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Paris Street; Rainy Day

Gustave Caillebotte Paris Street Rainy Day

This Gustave Caillebotte painting is one of my all time favorites. It shows a unglamorous side of my favorite city, but it’s still so magical. I love how you can feel the wetness. If you’re ever in Chicago, go visit this piece at the Art Institute…I could stand in front of it all day. 

Aside from the absence of cars and the top hats, Paris is just the same in the rain now as it was in 1877. It’s grey and wet, but you still feel the magic of the city. Les grands boulevards are actually that grand. Dirt and cigarettes get trapped in between the cobblestone, but it’s still Paris cobblestone and it has so much history. Rainy days were some of my favorite while living there. Maybe because I was outside no matter what every day. No retreating to a couch and a TV. I walked every arrondissement in the rain. Stopped for an espresso or a book store. Crossed bridges. Went through several cheap black umbrellas. Faced fears and learned it’s lovely to be alone.

Even if it’s raining the whole time, I’d go back right away. Paris is my favorite in the fall. In the rain. Allons-y.

Cupcakes for Breakfast: Paris Street; Rainy Day

Cupcakes for Breakfast: Paris Street; Rainy Day Cupcakes for Breakfast: Paris Street; Rainy Day

Cupcakes for Breakfast: Paris Street; Rainy DayCupcakes for Breakfast: Paris Street; Rainy Day Cupcakes for Breakfast: Paris Street; Rainy Day

Cupcakes for Breakfast: Paris Street; Rainy DayCupcakes for Breakfast: Paris Street; Rainy Day

Cupcakes for Breakfast: Paris Street; Rainy DayCupcakes for Breakfast: Paris Street; Rainy Day

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Bright Pink Please

I love a great pop of pink at home. (Need proof? See this, this, and this post.) Instant happiness. Here are just a few more scenes that caught my eye – a bright pink throw, statement painting, details in an unexpected room, or simple flowers for your desk. I haven’t been spending all that much time enjoying my home recently, but these are great little reminders of how I can make it feel more special when I am here (and just not fast asleep).

Bright pink bedroom Style at HomeBright Pink painting Dallas Shaw the Every Girl bright pink bathroom AB Chaobright pink flowers for your desk Gadabout

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