Paris In The Springtime



Pack a suitcase and head to Paris for a romantic escape. Take a leisurely stroll through the streets along the river or wander through the gardens and parks. Hunt for a bargain at the Paris flea markets, order a cafe au lait and a croissant on the Champs Elysee and watch the elegant passers-by. Buy a crusty baguette, fill it with creamy French Brie and wash it down with a glass of Sancerre. Shop on the Left Bank, catch the metro, take a boat ride on the Seine and stop by the Musee d'Orsay. Be a tourist and climb the Eiffel Tower and don't be shy to use that schoolgirl French!

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Bonjour Paris





One of the things I love about trips to Paris is sitting at an outdoor table of a Parisienne cafe watching the world go by. The women are so chic and elegant - always classic and understated and the men look so sophisticated in their summer linen suits - even the dogs are well groomed and stylish!

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Paris Shopping




Is it not every girl's dream to spend a few day's shopping in Paris? Preferably with unlimited budget! Every time I've been to Paris, even when I lived there for six months, I have been on a tight budget and every Euro has been wisely and carefully spent. So one day it's my dream to go to Paris with an open credit card and to finally experience some indulgent and guilt free shopping! My list would include macarons from Laduree, hot chocolate from Fauchon, French perfume, Chanel cosmetics, maybe a pair of fabulous shoes and a designer bag from Chanel or Louis Vuitton. Is that too much to ask?

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Postcards from Venice

Venice is an amazingly romantic and picturesque city to visit - a perfect destination for honeymoons and anniversaries and romantic holidays. With stunning architecture, winding canals, serenading gondoliers, and gelati coloured buildings there is a photo opportunity at every corner! The Venetians have a well deserved reputation of being fashion conscious and stylish. It's a city where style and good taste are appreciated so pack a suitcase full of designer dresses, heavenly shoes and fabulous accessories and do Venice in a bit of style!  

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The Orient Express

It has long been a dream that one day, when time and money are no object, I would love to catch the Orient Express from Venice to Paris. It takes two days and a night and promises a journey unlike any other. Romance, adventure and style are all entwined as you step back in time to a more gracious, elegant age of travel. Luxurious, Art Deco cabins, gastronomic cuisine and beautiful scenery combine to make this iconic train  trip one of the world’s finest travel experiences - one that I don't want to miss out on!

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Cherry Blossom Festival

To celebrate spring, the Japanese hold 'Cherry Blossom' festivals all over Japan between March and May.  'Hanami' is the ancient Japanese custom of viewing the cherry blossom flowers which dates back over a thousand years. 

Ever since watching 'Memories of a Geisha' where there was a beautiful love scene set amongst flowering blossom trees in a Japanese garden, I have wanted to visit Japan during the festival 'Cherry Blossom Festival'.

Picnics are enjoyed in the parks and gardens where 'Sakura' Japanese cherry trees are in flower. Gorgeous flowers are the main attraction of the festivals, but there's also traditional Japanese performing arts, Japanese tea ceremonies, regional food as well as local arts and crafts.

Visiting Japan at this time of year is high on my wish list of 'places to visit'.
I love flowers and natural beauty so I would love to lie under the falling blossoms
and capture all of these beautiful blossoms on my camera.
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