Wednesday, July 29, 2009

city of lights

i had to upload this photo. doesn't it look fake? i swear i took it myself! paris has definitely treated me well the past 5 weeks . . . i head back to america on friday but i will certainly be back in this city some day.

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Aux Anysetiers du Roy

Aux Anysetiers Du Roy was a restaurant located near Notre Dame de Paris that specialized in provencal cooking . . . using olive oil, aromatics herbs, and garlic. It was one of the first restaurants to offer grilled meats seasoned with Provence Herbs. At the end of dinner, each customer was offered the small "Herbes of Provence" crock, a special blend prepared by Louis Lombard.

These crocks are made in a small village in the drôme, near Valence (south of Lyon). Aux Anysetiers du Roy create their own recipes . . . Today there are many different blends for various foods including sugars, salts, spices, and even chocolate.
The crocks are filled up by hand and look lovely (and oh so French) sitting on your kitchen countertop!

I visited a store in Paris this week that had all of their products . . . I can't wait to try their white wine vinegar infused with herbs of provence! I know Williams-Sonoma sells their Herbs of Provence, and for their other products, check this website out.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

gardens : parisian style

would you mind relaxing there every afternoon with a baguette and a bottle of wine? oh the parisian lifestyle is so lovely! i'm only here for two more weeks and i'm trying to soak up every last bit of this experience. now i'm off to go sit in the luxembourg gardens once again . . .

Thursday, July 16, 2009


these photos from sunday suppers couldn't be more my style. i've mentioned my love for mason jars many times before . . . and i love this natural look of the burlap tablecloth. the flowers are simple . . . and i'm loving how they are bunched together in uniform bouquets. so fresh and natural!

Sunday, July 5, 2009

wining & dining in paris

i am studying abroad in paris for 5 weeks this summer . . . it is fantastic! i love everything about this city . . . especially the slow pace, relaxing meals. my friends and i sit for hours chatting at a local cafe sipping on wine and enjoying a parisian meal. santé à cela!