Springtime in Paris

Springtime in Paris

With all the rain that arrived here in California this winter, rescuing us from a choking drought, we've had a blockbuster season of floral displays. The wildflowers have made the desert the go-to destination this spring (competing with the Coachella Music Festival); their display so exuberant and colorful that the flower fields could even be seen in satellite imagery (here)!

But for those of you with a bit of wanderlust and an addiction to those pink blossoms of spring, Paris in Bloom by Georgianna Lane (published this spring--how appropriate!) is the book for you. Let's escape all of our responsibilities and concentrate instead on where to find the best floral displays in Paris and the most colorful flower markets. Let's armchair travel to the city's grand parks where every bicycle basket is filled with flowers and a freshly baked baguette for a picnic. This floral love letter to Paris is the perfect pairing with a bottle of rosé. I'll pour...

What is your favorite city in spring?

Rattan--Here to Stay

Rattan--Here to Stay

Mothers and Children in Art

Mothers and Children in Art