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This life has many twists and turns. It tends to take us in directions that we never imagined or didn't see coming. Sometimes the destination is a place, sometimes it's a person, sometimes it's a feeling. I want to visit beautiful places all over the world. I want to paint again in Paris. Ride in a red double decker bus in London - on the top level of course! I want to swim off the Island of Capri. Eat lunch and drink fine wine on the Spanish Steps in Rome. Dine in a white washed patio in Greece. And along the way I want my journey to take me towards freedom, peace and love - and luxuriate in the beauty of it all!
(Click Image To Purchase)[/caption] In 6 short weeks I will be packing my bags and heading out on a Parisian adventure. My excitement is bubbling over into my art, and I am finding myself painting things that are rustic, antiqued and travel oriented! Le Voyage Paris has been put together by the amazing Tonya Leigh (Check her out - you will be glad you did!). Tonya's mottos is French Kiss Life! How fun and flirty! The trip that she has put together is for 12 women to go EXPERIENCE Paris. You had to apply and be chosen as one of the 12. Part of my excitement is knowing I am going to meet 11 amazing and dynamic women. I am sure that over champagne, french chocolates and vibrant conversation we will become great friends! Tonya challenged us all to think about what we wanted our Paris experience to hold. To me that meant more then a list of places to go and tourist attractions to visit. It meant doing some thinking in advance about HOW I want my experience to unfold....what beauty, allure and sparkle in Paris is calling me? So here is my list...what I intend to experience and delight in while on my Paris adventure! 1. Soak in the beauty that abounds at the Louvre. 2. Paint on the Siene in a lime green beret. 3. Sit at the foot of the Arc De Triumph and journal about the next bold move I want to make in my life. 4. Investigate the delights of the Sorbonne. 5. Sip a cocktail at the Eiffel Tower. 6. Dance with wild abandon at the Moulin Rouge. [caption id="attachment_798" align="alignright" width="296"] Fleur 44
(Click Image To Purchase)[/caption] 7. Sketch with the artists at a streetcorner in Montmarte. 8. Boutique shop at the Quartier de la Bastille for the perfect shoes. 9. Rent a Velib bicycle to ride between arrondissements. 10. Say a prayer at Notre Dame. 11. Sip a Cafe Creme on Les Champs Elysees while watching the Parisian women stroll by in high fashion. 12. Kiss a dashing Frenchman at a club in Pigalle. 13. Gallery hop at random soaking in color, texture and verve. 14. Indulge in a relaxing hotel spa massage. 15. Purchase custom fit french lingerie after consulting with a professional lingerie consultant - ooh la la! 16. Create my own signature scent at a parfum atelier. 17. Savor the gourmet tastes of delicious food at a soiree. 18. Wander an open air market with a chef and watch them cook the fresh produce for lunch. 19. Nurse a glass of Veuve Clicquot on a Siene River cruise while watching the twinkling lights of Paris pass by. 20. Discover the perfect scarf to accentuate my femininity. 21. Nibble artisnal chocolates - so divine! 22. Befriend and connect with 12 dynamic women. 23. Smell the bouquet of lovely flowers in a public Paris garden. Wishing you the joie de vivre the french carry off with such flair!!