My Blog in Review : 2013

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog.

WordPress, this wonderful platform I have been blogging on for several years now has been so sweet as to prepare a fun, and interesting review report of 2013 on my blog. Here’s an excerpt:

The Louvre Museum has 8.5 million visitors per year. This blog was viewed about 130,000 times in 2013. If it were an exhibit at the Louvre Museum, it would take about 6 days for that many people to see it.

Click here to see the complete report.

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Beautiful Blogger Award!

Beautiful Blogger Award PreteMoiParisI saw this little concept floating around the bloggosphere, and thought it would be a great way to promote some of my favorite blogs!

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Quinntessences & LH Designs

Missing You In Paris from Prete Moi Paris on Vimeo.

As a Paris expat blogger, I am always happy to  let you all know about my other fellow expat friends and bloggers. I am thrilled to present you with two fabulous ladies today!

Quinn Connors as the model and stylist of the mini style story above, and  jewelry designer Leonor Heleno of Leonor Heleno Jewelry Designs.
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April in Paris – style

April in Paris - style

P Comme… Paris!

I had the chance to meet the fun and perky personality of Milena P. of P Comme… She is a portrait photographer, an expat and a lover of Paris. She invited me to come over to her movable portrait studio, just steps away from the Eiffel tower.

Photo : Milena P. of P Comme...Paris

Photo : Milena P. of P Comme…Paris

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Project Optimism : Little Sunday Luxuries

I often complain about not having enough time. But perhaps I am just not appreciative enough of the time I do have.

In an effort to be more optimist about the time I do have, I am writing this post to illustrate how I can and do appreciate it.

The most luxurious luxuries of all is time.

time_1920x1200 Sunday is the one day of the week where I have that luxury. And so I love to spend all that luxurious time allowing myself to indulge in other little luxuries, since, well, I have the time to do so!

Sunday for Chéri and I starts with a nice long sleep-in until around 11:00, then breakfast in bed with a pair of folding trays that we received for Christmas from his parents. (It was my favorite gift, believe me!) Plateau Habitat petit dejeuner

We usually watch Jon Stewart on streaming to make sure we are kept up-to-date with American politics.

Once we have had our fill of yankee humor, soft boiled eggs, toast, jam and mariage frères tea (currently we are sipping their “black magic” blend), we allow ourselves extra time in the shower which offers me the chance to enjoy things like fancy bath gels. I am using up a little bottle of lilac, rose and geranium mix by Abahna that we found in a lovely boutique on a recent weekend trip to Brussels. This lovely bath essentials company excels in creating products for the “ceremony of bathing” as they call it. I save the bottle just for use on Sundays so that I can enjoy the scent and the lather to its fullest. Continue reading