Paris. Paris. Paris.

I feel a little cliché being an American with undying love for Paris, but I don’t care. This trip made me just adore that city even more. Santorini and Mykonos were a dream, but I wouldn’t want to live there. I’d go back on a whim in a heartbeat though.

But back to Paris – the first time I visited I was studying abroad for a few weeks in 2005. I stayed in a hotel somewhat off the beaten path, but still adored the romanticism of Paris. I appreciated the slower pace (literally) as I walked the city.

This visit I stayed in the most adorably French AirBNB in the Marais for 4 days. I had delicious coffee at Coutume Cafe and one of the most incredible meals of my life at Spring (deserving of it’s own post later). I took a Croissant Baking Class at Cook’n with Class.

I shopped at La Maison Plisson, the most magical little market I’ve ever been in. I cooked some Cacio e Pepe at “home” and drank wine while watching the sunset over Montmartre. Last but not least I had breakfast at Laudree. The hollandaise was out of this world.

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Robolights Art Installation / Holiday Lights – Palm Springs

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This past weekend I visited the Robolights art installation in Palm Springs. It was mind blowing – these photos really don’t do it justice. It reminded me of a Christmas haunted house. The artist Kenny Irwin Jr. created a wonderland filled with robots, lights, and music. Using anything from pool filters, microwaves, toilets and surge protectors the exhibit was larger than life in his 2 acre backyard. It’s 100% worth the day or night trip from Los Angeles.

Robolights is open 4- 9 PM Rain or Shine til 1.6.15.

1077 E Granvia Valmonte
Palm Springs, CA