Monday, May 14, 2012

A Different Path

Hi all! Happy Monday. Did you enjoy the weekend? Hope all you moms out there got the royal treatment.

Heidi Diaz

The plan for today was to share some Paris dish. But with a sick husband, Mother's Day activities and some of the warmest weather we've seen in Seattle in months, there wasn't much time to sort through photos and thoughts. So I hope you'll forgive me if we go down a slightly different, but related, path... to Versailles.

A petite sketch of the Petit Trianon 

We didn't venture to Versailles this trip -- with only a few days, we stayed mostly within the Peripherique. But the palace is on my mind because Chanel's Cruise collection will be presented in the Chateau gardens today. The house is known for taking their Resort show on the road to some very glamorous locations. Last year's backdrop, the Hotel du Cap-Eden Roc in Antibes is a tough act to follow, but I'm sure that grandeur of the La Notre-deigned gardens will be the perfect setting for whatever Karl Lagerfeld dreams up. Sadly my invitation didn't materialize, or I would have been happy to extend our trip a few days. Oh well.   


An imaginary stroll through the Sun King's residence will have to suffice. Have you seen the latest Dior video, Secret Garden? A dreamy trip through the palace and grounds if you can't get there today.


And if you do find yourself in the neighborhood, my friend Sarah (who also traveled to Paris this month) shared her delight with seeing Versailles from the seat of a bicycle-- in spite of a bit of confusion between the outfitter and the authorities about whether or not bikes are permitted on the RER. Most tours start in Paris and include schlepping bikes onto the train. I did find Bike About Tours, however, that skips that step and allows you to pick up your ride at Versailles -- something to file away for the next time!

Hope your week starts out with a lovely trip down a garden path--whether real or just imagined! XO


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  2. Every day at work is a trip down a garden path for me and I'll make to stop and smell the roses, today. Will have to catch the Chanel show online and check out the Dior video... Happy Monday, Jeanne!

  3. Garden path all weekend now we're back to rain. You would think I lived in Seattle rather then the northeast. I hope your husband is feeling better today.


  4. Good for you for enjoying the sunshine instead of staying behind your computer to sort pictures. :) This was a lovely escape anyway - such a magical place full of interesting stories too!

  5. Oh, to see the Chanel show....wouldn't that be an experience?!

    I am now regretting we didn't make it to Versailles....but that just means I need to return to Paris and venture out.

    My little garden is coming along....I can see the peonies are about to bloom!!

    Happy Monday, Jeanne!
    xoxo Elizabeth



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