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July 22, 2017

July 22, 2017 (203/365)

A dozen roses for a dozen years - Thank you, Eric! XOXO

French Friday: Bar Hemingway

July 21, 2017
July 21, 2017 (202/365)

“If you are lucky enough to have lived in Paris...then wherever you go for the rest of your life, 
it stays with you, for Paris is a moveable feast.” ~  Ernest Hemingway, A Moveable Feast

During my birthday week in Paris, I did a lot of "girly" things, but I chose to toast the big day in the Bar Hemingway at the Ritz. The hotel boasts that "Cole Porter would spend up to 9 hours a day in the Hemingway Bar: he's said to have composed Begin the Beguine here. F. Scott Fitzgerald had his favorite seat; Ernest Hemingway and Gary Cooper made it the epicenter of their life in Paris." In fact, in 1944, Hemingway "liberated" the bar of German soldiers by drinking 51 martinis. I had only one very lovely, very expensive French 75 (to be fair, it did come with olives, almonds, and chips). I'm not sure why I'm so fascinated by the very "macho" Ernest Hemingway, but since high school he has been one of my literary idols. So it's fitting that today's French Friday post, on what would be "Papa's" 118th Birthday, features the Bar Hemingway. Cheers! 

The Bridge

July 20, 2017
July 20, 2017 (201/365)

"Praise the bridge that carries you over." ~ English Proverb
How many times has this bridge carried our families over and back?
This weekend, we carry my mom home to be with my dad.


July 19, 2017
July 19, 2017 (200/365)

"Little things seem nothing, but they give peace, 
like those meadow flowers which individually seem odorless 
but all together perfume the air." ~ Georges Bernanos

Blue Ray

July 18, 2017
 July 18, 2017 (199/365)

"Flowers are a proud assertion that a ray of beauty
out-values all the utilities of the world."
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
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