Quelques jours à Paris (troi, vert)

A rather enticing marriage of looming clouds hanging over our heads   
and all that green lusciousness... 

(From now on,
 I am so serving water  flavoured with sprigs of fresh mint.)

Kaylovesvintage said...

looks amazing...we should go to Paris this year

Unknown said...

I was thinking the same when I saw the water with mint..So elegant..
Love the last have a gentle glance inside other peoples life..
Often especially when in a train..I look outside the window and see all those houses that we pass by.
Their windows..and behind them life..
their laundry hanging outside,
someone washing dishes,
someone watering the plants,
an empty balcony with the shutters closed..
a kid playing with its mom on a bed..
Passing with the train beside other life stories..imagine..and thinking how similar we all are...all have the same needs..the same fears..the same light when we smile..
Have a beautiful day.

Anci said...

It looks so wonderful ! I wanna go there !!
The last photo is the best.


Veronica Roth said...

Hi Rebecca. It's those huge affordable Paris flowers on every street corner that get me. It's a little of the same in London. If I lived there I'd have fresh white roses all the time. :)

Nalle said...

Oijoi mitä ihania kuvia... saisinpa joskus tuollaisen ruusukimpun!

Rebecca / Sanctuary said...

Thank you <3
- sounds like the perfect plan!

Rebecca / Sanctuary said...

I love the fact that's it's often those really simple and inexpensive ideas that stick
- like throwing generous amounts of mint into a jug of water :)

You describe it so vividly
- that's exactly what I do, have done since I was a young girl,
when I loved (and still do) taking walks in the darkening evenings,
when people had their lights on inside
& I'd wonder what they'd be doing
& how cosy it looked.
It must be partly the same reason I'm
such an interior magazine addict these days...
although it doesn't quite have the same mystery as just seeing little glimpses
when passing by.

Thank you for taking time to write here, so lovely, x

Rebecca / Sanctuary said...

Thanks Anci,
The last photo is from our hotel,
it was the perfect nest...

Rebecca / Sanctuary said...

Oh yes! Those huge bouquets of flowers make me think of London, too,
people would pick up wonderful, ginormous bunches on their way home from work.
And that's what I miss over here,
well there are flower shops here, too, of course,
but they are somehow so sterile and crisp compared to these luscious, sprawling stalls...
Have a lovely evening, x

Rebecca / Sanctuary said...

Tuosta kimpusta on kyllä joku tullut hetken päästä onnelliseksi... Kiitos!

Nova Melina said...

Ihan mielettömiä nää sun kuvat Rebecca!

bereweber said...

ah wonderful! love the fresh mint water idea too, and thank you for transporting us to Paris!

christina @ greige said...

That is so funny. I was in Paris last week and had the same thing served to me, I might say it was at the same place. So this morning I bought two mint plants to put into my garden, for water and for tea. Every time I ordered mint tea they added fresh mint to the boiling water. It was perfection!


Rebecca / Sanctuary said...

Oi, kiitos ihana Nova, x

Rebecca / Sanctuary said...

Glad you came along :) - and thank you for the sweet comment, x

Rebecca / Sanctuary said...

It could well have been the same place (merci café?) .
I think that's one of the most fun and cost-free part of travelling
- having one's sense open to the little twists :)
Trust the mint is thriving in your garden now! x

Irina said...

A peak through the open bedroom window and the man with white roses ... there are stories swirling in my head ... beautiful photographs ... I miss Paris