day, “What’s in this for ME?” rather than “What can I do for others?” So when we feel spent, as we often do, we don’t go around looking for ways to serve our spouse.”

This is a constant struggle in my marriage as well, both of us working so hard in our respective roles that is difficult not to ‘score-keep,’ due to never fully understanding what the other goes through on a day to day basis. Anna’s article reminds us to put our mundane bullsh*t aside (well, not in those words) and stop only worrying about what’s in it for ourselves.

4. On a lighter note, check out this on the Bold Italic. Right before I read this, I ran to the store that is literally next door to my place to get some coffee beans. But in order to get there, I have to walk through THE BIGGEST wind tunnel EVER, and I cursed under my breathe every step of the 20-step way. Reading this made me feel a lot better. So I’m not the only person who ‘can’t with this wind.’

5. Mother’s Day is this weekend (the second one I’m celebrating as a mother!) and oh, #16, you are speaking to me, aren’t you?

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City Icons

March 23, 2014 at 1:33 am (Discovering myself by discovering the world, Exploring the city - SF Edition, My life, and how I live it, Uncategorized) (, , , , , )

You know that photo anyone who’s ever been to Paris has of the Eiffel Tower?

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Yeah, that one, or a variation of it at least.

Well, this is San Francisco’s version of that photo.

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(Paris photo taken on our engagement trip 3 years ago. SF photo taken during family outing to Fort Point this weekend, trying to recreate, unsuccessfully, this photo.)

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Pont de Bir-Hakeim

December 13, 2012 at 12:26 pm (My life, and how I live it) (, , , , )

Forget the 10 thousand cyclists in this photo, that bridge is where The Honey proposed to me.

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Ummm, yep.

December 12, 2012 at 1:28 am (Discovering myself by discovering the world, Recent Obsessions) (, , , )

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Paris, my love

November 14, 2012 at 11:58 pm (Recent Obsessions) (, , , , )

This. Everything about this.

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City girl?

June 2, 2011 at 9:32 pm (My 2 cents on nothing important, Thoughts) (, , , , , )

Lived in 2 of these, visited the other 2, love all of them. I’m losing the adventurous spirit I used to have, when I would up and go wherever opportunity took me. Growing up, settling down. What am I gaining? What am I losing?

I’m a city girl, or am I?

I am afraid.

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May 15, 2011 at 6:51 pm (Recent Obsessions, Rose's wedding inspiration) (, , , , , )

OMGosh…I’m swooning…SWOONING…!! How much do you love the Laduree macaroon themed color palette?

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Paris in the rain

May 11, 2011 at 2:48 am (Recent Obsessions, Sharing is Caring) (, , , )

I came across this postcard at CDG Airport on my way back from my engagement trip  2 months ago. Though it did not rain at all on our trip (thankfully), this photograph by French photographer, Christophe Jacrot, felt extremely powerful to me…embodying all the emotions that I experience when I think about Paris. It is now framed in my room.

Here are a few more examples of his amazing work, and to see more, click here. (I was sad to find out that his month long exhibit at the Axelle Fine Art in New York just ended 2 weeks ago. Please come back to New York soon!)

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