Thursday, June 7, 2012

Please Join Me on A Parisian Rendevous!

Passport to Paris!
Please Join me for a Paris Rendezvous!

A Vision of the Eiffel Tower that took my Breath Away!

An Iconic Image Of The Louvre

Never One to Pack Light I have come to a Compromise of Mix and Match Pieces for several Ensembles

I Take along extra T's, One only pair of jeans, scarves and a white or cream Cardigan and am set for Daytime Dress!

The Aix Shopping Tote from French Basketeer of Course!

Can you believe Our Room with a View!? Fabulous Beyond !!
Room Service the Morning after the Long Flight French Toast with Chocolate and Bananas ( An Emeril Special)! 
Ready for Exploring: Copper and Comfits at the Paris Flea

Could this become a favorite Haunt!?

The Abbey Bookstore to Peruse

Flowers oh yes! Several bunches for our Room with a View

We are famished from our extensive excursions!
Ralph Lauren Restaurant in Paris

Another Choice: Musee d'Orsey  Fabulous Food AND Art!!

A Picnic Perhaps!

Evening Dinner and of course.....

A Gorgeous Gown for the Opera After

Let us Celebrate our First Trip to Paris!!

Of course some gifts for our Friends at Home!

Have I experienced heaven on Earth? Oh Yes!!

Linking up with Anita at Castles Crowns and Cottages for more Parisian Party  Delight!

Artist 2012 Series to Continue a Week from Today!

Plus a Fabulous Giveaway  very Soon!

Thank you for all of your comments and support dear friends!!


Art by Karena

Find the Images Sources on  Art by Karena on Pinterest

Just In a wonderful package from Annie Selke's Pine Cone Hill Via Linda of Surroundings! Capri Pajamas and the softest Robe ever!!  Thank You Linda and Annie!


Elizabeth at Eiffel Tells said...

Fabulous images that capture the spirit of Paris! Bon voyage.............

Elizabeth at Eiffel Tells said...

Fabulous images that capture the spirit of Paris! Bon voyage.............

carolyn bradford said...

Yes, you have definitely discovered Parisian heaven on earth! That was LITERALLY our room with a view in Paris! At the Lancaster Hotel! I will never forget it! And now my precious parents are there! They are actually in Provence and traveling to Paris in a day or two! I'm envious but happy for them! Much love to you!

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Breathtaking images!

YONKS said...

I really enjoyed your Paris! Mine is a mysterious Paris. Hasn't it been great to visit together.

Dawne Polis said...

Bonjour Karena,
What a fantastique Parisian holiday you present us with!
Such a great start to Anita's Paris Party!
I hope you will come by and see me today!

Pura Vida said...

I love Paris thanks for taking me back

M.A. the 2nd ~ Frances Russell said...

Dear Karena
Gorgeous images of my favourite city in the world!!!! How amazing was your view..... I am so thrilled to see these special memories and to see how wonderful life can be!

best wishes always
Frances xxxxx

M.A. the 2nd ~ Frances Russell said...

Dear Karena
Gorgeous images of my favourite city in the world!!!! How amazing was your view..... I am so thrilled to see these special memories and to see how wonderful life can be!

best wishes always
Frances xxxxx

M.A. the 2nd ~ Frances Russell said...

Dear Karena
Gorgeous images of my favourite city in the world!!!! How amazing was your view..... I am so thrilled to see these special memories and to see how wonderful life can be!

best wishes always
Frances xxxxx

Laurie said...

My most favorite city in the world....

Elizabeth@ Pine Cones and Acorns said...

Beautiful! Paris is a magical place and once it touches our heart it never leaves.

Have. Great weekend!

"Create Beauty" said...

Hi Karena!
Aren't we just having the greatest trip to Paris?!?! Your images are lovely, but oops, we packed the same clothes to wear, and how did you end up with my gown?!?
te-heeeee! {as Anita would say}

What FUN!
~ Violet

catkin tales said...

so delightful! i really enjoyed this visit with you, you picked the very best room and i love your gown!

wishing you a magical weekend xx


The French Hutch said...

Oh Wow, your photos are wonderful and bring all the magic of Paris back to me. I love your cute little outfits for the trip and oh my, what a beautiful dress you've selected for the opera. Fabulous trip Karena……

The French Hutch

It's me said...

So nice to see you in Paris too.......enjoy the trip....hahaahaha! from

Unknown said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog and following...
Your blog is wonderful love the pictures...I have never been to Paris and this is a wonderful way to visit..
Take care,
Dessa Rae

michele said...

i want that gown!

smiles to you!


Mise said...

Ah yes, this has inspired me to embark upon half an hour of wishful thinking, accompanied by a glass of wine. I live to serve.


Linda Merrill said...

Ah, Paris! Great pics all. And glad you love the robe and pajamas! Have a nice weekend!

Splendid Sass said...

I can't wait to go to Paris next year, and these images make it almost impossible to wait, Karena.
Haope that all is well with you.
Happy Friday.

Unknown said...

Wonderful Parisian images, Karena...thank you for popping by and joining me in Paris....lovely to hear from you.
Have a wonderful weekend.

French said...

Love all the images, as well as Paris itself! I will call you today, on my way to a styling gig in San Diego. I'm just back online today....xxoo~

vicki archer said...

Heaven and earth... is absolutely true Karena... lovely post... Happy weekend... xv

Barbara said...

I'd love to join you, Karena! Your ensembles are perfect for the trip. Nothing like Paris flea markets...I'm so with you on that. And we MUST have flowers! And macarons!
Musee d'Orsay is my very favorite.
Such fun traveling with you.....

Red Rose Alley said...

So nice to be traveling to Paris with you and all the other lovely blogs. My favorite picture on here was the flower shop. I adore flowers and can imagine going into a little flower shop in Paris and looking all around. Wouldn't that be nice? I am off to visit a few more lovelies, and wanted to make sure that I stopped by your sweet blog.
~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

DolceDreams said...

How I am loving this Paris trip we are all enjoying thanks to Anita! Your travel ensembles are fabulous, and I now have to run off and find a gown for the Opera...yours is Stunning! Merci for visiting my petite memoir of my love a Paris ~
A bientot!
Enjoy your weekend,

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO IT IS PARTY TIME and I am finally here! I have been at work all day and I missed all the fun early on, but we have ONE FULL WEEK to visit everyone!

Have a ball my dear; you have put together some fabulous pictures that are just so special to my heart. A room with a view....ahhhhhh only in Paris. Anita

NanaDiana said...

Oh- How exquisite! I love ALL your images here! xo Diana

Entertaining Women said...

I love Paris...all of France. Where is the hotel room? Marvelous images. Thanks for the visual journey. Cherry Kay

Anonymous said...

Having so much fun on this Parisian adventure with Anita and her traveling companions. Thank you for stopping by, Karena. Always good to see your pretty smile.

Champagne Macarons said...

I do believe Paris is a little slice of heaven on earth. That flower shop on the L'Ile Saint-Louis is one of my favourites and I just purchased that Aix basket from French Basketeer! Your ensembles and gown are tres chic!
xoxo, B

Bleudelavande said...

Wooooow your pictures of Paris are just fabulous! I would like have a little trip in that magical city!
Have a nice weekend.

Mimi said...

PARIS is indeed a MUST see CITY by all...I came home from my trip in April to Paris with 5 girl friends....told all my children(grown) YOU must add PARIS to your list of cities to visit!!!!
I will take my Hubby back --hopefully soon....he must experience it with me!!!
So happy we are going to be friends!!

hi-d said...

I am following the tour...and My Oh My! I will take that room with a view! The food and glamour...and beautiful scenery - YES! I'll take it ALL!

Thanks for sharing...I want to stay up and continue to catch all of these links, but I may have to save it for the morning... :)


Kerri said...

Thanks for visit my blog and so nice to meet you! I love your pictures of Paris, especially the room with the view. Thanks for sharing :)


Jacqueline said...

Your room with a view reminded me of our room last year. I couldn't get over the gorgeous windows and window dressings! What a fabulous idea for breakfast too - I am going to make mine soon - Definitely a wonderful time in Paris. I love that you are bringing back gifts for friends, Karena, you are sooooo thoughtful!

Nella Miller said...

Dear Karina, thank you for taking me along with you.....very very similar tastes and loves here !! Especially the view, lunch, and books and dress....could go on and on! Also so happy you visted me, and saddened I have been immobilized with my computer down. N.xo

Anne said...

What a delightful trip to Paris this was, Karina! Merci beaucoup!

Unknown said...


Now that was a real treat! Thanks for the mini vacation.


Bonnie said...

I've enjoyed the trip with you, Karena. Lovely images and reminders of all the wonders there. I didn't stop smiling the entire time I was there.

I'm reading "Hidden in Paris" this week. Just noticed it on your sidebar.

Have a great weekend.

Sylvia said...

Your trip is Heaven on Earth, indeed! Thank you for bringing me alone! Delighted to have enjoyed it through Anita's Parisian celebration.

Segreto Secrets said...

Was that really your room? What hotel! so dreamy!! xo Leslie

Draffin Bears said...

Bonjour Karena,

Was great to meet up with you and see you in Paris.
Thanks for sharing and for visiting me.

Happy weekend

Simplement ... said...

Un superbe aperçu de Paris ...
Merci pour ces merveilleuses images.
Beau dimanche

Anonymous said...

Such a lovely tour of Paris! And you looked so stylish : )

Jade said...

So lovely images full of romance.........wish i could be there right now!!! And thank you soooooo much, for your sweet comment........have a wonderful sunday,


Karena said...

The Room with a View is at The Lancaster Hotel; and I look forward to staying there one day soon!


Vær våken said...

Hi Karena, I say yes to all of this. And that room with a view, what an experience that would have been!!!! Have a lovely day and thanks for your nice comment!!

Kristin xoxo

Deana Sidney said...

You capture the soul of Paris with your words and pictures. It is a feast for eyes, ears, taste and scent. They all play in Paris. Thanks to ANita for bringing us all together.

Decor To Adore said...

Oh oui oui! Let's hop a plane now. :)

At the 11th hour a miracle has happened. I knew it would :) He is ever faithful. Details will follow soon. Thank you for your constant friendship.

debra @ 5th and state said...

stunning karena! we are on the same wavelength.
won't you join me in paris? would be fun!

Lynne said...

Thank you for taking me with you. I love it all. My favorites were the room with a view and re- visiting Degas' Ballerina and Monet's waterlilies at the Musee d'Orsay!
So blessed to be your blog friend.

Michelle May-The Raspberry Rabbits said...

Beautiful photos. This is such a fun blog tour.

Taylor Greenwalt said...

Beautiful images. I have never been to Paris, but cant wait to be able to visit.

Martina said...

Dear Karena, i'm so in the mood for Paris now! Thanks for sharing these pretty images and dreaming along with me and the others! have a super week!

Burlap Luxe said...

Thank you Karena for adding beauty to our tour de France!
I thank you dearly for adding me to your stop over enjoying all that I had to inspire. Anita is a doll for putting together such an eventful week.

I will be seeing you and all your beauty so very soon.

Kerry Steele- Design du Monde said...

I really love the outfits you chose for the trip. Maybe we are the same size and we can swap out chic threads!

Stacy CUrran said...

It really does look like heaven on earth! Fabulous images!

Kirsten Steen said...

I'm just getting started on the Parisian Party Tour but so glad to be here. Thank you for stopping by and love your photos and picks. Will have to come by more often!
Cheers, Kirsten

Jessie said...

Beautiful images! Love that dress! Would love to visit some day!

P/S: Come by and enter my current giveaway for a chance to win a designer pillow of your choice, if you like!


C'est moi Claudette said...

Bonjour Karena
Awwww Parie. I was there once over 25 yrs. ago. Too young to enjoy it's beauty then. Wrong month too.
Now at 56, I will go back with a different heart.
Everyone's images are stunning.
I know you and Anita would be walking hand in hand down one of those streets together having a macaron and a café.

Karla@TheClassyWoman said...

Great images, Karena! It has me reminiscing of where hubby and I got engaged. :)

Vi said...

Karena, Beautiful. You captured Paris perfectly!! The Eiffel Tower fabric does come in different colours. Red, Black, Aqua..just to name afew. :-)

Woodside Park said...

Bonjour Karena,
Can I come too? I'll show you my favorite antiques shops. And, I can negotiate prices in French! Merci mon amie!!

Mona Thompson Providence Ltd. said...

I would love to join you Karena...looks like a trip from heaven...and I just know that we would have so much fun together! Who knows?...Maybe someday! XO, Mona

Diana Mieczan said...

Oh la la...You know how much I love Paris and this post is truly special. Have a great day, dear.

Acanthus and Acorn said...

So fun, wish I was there after seeing all these great images!

Zean Wednesday said...

Can't wait to go to Paris someday!

Pura Vida said...

I love your pink passport..enjoyed the tour!

A Perfect Gray said...

that was fun karena, and that gown is spectacular! donna

Namuplanai said...

Have a nice trip!

Anita at Cedar Hill said...

I got so excited, I felt like I was there again.

Brooke @ Inside-Out Design said...

Yes that looks like heaven!! Amazing!!

Francine Gardner said...

Love your take on Paris, don't you love all the bookstores? I never tire of Paris and always discover something special.

Palomasea said...

Beautiful and dreamy images of a favorite city, dear Karena!
I am awfully late here...but I'm so glad you shared your dream Parisian trip...merci to you and dear Anita!
- Irina

Bethany [at] Powell Brower Home said...

oh boy, count me in! all of this sounds wonderful. and that evening dress- - so chic!! happy 4th of july Karena!

Things That Inspire said...

I've only been to Paris once, and it was one of the most beautiful places I have ever been! I only saw about half of what I wanted to see, but I always think it is good to leave a few things for the next trip!

- Holly

miss b said...

You captured Paris beautifully. I have visited many times but never tire of this wonderful city and the Musée d'Orsay is amazing. You certainly had a room with a view.

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