July 14, 2010

Bastille Day

It’s Bastille Day today, and I am going to be in New York City to celebrate it… not really for that reason, just because it was time to take a day in NYC again.

Over the past few years, I’ve written about France time and time again.  Herewith are some of my favourite stories that I’ve posted. Click on the image to view the post that it’s from.

I love the colour of the shutters on this house in Brittany.france1-4500 The Turgot Plan de Paris from 1734 always creates a lot of interest. I had adhered to my wall, but then I took it down and Connor chewed on it. Bad dog. grey sepia map11 Of course, one of my favourite French exports is their fabulous Hermès scarves. Earlier this spring, I managed to score two of them at a local thrift store. Hermes-scarf-005 Nothing is prettier to me than old stone houses with blue-grey shutters, like these two French farm houses. First, the Duke and Duchess of Windsor’s country house, La Moulin de la Tuilerie in Gif-sur-Yvette.Le Moulin de la Tuilerie Then this château in Dordogne with its walled property and stunning farmhouse. Chateau Dordogne4 I am excited to have lunch in a French-style cafe in New York and to visit a French inspired shop or two.

Ayez un jour brillant!


  1. Have fun....I'm jealous ready for some big city sights,
    I must do it vicariously so take lots of pictures!

  2. Oh, my goodness, have a blast then tell me all about it. I wish I were there.

  3. Meg have a great trip, can't wait to hear, and the images are fab!

    Art by Karena

  4. Have a great day--thanks for reminding me of how much I love France (Paris).

  5. Gracious! Quelle grammaire: You even remember your "imperatif"!
    Bon voyage à New York.

  6. I'm planning on posting about Bastille Day later also! Was going to post pics from my trip to Paris last year. The French love that blue. I photographed tons of blue doors in Paris.

  7. I love how you can just decide to hop on a train or bus and be anywhere on the Eastern seaboard in just a few hours.

  8. Your first photo was the inspiration for painting our pool house doors.


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