1. A week in Savoie with my French family. First time to see (and ski down!) the Alps. I scooped up handfuls of snow to taste and strangers looked at me like I was a loon- but it was delicious.

    Crêpes every day and Champagne every night, with an outrageous amount of Raclette, Beaufort and saucisse savoyarde thrown in between… la vie est belle à Tignes.

  2. A Mr. Dwyer showed up in Paris this week! So much fun running around the city with this boy and being able to show him my Paris.. it was nothing less than a dreamy 3 days.

    A few things I learned: Edith Piaf is always appropriate, museums are closed on Tuesdays, clichés are awesome and Lenny Kravitz has a lot of pull.

    ça a vite passé, mais nous aurons toujours Paris… à la prochaine et garde le rythme dans le monde libre, Charlie!  

  4. Marrakech, Morocco: part nine.

    pit stop en route to the desert. Le Kasbah d’Aït Ben Haddou. It might look familiar from these films.

  5. Marrakech, Morocco: part eight. 

    Driving through the haut Atlas en route to the desert in a van full of singing Brazilians. 

  6. Emily, of Cake Happy Hour fame, takes beautiful film photos. Here are some that she took during our Autumnal wanderings around the Jardin des Tuileries, Jardin de Luxembourg and the Canal St. Martin. More here.

  7. Weekend.

    Sunday ballet at the Palais Garnier followed up by wine and cheese behind the Panthéon… as you do. First time I wore heels in Paris. 

  8. Weekend.

    post-brunch Tuileries chillin’. Soakin’ up all that SUN! My eyes had a hard time adjusting! Spring has sprung in the capital. 


  9. "Perhaps the reason so many of us wrestle with spiritual slumber, darkness, doubt and despair, is because the Lord has put us in it- not to punish us, but to show us something of Himself. Perhaps He keeps us from walking in easy faith, and in confidence in our faithfulness, in order to demonstrate to us that it was never our walking, never our faithfulness that saved or secured us. It was Him, walking for us. It was His promises, and His faithfulness. It was a covenant that He made, and that He fulfilled, when He was torn for us. Perhaps our darkness is intended to let His glory shine the brighter to us, to reveal that what we once held dear was all the while holding us. That would be very good news, indeed."
    — D.M. wisdom here.
  10. Marrakech, Morocco: part seven.

    La vallée de l’Ourika. 

    Check out that luxurious, riverside dining. I love that they put legitimate sofas in their restaurants.