Blogging! Yeah, it’s been awhile and I’m getting back at it. I am fortunate to have taken some great trips lately and lots of good stuff ahead for the Spring and Summer.
In January, I went to Paris with Chasing Atlas — a new custom travel company started by a woman who isn’t new to high-end experiences in Europe, Jill Jemison. Her sights are set high for creating memorable excursions for individuals, groups and families who want to see the world their way, which usually means all sorts of interesting things. Fortunately, she is taking me along to help record these once-in-a-lifetime experiences. This jaunt to Paris was R&D, to prepare to launch Chasing Atlas into the world. The photos I will post are mostly my ‘ADD’ escapes as my eye wanders to what I find fascinating and fun.
For the photos Jill likes, check out HER website! She will be launching it soon.
Wow, 2 kid mobile. Mom drives and sticks Dad on front with the bungee cord!
Drive to work. Start roasting. Sell some warmth. Drive home.
Fashion week in Paris! Textile companies from around the world were displaying their fabrics all around the streets on jumbo lamp shades. Colorful. Brilliant.
Back in the ’80s, Vaurnets were the sunglasses of choice among my group at East High School. I thought they died! So glad they are still around.
This pup looked rather bored as he rested his head on the cafe table. Dogs abound in Parisien eateries.
Many shoppers still out on a cold, rainy evening finding sales! The mid-weeks of January are famous for items in Paris being about 50-70% off. FYI, great deals.
The Arc de Triomphe honours those who fought and died for France in the French Revolution and the Napoleonic Wars. The names of all French victories and the Generals are inscribed on its inner and outer surfaces. Beneath its vault lies the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier from World War I. Its iconic shape makes it almost as recognizable as the Eiffel Tower, as a symbol of Paris. It stands in the centre of the Place Charles de Gualle.
At the eastern end of the Champs-Elysees, is the Big Wheel, or the Grande Roue. It was built for the millennium celebrations and was supposed to stay at the Place de la Concorde for only one year. The owner, however, refused a judge’s order to have the wheel taken down, and the wheel was dismantled only in 2002. It traveled around the world and came back to Paris in 2007. It now illuminates the Place de la Concorde and Tuileries for the end of the year festivities every year.
Thanks for joining me for my random eye and musings… more to come.