How are each of you? I hope very, very well. I’ve so much to share that it’s a bit overwhelming so I’ll dive in and we’ll see where it takes us, okay?
To start (drumroll!), the biggest and most exciting news is that I’ve spent most of the last three months living in Paris, working on my second book! Yes, that is absolutely a dream come true! I honestly cannot wait for you to see it because I have written and photographed it with all of you in mind, hand-picking locations and subjects in the hopes of providing you an inspiring, marvelous adventure in the City of Light. The manuscript and photos have now been turned over to my wonderful publisher, Abrams, in New York. But we all have to be patient as it won’t be released for some months to come. So, I’ll be sharing other photos and adventures to keep us occupied in the meantime.
While I’ve been absent here and on other social media, I do hope you’ve been following along on Instagram, where I post most every day @georgiannalane and @aparisianmoment. Below is a snippet of some of the locations and images that I shared there but do pop over for a quick tour of the last three months.
From top left: Cherry blossoms at the Eiffel Tower; chestnut blossoms at Place Dauphine; street in Montmartre; my private shoot at the Hall of Mirrors, Versailles; cherry trees at Parc de Sceaux; green Vespa; white cherry blossoms at Jardin des Plantes; Chateau de Sceaux; Cafe Esmeralda; cute boulangerie; Place Dauphine from above; pricey peonies in early April; raspberry pastries; Champs Elysées from the Arc de Triomphe; perfectly placed Citroën on Île Saint-Louis.
(Above) The Paris Perfect apartment (The Gamay) that I rented during the month of March, on rue Saint-Dominique in the 7th arrondissement. In April, I moved into another Paris Perfect apartment (The Cognac) with the staggering Eiffel Tower view that you see in the first image above. It truly was the most perfect and magical atmosphere in which to finish photographing and writing my book.
Roses at the Marché Av du Président Wilson, my favorite street market in Paris.
Beautiful blue door in Saint Germain.
Accolade cherry blossoms on the Champ de Mars. Since I was living in the 7th arrondissement, it was a short walk each morning to the Champ de Mars and the Eiffel Tower. Thus I was able to capture the unfolding panoply of cherry, magnolia and apple blossoms over the course of the spring.
Flowers and baguettes from the nearby Rue Cler market. Living like a local in this neighborhood was a daily joy.
Kwanzan cherry blossoms in the Marais.
A May Day treat: Wisteria blooming near the Eiffel Tower.
I’m back in the States now for my annual photo shoots at the flower farms and gardens of the Pacific Northwest. I’ll also be posting many more photos from my weeks at the David Austin rose garden last summer. My first book, Vintage Roses, being published in September by Pavilion Books in London, is now complete and I have many, many images that sadly couldn’t fit into the book but happily can be shared here.
Do let me know what you’ve been up to – I can’t wait to get caught up!
As promised in my last post, here is a very special treat for you – images from this holiday season in Paris! I hope the sparkle and beauty bring pleasure and add to your own festive celebrations.
I hope you’ve enjoyed this tour of festive Paris. David and I are also posting daily on Instagram so do visit there for even more holidays in Paris photos @georgiannalane @aparisianmoment and @photosbydcp
Sending you love and very best wishes for a beautiful holiday season!
p. s. Be sure to see the previous post for more images of Paris and flowers in my 2016 calendar collection!
Hello, dear friends! I hope this finds you well. Checking in after nearly a month of traveling and thought you’d enjoy seeing some of the magic of autumn in Paris! Above and below, the Jardin des Tuileries, among the best places to revel in autumnal beauty in the city.
Medici Fountain, Jardin du Luxembourg
The garden beds are still filled with flowers! This one at Notre Dame.
Autumn hues everywhere!
Fountain at Place des Vosges
Cafe in Jardin du Luxembourg
Views from my Paris Perfect apartment in the 7th arrondissement.
The first ranunculus have appeared in the shops! (definitely a luxury at that price!)
A lucky moment on Pont de Bir-Hakeim.
Along the river.
And finally, dawn in the Tuileries.
Spending autumn days here, with cooler temps and shorter hours, is definitely a new experience and one I would highly recommend. The city is less crowded and is no less beautiful than in spring or summer. An expectant hush falls over the parks and gardens, the leaves crunch underfoot, the light is soft and hot chocolate becomes a vital part of the day!
So looking forward to catching up with each of you and what you’ve been up to! D sends his very best, too.
Much love always,
p.s. You can also find me most days on Instagram @georgiannalane