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remember to look ahead

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portland magic

just as i was sulking about, i read this and felt inspired enough to start scanning some polaroids from our trip. this is one of 60+ shots which i’ve had sitting on my desk for the last month.

this one is from the stairwell outside our room at the ace hotel. it was a pretty nice place to stay.


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October 14, 2009 at 1:06 am

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somewhere in between

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you’d think i would have my act together by now. we’ve been back from our travels for a month now and yet my mind still wonders. i really admire those who can slip straight back into their everyday routine. i am not one of them.

i’m trying though. i set up a little container garden on the balcony. i moved some furniture around. i got a hair cut. i’m even moving offices. and yet.

tell me, how do you settle back into your routine after travelling?

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October 13, 2009 at 8:27 pm

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that time again

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it’s been a while.

and now, another adventure ahead. i’ll be posting here for the next couple of weeks as we discover seattle, portland and new york (take two).

and today, a little glimpse of my side of town: winter flowers, lunches with my sister, and dinner with my husband.

miss you magnola

my side of things

my love

these shots were taken by this little guy. more here too.

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August 22, 2009 at 9:27 am

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my paris character

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i was going through my photo archives this morning and came across a folder or two of paris. my morning was over and done right then and there.

paris is special to me because i travelled there with my sister about a year and a half ago. we had a magical time.

when it comes to travel  i tend to find it difficult to relay what it was about a city or place. oh, i can sigh whistfully, but that’s about it. like important milestones, travel seems to make me look inward for a good while after i return home. i’d make a horrid travel writer for sure.

this photo sparked a little giggle though. and i wanted to share it and the story behind it.

crêperie character

we stayed in montmartre and a few doors down was this little hole-in-the-wall crêperie.

we always wanted to stop by on our way back of an evening and get a hot crêpe to have back in our room, but the owner was always on the phone. sometimes he would have a friend standing in the little space with him and still be on the phone.

after three futile attempts we wished he was on the phone once more because it would make us giggle into the night. sure, we’d be without a sugary crêpe, but often we’d have a treat tucked in our bags anyway.

on our last night in paris we tried again and the owner did not fail us. and so i had to remember him this way and hope that those telephone conversations are still going strong, because they sure seemed important!

a few more memories of paris:

cafe de fleur

we stopped for cafe au lait and baked goods many, many times.

herme macaron

we bought two boxes of these to share together and take back on the train to london.

sister under gingko

we don’t usually take tourist photos such as this. but the gingko tree at the sacre cœur was for standing under.

buildings and posts

the everyday buildings and signs were just as lovely as the baked goods.


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April 27, 2009 at 1:18 pm

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