“Never an umbrella in Paris . . .

. . .  and, by all means, rain the very first day.” So says Sabrina Fairchild (Audrey Hepburn) in the classic 1954 movie, Sabrina, one of my all-time favorites.

I’m  happy to report that I followed Sabrina’s instructions to the letter. The light rain falling on the day of our arrival was most welcome. The Dear Husband and I have the great good fortune to be spending three weeks in the City of Light. We are staying at the apartment of a friend, who is staying at our home in Portland during the same time frame.

As I write this, night is falling on the city, and from our dining room window we can look out and see the very top of the Eiffel Tower all lit up. The top of the Pantheon is also visible in the distance.

Under these circumstances, I hope you’ll forgive the lapse in posting. I’ll resume as soon as I’m back home. In the meantime, I’m enjoying  la vie en rose. According to Sabrina, it means I’m looking at Paris (and the world) through rose colored glasses.






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9 Responses to “Never an umbrella in Paris . . .

  1. Have a great time!! Looking forward to hearing all about it when you get back.

  2. Nancy Balding says:


  3. Lisa D'Andrea says:

    Oh I am so happy for you! I’ll toast you and Charlie with a nice glass of French rosé!

  4. Glenda DeMoss says:

    Yay! So glad you can get away and relax in that beautiful city! Enjoy!

  5. Linda dyer says:

    Have the very best time. I will miss you but what stories you will have. Hope you’re journaling your adventures

  6. AnnMarie says:

    What a wonderful exchange of homes! Have a great time! Look up Petit Pan (petitpan.com) in Paris. It’s a children’s type of store, but they sell fabric.

  7. I wish you a wonderful, exciting and memorable time! Can’t wait to see some pictures when you get back!

  8. Char says:

    Will you bring back fabric? I’ll love seeing it when I’m in Portland in August.

    • anna chek says:

      Char, I’ve found that finding fabric I like in Paris is an ordeal. I’m wondering if Dawn has some insight into this. I’ve tried googling, and I’ve tried asking people. The answer is always the same, “Marche St. Pierre.” Its an area of hundreds of fabric stores. I’ve only discovered one that I find worthy. However, I’ve not seen all of them.

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