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Celebrate : Party in (make believe) Paris

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At this point you've seen several of our office parties on this blog, but the birthday party my friends put together for me last week, topped it all: I was lucky enough to go to Paris last Fall ... the first trip I took just with my best friend, without family, since my kids were born. My oldest is 13, so it was a big event for me and everyone around me was very aware of that. I guess they've also been aware how much I enjoyed it (and would love to go back), so they used it as the theme for my party.

Blake printed out the Eiffel Towel (and other iconic landmarks) in black and white onto regular office paper and wrapped it around plain glass vases. Laura enlarged Paris maps she found on google, and covered the table. Everyone brought French treats - madeleines, baguette, french cheese and fruit. Marcie created a French radio station on Pandora ... and since it was already dark outside, the lit landmark votives with the New York skyline sparkling from the office windows behind,  really transformed it into the City of Lights ... Paris that is. Needless to say, I was very moved ! Merci, mes amis !!!!

I took home the left over madeleines and maps, and made myself a French breakfast the next morning. I think I will laminate those maps ... they are such great placemats !

While in Paris, I used the ShakeItPhoto app that I took the photos above with ... and, since I still like to pretend I'm in Paris, take a look at some others I took while there. Make yourself a Cafe au Lait, and enjoy a Paris moment with me:

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perfect tourist moment

1 perfect tourist moment

gorgeous, even in the rain

2 gorgeous, even in the rain

perfect view out the window of Les Arts Decoratifs

3 perfect view out the window of Les Arts Decoratifs

in one of my favorite stores 'Bonpoint'

4 in one of my favorite stores 'Bonpoint'

Atelier Brancusi at the Centre Pompidou

5 Atelier Brancusi at the Centre Pompidou

delicious diner at Le Relais de Venise

6 delicious diner at Le Relais de Venise

the other favorite store 'Merci'

7 the other favorite store 'Merci'

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