Changing Skies

Arc de Triomphe

Avenue de Wagram

Avenue de Wagram

La Tour, sunset

The light in this city is unlike anywhere else in the world. I left happy hour with Christine and some new friends one night last week to walk to the bus stop (right next to the Arc de Triomphe, it’s a miracle I didn’t miss my bus for all the gawking I was doing). It was nearing 8:45pm, and the sky was burning gold. In the ten minutes I waited for the bus, the light shifted to all these beautiful shades of red and purple and dark blue. I wish I could have captured it better, but I was too in awe to take as many photos as I should have. And that’s okay, right? I’m allowed to be present (it’s one of my rules!) and enjoy the moment out from behind my camera.

Other Paris Details of Note: I’ve discovered the neatest thing: the demi-baguette. Which is exactly what it sounds like: a half a baguette. I was buying a full size baguette almost daily and, though I am deeply ashamed to admit it, rarely finishing the whole thing, even if I had the remaining portion for breakfast with Bonne Maman jam. But! A half-size baguette? A baguette they literally cut in half and give to you for 48¢?? The perfect size! This has radically changed my life, and I mean that in the sincerest way possible.

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  • Yesss, I knew there was a point in time when you’d be eating all the bread. You’re doing just fine Erin, just fine. :)

    • *would be instead of *was… grammar and tenses have all gone out the window this morning

      • Meh, it’s the morning, and that’s a toughie anyway ;) xo

    • This city makes more bread than I can keep up with, but I am doing my best!! ;) xo

  • Beautiful pics! Demi-baquette for 48¢, the very definition of a bargin considering it’s warm, crusty French bread. I would gladly give a limb for a fresh daily morning baguette!

    • Seriously. Last night’s was one of the best I’ve ever had, it made me wish I’d ordered a whole one. It was just the perfect amount of crunchy and chewy. My god, now I’m craving another one! But yes, it is beyond cheap! xo

  • Et voilà, quelque chose très importante que j’avais oublié te dire, la demi-baguette ! Eh oui, c’est possible et on fait ça partout ! Ils ne sont pas encore inventé le demi-croissant mais pour toi il ne serais pas intéressant, tu as besoin d’un entier pour parcourir 6 ou 10 km chaque jour ;)

    • Hahah, le demi-croissant. Non! Je veux le tout! En fait, je veux deux ou trois, mais j’essaye manger juste un. 6 ou 10km, c’est vrai! Heureusement, mon appart est au 3eme etage, donc plus des étapes! xo

  • Fabulous…sung like Oprah.

    • Comme ça?

      • Exactement.

  • Demi-baguettes are amazing! The perfect size for a sandwich. I wish they only cost 48 cents here!

    • I’m going to be so upset when I return home to Metropolitan and their $2.85 baguettes :( xo