It Feels Special

I was told once that you can tell a woman’s favorite clothes designer by how she wears her everyday clothes. True?

One of my favorite designers was as tall as I am, loved cats, had a pony tail {like My Larry} and was a prolific clothes designer. He lived on rue de Universite, Paris {where our good friend Felix lives!} and started designing clothes in the late 1950’s. He often lied about his age, loved Paris and had an unusual artist wit.

M. Karl Lagerfeld Died this week at the American Hospital in Paris. He was “thought” to be 85 years old.

Photo: M. Lagerfeld and friends. One of my favorite shots.


Photo: One of my favorite dresses.

I have a wonderful Lagerfeld dress. Larry saw it and insisted I try it on. Then he insisted on buying it for me. I treasure everything about this dress. Larry picking it out for me. Trying it on, having it fitted….and then wearing it. It FEELS special. Do you know how some people make you feel wonderful? Special? That is how this dress makes me feel.

I like the “old” designers best of all. Classic lines and deep colors. Perfection.

Rest well Karl. {and thank you}

Love you.

Me.

So Much More

Yesterday was utterly miserable without Larry, while he was out of town on business. I missed hearing him in his office and when he would take a break to go to the kitchen and get junk food for energy. The house was creepy, quiet all day.

Larry and I have been married 41 years. Can you imagine being with someone that long? I cannot imagine my life without him all this time. How lucky have I been?

Photo: Larry & Robin breakfast at the apartment, Paris 2018

He takes me on adventures, supports me one hundred percent, loves me unconditionally inspires my ART…..and so much, much more.

Who can ask more than that?

Hurry home my love.

Love you.

Me

Merci La Cuisine Paris

While in France, we are usually busy with family and friends. This year, our trip was spiced with very personal meaningful moments.

One of the things we did was take a cooking class. I have followed a Parisian Cooking School for many years on Instagram. I registered us months before class as they fill up very fast.

This year we took an hors d’oeuvre class. It was wonderful. The experience was only positive and welcoming.

We went to La Cuisine Paris.

Photo: my favorite cooking school in Paris


I shall just post the link to La Cusine Paris here~ https://lacuisineparis.com/

Photo: ME! At a Paris cooking class.
Photo: the goodies we made in class

Many people ask us about things to do while in Paris. This one is top of our list, even though it took us so long to sign up. The owner and staff of La Cuisine de Paris are amazing. English is spoken as is French. The classes are as simple or complicated as you wish to experience. I took so many photos, I learned so many wonderful techniques and we met the sweetest people. {Taking the class and working there}

My Larry is already talking about next years class that we will take. You know that LARRY DOES NOT COOK, right? Well he does now and now he feels comfortable with me in the kitchen.

Merci beaucoup La Cuisine De Paris. The experience was beyond expectation.

Love you.

Me

A Charming Thanksgiving

Photo: Thanksgiving 2018

On the way to Thanksgiving dinner, in the taxi, I pulled my phone out and checked messages.  

It was on my Facebook, that I saw an unfortunate posting from a friend.

It is there and then,  that I deleted my account.

{I will always remember deleting my account.

Please find me on Instagram!}

We have been to le Grand Colbert before.

It is charming, light, happy and the food is delicious.

Photo: Inside le Grand Colbert


Larry and I ended up having the best Thanksgiving dinner ever.

{and I did not have to prepare it}

PHOTO: My roasted chicken.

My chicken half was brought to me, in a lovely copper pan….

I cut pieces off for my plate as I enjoyed the dinner.

Larry had the duck and perhaps we enjoyed our selves to much.

PHOTO: Larry’s duck and our wine….

No. One can never enjoy himself to much, oui?

After dinner, our waiter helped me on with my coat

and

the manager kissed my hand as we left the restaurant.

It was a charming Thanksgiving evening.

Please do not anyone’s selfish motives ruin your sunny attitude.

Life is to short for that.

Merde. Now I am homesick for  Pareeeee

Love you.

Me

Moments To Remember

Larry and I have a good friend who lives in Paris.

We have known his family for 20 years

and

they own the BEST Italian Bistro at Place de Republic.

Bruno helps at the Bistro

and

also works at The Opera house.

This year while in Paris, Bruno invited us to an event.

Photo: Larry and Bruno solving mystery at Palais Garnier~Opera House

It was a fun event and we had to solve the mystery

by finding clues at certain locations in the Palais Garnier.

Photo: Clues to the mystery

 

Photo: Discovering the answers.

 

Photo: A sunny Sunday morning. Opera Garnier~Paris

Next year we will go to an opera , till then, I have the best memories.

{my favorite opera is La Travitia. I asked Bruno to “order it up”….he laughed.}

Love you.

Me

Magic, Like Pistachio Ice Cream

Last evening, we drove into Dallas for dinner,

to a favorite bistro.

Link-Sallio Bistro!

Traffic was crazy, we talked about our day

and

how hungry we were.

Dinner was perfect, I had a salad….but my favorite was the

pistachio  ice cream.

 It was just like the pistachio ice cream that we get in Paris.

I was transported for a second.

To that Paris that I love so well.

Last year while in France,

I was to meet Larry for lunch  after shopping.

I saw him walking along the river before he saw me.

Then, when we saw each other.

Magic.

Magic, like pistachio ice cream.

{I had pistachio ice cream that day after lunch}

What is the magic in your life?

What sweet memory holds a special place in your heart

and  helps you get through difficult moments?

I have Paris, pistachio ice cream

and

My Larry waving to me, as we meet in our favorite city.

Love you.

Me.

Found Photos!

Yesterday, I  found and uploaded

all of the Paris Photos from my French phone.

This very moment,

I am in the process of having them

made into a book for My Larry.

Photo: Paris 2017 November

{it is a surprise, till he reads ze  blog today}

Next week, I will share them with you….

have a perfect weekend.

Love you beyond found photos.

Me

 

 

It Is All In The Perspective

Hi!

It is good to b e home, but…..

how can I explain my moments while in France?

Each November for many years,

escaping with the love of my life

gives me many things.

A perspective of life.

Inspiration.

Romance.

New and old friends.

FOOD!

So much more,

and as in the photo above,

playing chess with Larry.

{he was setting up the board}

The above photo is my photo….

the photo below is Larry’s.

Larry’s memory is different than mine.

{we had panini, crisps and wine for lunch}

The chess game was a draw.

Imagine how I could have beat him

if I had not been drinking wine.

It is all in the perspective…..

Love you beyond the moon,

Me

 

 

French Doors For Naught

By April, we usually have our

Thankful Cards for the year designed and made.

I hand make all 75 of them.

My Larry and I alternate years  designing them

and this is my year to design the card.

While on holiday last fall,

planning this years card I had a great idea.

I would pick out a charming French door

and take Larry to it, kiss him good. Real good,

then take a photo of the door.

All of the doors  would be what this years card

would be designed around.

I took a dozen photos,

gave My Larry two dozen kisses

but the design just did not translate.

Frustration.

But, yesterday, I had an idea.

I studied card designs while I knit…and before I knew it…progress.

So I scrapped the kissing-doorway idea….

I ordered all of my materials and photos.

Relief has set in.

2017’s card is going to be great.

Now to tell Larry that we  kissed

in front of all those doorways in Paris for nothing.

Yes, I am smiling….the rest of this post will remain personal.

Love you.

Me

Memories, Blessings and Faith

One year ago, Lars, Josh and Matilda were in France.

We missed them very much and I was homesick to be with them.

This year has gone by very fast.

I wish someone would slow things down.

*****

Yesterday we had the best appointment with Dr S,

of course we discussed Libby the entire time,

 remembering that my pug girl is getting older

and going forward will be with her age of 16 in mind.

I took this photo of Libs years ago

and

it is my favorite.

She has my vintage necklace on and it makes me smile.

***

Today is Maundy Thursday.

Today represents the last supper Jesus had with his disciples.

This holy week is my favorite of the entire year.

There is something so positive in the rebirth of Jesus

and

of Spring.

Christmas Roses~ Karen and John Cox sent us the most beautiful flowers for Christmas. I saved the roses for Holy week, remembering that things do not die. They live in our hearts forever.

 

I wish you positive thoughts,

joy,

love

and

many blessings.

Happy Easter.

Love you.

Me.

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