Monday, March 21, 2011

Spring is Sprung...almost!

  Happy Spring!

Is it true that Spring has sprung? 
Here in Paris it has...well, sort of.

All the luscious fleuristes are always stocked with extraordinary blooms.

The trees are starting to bud, and the flowers are popping up and 
showing their colors. 

We still need our jackets and scaves, but Spring is definitely on its way!
Sunshine and blue skies are on the week's agenda!  

A sweet group of Japanese expats were out on the Anevue des Champs Elysées on Sunday. They had created a memorial for the victims of the quake and tsunami.  
You could write messages on the mat and choose from hundreds of origami birds, which you were to unfold and write your meassage inside. 
 (The trick was getting it back together - thankfully the professionals were standing by to help with this!) 
  Everyone was stopping; Japanese, French, Indian, American, Egyptian...
It was heartwarming and heartbreaking at the same time.

  We continue to send our support and prayers to the people of Japan! 

Don't forget to enter our latest giveaway - "Une Cadeau Francais"
Everyone is welcome!

Ends March 29th

Put a Little Ooh La La in Your Life!


TeriGigi/Girl Meets Paris said...

This post warmed my heart! So meaningful. I was in Japan a few years ago, and the people were lovely.

I haven't been able to sit and enjoy the new magazine! It's on my list of things to do...good things!!!

chateaudelille said...

What a lovely idea. I might do that with my class because I know they want to do something for the Japanese. Fiona

Sissie's Shabby Cottage said...

Hello Mimi!
Great to hear from you! Paris looks so pretty in the spring. I love your wonderful photos.


Divine Theatre said...

The story of the origami cranes made me "happy-sad"...that's what my daughter calls it when I cry over something that fills my heart.

Simply Colette said...

Great way to show support! :) Hope you had a nice weekend!


lisa golightly said...

So sweet in so many ways. Thank you for sharing this !


Brenna [fabuleuxdestin] said...

What a great idea ! It's starting to look like spring in Verdun as well. I need a new spring coat!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Bonjour ma belle! Oh, we are getting glimpses of spring here too in the form of melting snow!!! THAT IS A BIG STEP FOR MINNESOTA!!!! LOVE TO YOU DEAREST, Anita

Abatevintage said...


I love the pictures and your blog is so beautiful, its been a while since I have stoped over; and I'm sorry about that. Sure have missed blogging with you and everyone. Take care, glad you came over and said hello.

Happy Early Easter

LindyLouMac said...

Officially Spring yes but we just need to banish the cold winds we are getting in Europe at the moment :)

Eileen said...

What a lovely idea for a memorial! How sweet. I wish the weather would warm up here; it's been chilly and windy and rainy. Bleh. Stop by for a visit if you get a chance; I am moving my blog.

Unknown said...

What a beautiful tribute!!!! Happy Springtime :-)

Lancerika said...

A bittersweet tribute for the courageous and beautiful
people of Japan..j'adore your parisian Spring fleurs
NC is looking very pretty,flowers everywhere(*_*)

The Gossamer Tearoom said...

Dear Mimi,
Thank you for the beautiful, inspirational images!

Wishing you a wonderful day!


VM Creation Atelier said...

Hello,dear Mimi,

You post touched me...this is so great idea staying to support Japan,staying in touch!

Thank you million times for you heartwarming attention,dear Mimi!!!

Wish you a very nice spring week,
Much Love from Amsterdam,

Anonymous said...

Hello Mimi!!! What lovely flowers in the first picture, just gorgeous! Have a fabulous weekend! Xoxoxo

Kimberly Merritt said...

Lovely thougths, words, and photos. Happy spring to you, Mimi, and may spring find its way to Japan soon.


Susan Marlene said...

How I wish our trees were blooming! We have a lot of snow and freezing rain instead! Beautiful blog you have here!

Kay Ellen said...

Beautiful Mimi~~~I love the Japanese people..we are praying for them too...

Have a blessed weekend!

The flowers in the market place made me smile this morning :))

Kay Ellen

Chicago Chic said...

Mimi, these flowers are stunning...I'm jealous because in Rome the flowers are not as abundant to purchase. Paris seems to refined and elegant. Also adore those trees and can't imagine how spectacular to see all the blooms on them! The memorial is an incredible tribute, like a work of art... so touching.


Anonymous said...

The flowers are delightful. I need to bring mine in this evening as it is to get down to a disappointing 33 degrees. And to think I was wearing a suntop a mere few days ago and in the mountains ~ xox Alexandra