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January 18, 2018

January Rain

Paris, FranceParis, France
I didn't take a lot of photos while I was back home but I still wanted to share a bit of Paris on the blog. My two weeks back home mostly consisted of sleep, good company, and lots and lots of cheese + wine. It was nice. Really nice. I came back to Boston a week ago and school starts tomorrow but I feel like I'm still on vacation mode. Anyone else?

January 1, 2018

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Paris, December 2017 by Dear Laura

You didn't think I forgot about this place, did you? Yes, I am aware that I have been away for quite some time now (4 months and 11 days to be exact) but to be fair, moving to another country continent isn't as easy as one would think.

If you've been reading this blog for a while, you might know that I've moved to Boston over the summer. September was just hectic, buying everything for the new apartment, getting used to the new neighbourhood/new life. Moving is hard you guys. Then before I knew it, October came and things kind of, sort of, started to feel normal again. After that, well... time just passed by so quickly ha! You know that feeling when you have way too many deadlines to meet and just about a thousand things to do every week and you kind of lose track of time and all? Yeah. ANYWAY, fast forward to the 23rd of December. I jumped on a plane from Boston to Paris for Christmas break and all I've been doing for the past few days is eating and sleeping. Livin' the life. I needed the sleep though so it's all good.

I'm not sure if any of you still read this little blog but if you do (and I hope you do), thank you. I've had this blog for 3 years and a half now and I love reading your comments and feedback on my posts. It feels so lovely to be back again and I love the fact that I have a "home" to come back to. I have a few ideas in mind for 2018, new content & new blog design. I feel like my style has changed and evolved during my time in Boston and I cannot wait to share more on the blog. It's still mostly the same, but different, you know? That said, I hope to be more present here. I know I've been saying this for a while, and every time something comes up that usually limits my time on the blog. But I am planning on dedicating a little of my time every week just for the blog. We'll see how things go. Ok, enough rambling for today. I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas day and I wish you a very happy new year full of love, joy and success!

August 20, 2017

August Skies

Beirut, Lebanon by Dear LauraBeirut, Lebanon by Dear Laura As I said in my last post, I'm back in Beirut for a bit before heading back home to Paris to pack my bags and *then* head to Boston. I haven't done much since I got here, mostly just going to beach and stuffing my face with food as usual. I also haven't been using my DSLR, only my analog camera + iPhone, so in the next few days I'll be posting my iPhone shots until I develop the rolls of film. Fingers crossed they come out nicely!

July 1, 2017

A Day in Giverny

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Beautiful beautiful Giverny. This place has been on my list for so long, but you know how you never visit places in your own country because you kind of live there so you just tell yourself you'll visit some other time and in the end, you never do? Yeah, well that's exactly what happened. Except, in two months I'll be moving to Boston and I've been wanting to visit every place I can in and around Paris in the month and a half that I have left here. Sooooo... Last weekend, Ray and I took the train to visit Giverny! For those who don't know about Giverny, it's where you will find Claude Monet's beautiful garden and home. A garden full of roses, lavenders, water lilies... It was heaven to me. You cannot not get inspired living in such a beautiful home. We spent about 4 hours walking in the garden, taking photos and just staring at the pond full of water lilies.

We had lunch at a lovely restaurant called Baudy. The food was okay but the staff was very friendly and the view to the outdoor garden was beautiful. Little did we know, Baudy was the rendez-vous place for Monet, Renoir, Rodin as well as my favorite painter Sisley.

After that we visited the Museum of Impressionism, the town church and Monet's grave. The museum was ok (they didn't have a lot of pieces to show), the church was lovely, and the grave was... Well I'm not going to lie, I couldn't care less about looking at Monet's grave. Also, cemeteries are creepy. It's still worth it I guess. Just to tick it off your list, you know?

If you're ever planning on visiting Giverny, you can take the train from Paris to Vernon (~45 minute ride) and then take a 15 minute bus ride to Giverny. Make sure to check the bus schedule beforehand. We were lucky and arrived in Vernon a few minutes before the bus left to Giverny (and if we hadn't made it, we would've waited two hours for the next ride).

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