Paris in Black & White

Our friend, Ali, came to visit this weekend.

Ali works at Oxford...
she's brilliant, clever & stylish
 in the most perfect English way.

She also throws one heck of a Robert Burns night.

Not only do I feel smarter after being around Ali,
but she has the most amazing circle of friends
that I get to glean off when I'm with her.

This weekend, Ali showed me around Paris.

Yes, that's right...
even though I am technically the one living here.

She's just cool like that.

Ali took us the Musee Rodin
to see Rodin's famous bronze statues...

Since the museum was closed and only the gardens were open,
we were let in to roam for free.... we had such a good time,
we stopped for lunch in the garden cafe. Yum.

we took a quick lap around Les Invalides ...

headed toward the iconic tower 
you may know as "La Tour Eiffel..."

broke for tea at the anthropological museum, Le Quai Branly,
which might possibly be my new favorite spot for afternoon lounging...

and went on a walk highlighting the French Revolution with Ali's friend, Clea...
a Canadian grad from Oxford who's an attorney in Paris.

{Yes, as a matter of fact, I did feel like a total ding-dong sitting beside these two women.}

We ate, we laughed, 
we talked about topics that made my brain swell...
and all-in-all, we had such a good time.

It made me miss my friends and our life in England.

I do love that place and the people we know...
daily life is so pleasant there.

But for the time being, 
I'm quite enjoying this place, too.

*all images original to Aspiring Kennedy