Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Paris map

Several weeks ago I was preparing to teach a bookmaking workshop for a group of students, so I went into Georgetown and found my way to Paper-Source. There I could find papers in a variety of prints and colors that I knew my students would love for the covers of their handmade books.

If you've ever had the opportunity to visit a Paper-Source store, you'll know that it's not easy selecting paper--there are so many choices. And while looking through the individual sheets I found one sheet that I couldn't resist; a vintage map of Paris. You can click on the pic for larger image.

The map is perfectly reproduced by Cavallini in shades of cream and pale pink and green, with the sky blue Seine running through it. At $3.95, I bought one for myself and one for a friend. The map measures 20 x 28, and will look lovely framed, which is exactly what I plan to do.

C'est si bon!

Monday, June 28, 2010

Back to blogging

It amazes me how much can change in such a short time. I've been on a blogging break since May 23 and in that time, so much has happened in my life, both big and small. No need to post the details, though I'm sure I'll write about things over time.

One change for me is that I won't be going to France this summer. With my son leaving for college, schedules didn't align. However, my sister is in the US on business, and we had a chance to be together for a few days.

So, I will need to work extra hard on preserving my French ways since I won't have my usual summer dose of French inspiration.

Friday, June 25, 2010


My son has graduated, today was the last day of school for me, and, my sister departs on Sunday so I'll be back to blogging next week. In the meantime, I thought you would enjoy this post on The Kitchn about the beautiful brioche.

Bon week-end!

Monday, June 7, 2010

A quick salut!

I'm still on a blogging break, but I wanted to drop in to say hello. Life is busier than ever this week; my son graduates on Saturday and there are celebrations galore!

I also wanted to let you know about a giveaway on The Kitchn: Loire 365 is a free booklet about the Loire Valley and the wonderful wines from the region.

Life will be settling down in the next week or so and I'll be back to blogging. In the meantime I hope you are well and will check back soon!