5.28.2011

Paris: Simply Irresistible


Anita at Castles, Crowns and Cottages is having a party. She's not only tres chic but a hostess extraordinaire. You'll love her parties....they are enchanting and imaginative. You won't want to miss this one, so go on over today and see who's invited and what fun you'll have with just a click or two. We're all going to Paris. And here's Anita's adorable button:


Isn't she talented? Such a happy drawing!

What could I possibly contribute that would be interesting to all of you AND Anita's stellar list of guests? Photos taken on our last trip to Paris, of course. Brought to you by four of us who think Paris is irresistible: daughter Tracy, son David, granddaughter Kensy and me. (Kensy's parents were not with us.)



Amusez-vous!


My granddaughter Kensy on arrival in Paris.
Simply irresistible!

Our funky hotel on the West Bank

Sacre Coeur: Ooo la la....those stairs!

Arc de Triomphe

So irresistible: Tuileries

Now where else would we lunch, my dears?

Musée du Louvre

Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris

So charming: Jardin des Tuileries


Quel plaisir!


My favorite: Musée d'Orsay

The Obelisk at  Place de la Concorde

The irresistible Seine and Pont Royal 


Hope you had almost as much fun as we did!
Paris IS irresistible.....au revoir!

67 comments:

  1. A lovely drawing! Your grandaughter is beautiful. Great to see that you had a great time in Paris.

    Cheers,

    Rosa

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  2. Great tribute to Paris's high spots. I'm loving Anita's party so much. xx's

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  3. Merci!!!!! I feel as if I've been to Paris during my morning coffee. Wonderful, wonderful photos! I'm going to have another look later. And, of course, I'm going to the party.

    Best,
    Bonnie

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  4. Bonjour Barbara,

    I was happy to see your photos as a lot of the places you had visited so did we, arriving at the Gare du Nord, visiting the wonderful Arc de Triomphe and Sacre Coeur.
    Such amazing places and Paris is such a beautiful City. Kensy is beautiful and I am sure you had a fabulous time.
    Merci beaucoup, for sharing your photos and I hope that you have a great weekend

    Hugs
    Carolyn

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  5. I was 18 the last time I was in Paris. I think it is time for a change.

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  6. So sweet! It looks like she had a fabulous time - as she should!

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  7. OH THIS IS SO DARN FUN....dearest Barbara, THANK YOU, mERCI MILLE FOIS for such a lovely tribute to our City of Lights and for your kind and gentle words about my art; I am a latent artist. I never studied art as I was encouraged to do so as a child, but you know, there is a reason for everything. Maybe I still draw as I did when I was young because I am meant to bring out the child in others. And today, let us be children again and trust in the fragile but yet powerful force of the human spirit and that there IS good in us all....blessings to you dear one, these are fabulous memories. Just what I wanted everyone to do..pull out those ideas!!! Anita

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  8. I love Paris, you just remind me of my last Paris trip together with my hubby. We went almost all places you mentioned except few, I must plan another visit soon. Have a lovely weekend.

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  9. Terrific party, Barbara! You have a beautiful family. Very happy to see such amazing sights, looks like a very grand trip, made even better by your wonderful traveling companions :)

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  10. Paris is my dream city. I want to go so bad. Next time, take me with you, okay :)

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  11. Very very cute drawing. The pics of Paris are making me miss it dearly.

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  12. Thank, thank you for the tour. This whole community adventure is inspiring me to plan a trip. Must get more marron glacé.

    Ruben

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  13. Tres bon!! Just reading your post FELT like Paris. Sigh. Okay. I *DO* want to go back.

    Love the darling "button". Very french-feeling!

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  14. What a stunning tribute to the City of Lights, your mosaics are wonderful. I felt as if I had just taken a whistlestop tour in an open topped bus!
    Looks to me that you all had a fabulous time together in Gay Paree!
    Bisous,
    Maggie

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  15. Love your tour of Paris, what fun it must have been......it has been so much fun to see the best places we all love and I enjoyed seeing your Paris with your sweet granddaughter, she is so cute!
    Thank you for sharing and for Anita to host this happy event!
    Hugs,
    Margaret B

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  16. Oh, how" I want to go to there ".....
    So very, VERY inspiring, and such beautiful family!
    Bon Jour, Mon Amie!
    Christie

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  17. Anita's button really is adorable! And your pictures are stunning, Barbara...they definitely make me want to hop a flight to Paris!

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  18. Nothing beats vacationing with family and friends in Paris :)

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  19. Your granddaughter is simply irresistible :) What a fun time you must have had together! Loved seeing all of your photos.

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  20. Bonjour Barbara,
    It's so nice to meet you and your lovely family here at Anita's Paris party. You photos are a wonderful glimpse at my favorite city, and I love that they are so personal! What a wonderful time you must have had!

    A bientot,
    Dawne from Quiddity2

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  21. Bonjour Barbara,
    It's so nice to meet you.. Thank you so much for visiting Bebe in Paris and your kind words.
    Ahhhhhhhhh.. Your photos are just beautiful.. This is about as close as I have got to Paris.. sigh...
    so I am really enjoying visiting everyone at the party given by my dear friend Anita.
    Blessings,
    Penny

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  22. Your photos are wonderful and although I was just there in April I am counting the weeks until I can return... Your hotel looks charming and I do love the neighborhoods of the left bank.

    I am glad to see that you unleashed the gourmet in your heart to take in all that Paris has to offer!

    Bises,
    Genie

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  23. Bonjour Barbara! Thank you for taking me on the Paris adventure with your precious family!!!!! Beautiful photographs...... xOxO

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  24. Your granddaughter is lovely! traveling Paris with those you love can not get any better. Your photos made my heart long for this beautiful place.

    Nancy

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  25. It is great to be with you in Paris darling....hope we meet again.....nice party from Anita...enjoying...love love ......bisous Ria...xxx...

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  26. How beautiful your tour of Paris was. Anita is so sweet to have us all meet in Paris! Good to meet you!!

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  27. Gorgeous pictures and a gorgeous granddaughter!

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  28. Your photos are fabulous! Looks like your trip was fabulous, too. What a perfect family vacation. I adore my time in Paris, and we share some favorite spots. Isn't Dehillerin the most amazing shop? And Ladurée and the other tea rooms the perfect afternoon treat.
    Thank you for sharing these photos of your trip to Paris. ~ Sarah

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  29. Barbara, I love Paris everywhere, I love Paris every time!! yours pics and grandaugther absolutely adorable, love them thanks for sharing, I will dream with Paris, xxx gloria

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  30. I've never been to Paris, so thank you for sharing your visit! I'd love to go there someday. :)

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  31. That drawing is so adorable.. Ah PARIS. Beautiful photos and your granddaughter is so beautiful. These photos now make me dream. *off to lala land*

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  32. I am going to paris for my birthday this summer, so I especially love going though your pictures. We are staying in my favorite area, St Germain. Do you recommend cafe Flore? We always go to Deux Magots (across the street).
    *kisses* HH

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  33. and you know what?
    this is my daily routine!!!
    Pierre

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  34. Barbara, I enjoyed your pictures so much. Can hardly wait to go next year. Thanks for the journey.

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  35. These photos brought me back to my time spent in Paris; I could sense the joy and excitement in your granddaughter's smile (she is a doll). It made me want to go back and spend some time at that funky hotel on the Rive gauche; love the inside courtyard!

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  36. I love Paris and cannot wait to visit again very soon. Thank you for sharing all the lovely pictures.

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  37. Your photos of Paris bring back some great memories for me. Must be time for me to have another trip there.

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  38. I love your photos, and they brought back great memories of our trip. We went to Paris last summer, and your photos of the Seine and the Notre Dame could be taken right out of our albums!

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  39. Hi! I'm joining Anita's Paris Party, too, and I'm having so much fun! I love your photos and post from Paris. You make we want to go right now! Have a lovely Sunday!

    Kristin xx

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  40. Your photos are gorgeous, Barbara. Each one brings back wonderful memories of my time there. It truly is a magical city.

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  41. I love your take on this wonderful Parisian party put on by the lovely Anita! Thanks for sharing your beautiful pics with us. XX

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  42. Absolutely irresistible!
    I'm going to Paris tonight.

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  43. I adore Paris, and having just returned in May from there, love your photographs of such familiar (and lovely) sights.

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  44. What beautiful photos! I am going to forward your blog to a friend who is going to Paris with her family in a week!

    What a fabulous Paris party!!!

    ~ Violet

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  45. Oh I would LOVE to go back there -looks like a great trip!!!

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  46. irresistible indeed! oh how i long to go, thanks for the photo tour, i loved the pics!

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  47. oh wow love Paris been a few times want to go back now he he thanks for your wise advice as ever Barbara on my expat post hugs Rebecca

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  48. Looooove your photos of Paris and your granddaughter is just beautiful! We hit alot of the same places on our trip there - we loved Cafe de Flore and Musee D'Orsay was my favorite Museum as well. How wonderful to go there with your family:)

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  49. Your grand-daughter is adorable! And I bet she is having the time of her life. It's a trip she's surely never going to forget. ;)

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  50. thanks so much for sharing the pic's they are amazing, have a great week end. Tink

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  51. Oh how I dream of one day taking my grand daughter to Paris.

    Amazing pictures, Barbara. Your enthusiasm is catching and your grand daughter is absolutely adorable and ever so photogenic!

    Thank you so much for sharing your trip with us...

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  52. ooh la la madame. Irresistible indeed! Your Kensy is a doll Barbara.

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  53. Oh how fun! Looks like such a great trip!

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  54. What a delightful way to start the day = a trip to Paris. I love how you've put the pictures together in collage form. Tres chic. I'm watching the French Open and it's nice between matches to have a look at your pretty pictures. I feel like I'm there.

    Your granddaughter looks so Parisian in her trench coat. What a treat for a young girl to visit Paris.

    A bientot mon ami. Have a nice Memorial day weekend.
    Sam

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  55. Lovely.
    I was last in Paris in July 2004 for a special "zero" birthday--and had one of the most memorable meals ever at a small restaurant overlooking the Seine, Notre Dame in view.

    No matter what time of year, Paris possesses a magic all its own. Thanks for triggering those irresistible memories!

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  56. happy, happy sigh Barbara - Paris is on my bucket list to visit . . . however, i do feel as if i've been w/you on this trip - FABULOUS PHOTOS!!!

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  57. Bonjour Barbara! LOVED seeing your Paris pics!!! Makes me wish I was back there :))

    xo

    :) T

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  58. That is a gorgeous drawing indeed! :) It looks like you had a wonderful time and definitely fell in love with Paris :)

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  59. Such JOY all I can say is that I want to go!!!

    Hugs and love to you.

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  60. I love Paris too! So fun to see your pics.

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  61. Nice to see that you enjoy Paris as much as I do :) The Tuileries garden is my weekend jogging ground!

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  62. I hope you had a great Memorial Day!

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  63. How on earth did I miss this post Barbara? Ooh la la. What a fabulous trip. Lauduree!! I've never been to Paris and hope to get there one day. Meanwhile, I'll just arm-chair travel through your photos.

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  64. She IS talented!! What an amazing trip... thank you so much for sharing some of it with us... I just love all the beauty you found!

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  65. What à great party, Im still on it ..hahaha so many lovely blogs to visit, welcome to scrolle down in mine..Marie

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