Moving to Paris is one of those things on my “list.” (See here, here, and here.) Paul and I recently realized we are in a window in our life right now where it is possible since we both can work remotely and our kids are little. (This is where I pass out from excitement.) It isn’t a done deal but we are just starting to do research (and take French lessons!) So here are my questions for people who have lived in Paris for extended periods of time.
1. Do you know anyone that wants to rent out a two or three bedroom apartment in Paris in 2011?
2. What sites (besides Craigslist or vrbo) should I look for long term housing?
Five years ago today Paul and I got married. For sure it is the best decision I’ve ever made. In the past five years we’ve had two children, lived in two small San Francisco apartments, kept the same trusty 2001 Honda Civic, traveled to Paris, Thailand, Brazil, Argentina, Mexico, New York, Boston and Hawaii. We’ve owned 7 sofas (and sold 6 of them). We’ve both gone from working full time to working for ourselves. We’ve felt rich and felt poor. I have learned Illustrator, Photoshop, Letterpress and how to blog. We’ve thrown lots of parties and eaten at lots of good restaurants and made lots of interesting friends. If you would have told me five years ago what my life would be like now I would have kissed you on the mouth. Almost every good thing in my life is a result of marrying this good man. Here is to five more happy years–Love you Paul!
Friday the weather was nice so we went to the beach. Paul took the afternoon off and joined us. He brought along our fun big instant camera. It is big and heavy so it is a treat when we actually take it with us and get to use it. These aren’t retouched, just straight out of the camera. (See more about the camera here and here.)
Photos by Paul Ferney
This week went so fast! I had a root canal on Wednesday, not a pleasant experience, I’m glad its over with. I’ve been subsiding on liquids because it hurts to chew. Fortunately this weekend is full of fun things. Tomorrow is our Easter Egg hunt with friends. And then Sunday we are heading down to my Aunt’s house for Easter dinner. I have everybody’s Easter outfits ready, including these great Liberty of London ties for Paul. I outfitted the babes in little European looking duds from H&M and I’m forcing my post-pregnancy body into a skirt (hello Spanx!) and this little top I got on sale from Anthropologie. I hope everyone has a happy weekend. This photo is by Allison Cox and reminds me of Spring.
My friend Jonathan Canlas is doing some charity shoots for a friend who has cancer. From his site:
From NOW UNTIL JUNE any and all family portrait sessions will be donated to Sarah’s treatments. Also, a special proofing site will be set up where all reprint orders totals will go to her as well. If we reach the goal of $10k raised, every family who participates in the benefit will receive a 5×7 disc from their shoot ($900 value).
Last time Jonathan a charity shoot like this for Stephanie we had our family photos taken. If there are at least four families then Jonathan will travel to your city. (And you can split the travel fee.) Jonathan only shoots film which gives the photos a gorgeous look that is hard to recreate with digital cameras. See his family pricing here.