Join Me May 6th in the Seattle Area!

Hello friends! To those of you in the Pacific Northwest, I’d love for you to join me at a “Springtime in Paris” event at Faded Elegance in Snohomish, Washington on May 6th, from 10:00 – 6:00! I’ll be signing books, giving away prints and talking about all things Paris.

Paris in Bloom by Georgianna Lane

And I’d love to personalize a copy of my book for your Mom for Mother’s Day so you can “take your Mom to Paris!” This book was inspired by my first trip to Paris with my Mom and I’ve always envisioned it as a perfect Mother’s Day gift.

Paris in Bloom by Georgianna Lane

Faded Elegance is a wonderful French home decor and vintage shop in the darling Victorian town of Snohomish, Washington, about 30 minutes north of Seattle. The owner, Kimberly, and I have been friends for years and we’re planning a fantastic day celebrating the beauty of Paris and the joy of spring. We’ll have door prizes and luscious treats, including custom macarons made by Seattle’s star pastry chef, Krystel of Krystel’s Confections.

Macarons by Krystel's Confections

I’d love to see you there! Here are all the details:

May 6, 2017
10:00 am to 6:00 pm

Faded Elegance
1116 1st Street
Snohomish, Washington 98290
(360) 568-5333

Paris in Bloom by Georgianna Lane

À bientôt!!

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Cherry Blossoms in Paris

Cherry blossoms in Paris by Georgianna Lane, author of Paris in Bloom

Bonjour, dear friends! This newest report on spring in Paris features the beautiful Kwanzan cherry trees, which are becoming more and more popular throughout the city. The season was very early this year and sadly, the blossoms are nearly gone but I wanted to share with you a tour of some of the beauty of the last few weeks. This first location, Square Jean XXIII at Notre Dame, is one I’ve shared before and is featured on the cover of my book, Paris in Bloom.

Cherry blossoms in Paris by Georgianna Lane, author of Paris in Bloom

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The trees beautifully frame one of the rose windows of the cathedral.

Cherry blossoms in Paris by Georgianna Lane, author of Paris in Bloom

 

Cherry blossoms in Paris by Georgianna Lane, author of Paris in Bloom

When the petals fall, for a day or two, the ground becomes covered in pink “snow.”

Cherry blossoms in Paris by Georgianna Lane, author of Paris in Bloom

Cherry blossoms in Paris by Georgianna Lane, author of Paris in Bloom

Cherry blossoms in Paris by Georgianna Lane, author of Paris in Bloom

Cherry blossoms in Paris by Georgianna Lane, author of Paris in Bloom

I took a copy of the book to visit my trees on the cover. :)

Cherry blossoms in Paris by Georgianna Lane, author of Paris in Bloom

Sweet, poetic images are everywhere, like these delicate blossoms on the vintage bench.

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Across the street from Notre Dame is the famous bookstore, Shakespeare and Company. I’m thrilled that my book is for sale here! The tiny square in front of the store has several fairly young cherry trees that add even more romance to the setting.

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Cherry blossoms in Paris by Georgianna Lane, author of Paris in Bloom

And through the misty blossoms, you can see the towers of Notre Dame and hear the bells chime on the hour, a magic and unforgettable memory.

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Cherry blossoms in Paris by Georgianna Lane, author of Paris in Bloom

Some other locations around the city for Kwanzan cherry blossoms.

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This one is Square Gabriel Pierné, a charming and peaceful spot where the benches are in the form of open books.

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And lastly, just 20 minutes by train from Paris, lies the darling village of Sceaux and its magnificent Chateau. The massive gardens feature a magnificent orchard of Kwanzan cherry trees which is beyond breathtaking. I was fortunate to visit last year when the blossoms were at their peak. But due to space, the images did not appear in Paris in Bloom.

Therefore, I’m very pleased to share with you a free 32-page e-book that I created to take you on a once-in-a-lifetime tour of this enchanting park. To receive your copy, simply click here and download the PDF. I hope you enjoy it!

Cherry Blossoms at Parc de Sceaux by Georgianna Lane

Be sure to visit the previous posts in this series, Magnolias in Paris, and Magnolias in Paris, Part II. The next post will feature wisteria in Paris!

For all my recommendations on blooming in Paris, pick up a copy of Paris in Bloom! Stockists are listed here for all countries.

Wishing you each a beautiful weekend!

À bientôt!

xx

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Magnolias in Paris, Part II

Bonjour, mes amis! I’m excited to bring you Part II of my report on spring blooming magnolias in Paris. The variety in these images is Magnolia soulangeana, also known as Saucer Magnolia. It’s petals are a softer pink and rounder in shape than the Magnolia liliiflora of the previous post.

Author and Photographer Georgianna Lane in Paris

This was taken last year at the same spot but several weeks later. It was freezing cold that day with a biting wind, hence my frozen expression! In complete contrast, this year the weather has been almost balmy. Typical for spring, the bloom time and weather are so unpredictable. Photo of me by Stacy Reeves, L’Amour de Paris.

Magnolias in Paris by Georgianna Lane

Paris in Bloom book by Georgianna Lane

Couldn’t resist! :)

Magnolias at the Eiffel Tower by Georgianna Lane

All of the above images were taken on the Champ de Mars, at the foot of the Eiffel Tower, where this beautiful magnolia perfectly frames it.

Magnolias in the Tuileries, Paris, by Georgianna Lane

And above, this is in the Tuileries Garden, in front of the Louvre.

Statue of Étienne Marcel in spring, Paris, by Georgianna Lane

And this stunning pair of trees is in front of the Hôtel de Ville, with the statue of Étienne Marcel.

Hôtel de Ville, Paris, in spring, by Georgianna Lane

Magnolias at the Hôtel de Ville, Paris, by Georgianna Lane

Magnolias in Paris by Georgianna Lane

Magnolias in Paris by Georgianna Lane

And lastly, this delicate tree is in the Parc Monceau area. I adore that window, don’t you?

I hope you’ve enjoyed this tour! Thank you, as always, for visiting. (Cherry blossoms are next.)

My wishes for a wonderful weekend and à bientôt!

xo

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