When there are only two days of sun in a month, you savor the moments. For me, those precious days were spent in two of the most beautiful parks in and around Paris.
I spent the first sun day at the palace of Versailles with the Royal Molecatcher (Curious? Find out more here).
The sculpted trees and statues, artfully arranged by Le Nôtre, were graced with soft light and sweeping clouds (and, of course, a few dead moles … not pictured here). It was a good day.
The second appearance of the sun was at the Jardins Albert Kahn (although rain drops ultimately took the stage). Here, one falls into a zen trance--surrounded by elegant reeds, lush greens, free-floating koi, and tranquil pools. No matter what the weather, it's always a soothing experience.
Since I don't know when the sun will shine again, the Paris mantra of the moment is Carpe Diem. Seize the Day. (Or better still, Seize the Sun.) (Not that I'm complaining . . . well, yes I am).
Meredith Mullins is a fine art photographer, photography instructor, and Director of the International Fine Art Photography Competition. Her work can be seen at www.meredithmullins.artspan.com or in her award-winning book, In A Paris Moment. She is also available for private photography instruction/exploration in Paris.Contact her at email@example.com.
I am pleased as punch to announce the launch of Eye Prefer Paris Tours, which are 3-hour walking tours I will personally be leading. The Eye Prefer Paris Tour includes many of the places I have written about such as small museums & galleries, restaurants, cafes & food markets, secret addresses, fashion & home boutiques, parks, and much more.
Tours cost 210 euros for up to 3 people, and 70 euros for each additional person. I look forward to meeting you on my tours and it will be my pleasure and delight to show you my insiders Paris.
Check it out at www.eyepreferparistours.com
New! Eye Prefer Paris Cooking Classes
I am happy to announce the launch of Eye Prefer Paris Cooking Classes. Come take an ethnic culinary journey with me and chef and caterer Charlotte Puckette, co-author of the bestseller The Ethnic Paris Cookbook (with Olivia Kiang-Snaije). First we will shop at a Paris green-market for the freshest ingredients and then return to Charlotte's professional kitchen near the Eiffel Tower to cook a three-course lunch. After, we will indulge in the delicious feast we prepared along with hand-selected wines.
Cost: 185 euros per person (about $240)
Time: 9:30AM- 2PM (approximately 4 1/2 hours)
Location: We will meet by a metro station close to the market
Class days: Tuesday,Wednesday, Thursday,Friday, Saturday, and Sunday
Minimum of 2 students, maximum 6 students.
Click here to sign up for the next class or for more info.