Not Martha

daily photo: Mar. 3rd

wooden figures of buildings from Paris and London

Around this time last year I started recapping our trip to Paris. These sets of wooden building play sets of both London and Paris which we bought at Muji still sit on the ledge of our dining room mirror. At some point I arranged the buildings by height and mixed up which city each belongs in. It’s time we started planning where to escape to next year.

· comments [5] · 03-3-2011 · categories:dailyphoto ·

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  • 1 dukebecky // Mar 3, 2011 at 6:49 pm

    we couldn’t have made it through paris last summer without your guide! thanks so much.

  • 2 megan // Mar 3, 2011 at 7:29 pm

    I’m so glad!

  • 3 Seanna Lea // Mar 4, 2011 at 6:51 am

    Those blocks are lovely! I haven’t been further outside the United States than Toronto, but your trip to Paris really made me want to go. (saving, saving, saving)

  • 4 Lou // Mar 4, 2011 at 8:49 am

    I love the blocks! They would be fun to paint. They would be fun for someone else to paint. (I cannot paint well.)

    I’m going to France with my boyfriend’s sister Katy in May. I read your entire guide with absolute glee. I’ve only left North America once to go to Scotland last September, and I was enamored by the wild chip flavors. (You can see my trip on Flickr, complete with chip pictures, here: ) Gah, I am excited. I wonder what the weather will be like. I’m from Fairbanks and when I eyeball a map France is much further south from Alaska and Alaska is about 65 or so in mid-May so France will be in the 70-somethings? For some reason I find it difficult to trust weather history sites. I find them confusing!

    I would love to go to the store you mentioned that carries Orla Kiely fabric. Although I know it’s in London and we’re probably not going to make it there since our trip is only for a week. I currently live in The Middle of the Countryside in Georgia and it is really difficult to find cool fabric. Although we have an endless supply of vintage furniture here! I suppose that’s because of all of the loads and loads of older people that die and whose children have estate sales. There are a LOT of old people in my town! My neighbors are all 80+ and absolutely batty. But they’re all I have outside the internet! HAHA! I’m partly kidding. Rambly mc ramble!

    OH! I remember filling out my customs card like you mentioned. I literally filled my bag until bursting with chocolate bars, so that made up the majority of my list. I have all these high falutin’ plans of buying fancy French things, but chances are I will just end up coming back with a load of candy and pictures of candy. My cousin in Scotland almost talked me into taking back a bulk bag of Quavers chips with me. I stood at the checkout and debated, but ultimately I considered that the sound of crinkling wrappers and a potential bag search in front of curious passengers just wouldn’t be worth the half hour of crunchy ecstasy it would take me to devour the entire stock.

  • 5 Jennie // Mar 4, 2011 at 1:51 pm

    We saw In Bruges over the weekend, and now I’m a little (a lot) obsessed with Bruges. So you should go to Belgium, thereby allowing me to live vicariously. :-)

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