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When making promises to yourself, keep them.
When you promise to go on an adventure, really go. Let nothing hold you back.
My little kiddies refer to the movie I lovingly quote in the title of this post as, “doggies and balloons” … us big kids? we are more fond of just calling it, “Up”. No matter how many times I have watched the movie (more than my two hands can keep track of), the thrill of exploring and making a promise to see the world never becomes any less tickling.
Paris in the Fall is a promise my roommate and I made to each other our sophomore year in college..
Paris, this fall, as it approaches still feels like a dream.
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(from top to bottom): biking along the grand canal at Versailles. paris in the morning. Waldorf Astoria trianon palace Versailles. boulangerie. Tuileries gardens. home sweet home.
Plan your adventure. Come on, I know you want to.
Let’s make a list of all of that is French in my life.
A David Lebovitz obsession.
Nana and Tita secretly plotting in French at least 5 times a month.
At least 10 occasions of crying at Carrie and Big on the bridge over the Siene in the SATC finale.
… and every other tv/movie reference that makes my heart go pitter patter (Something Gotta Give, anyone?)
5 years of french classes.
A trip to Paris, as an oblivious 12 year old with a middle part.
And another trip, at 15, to the South of France with some awesome kids.
Two times are never enough, the 3rd time is the charm. Here is a recipe as my pinky promise to the world that in the next 6 – 8 months, my far from french ass (pardon my french) will be on a plane to Europe. First stop, the City of Lights.
A Strawberry Blueberry Napoleon.
Click this image to print the recipe!