A Weekend in France in Pictures

We love our life in Chicago, but our family is far, far away. Weekends together are carefully organized, and involve a lot more than a quick car ride. Sometimes, the call of family is so strong that you have to put a stop to everything and just jump on a plane.

Briare riverFor no special reason, just because a weekend of long walks in the woods and quiet dinners together sounds like heaven.

a walk in les haIt seems crazy to fly 4,000 miles for no special reason, but when we bit into our first croissant, we knew the long night on the plane had been worth it.

Sophie first croissant

A few hours later, we were at my mother’s house, surrounded by dogs, woods, and country. Home.

Sky on Fire at Sunset

For the next three days, my city girls played with the dogs,

Juju with Foliewalked in the woods,

Bella in Franceand perfected the art of ordering croissants politely. “Merci madame!”

Our favorite boulangerie in Briare. If you're ever in the area… don't skip it!
Our favorite boulangerie in Briare. If you’re ever in the area… don’t skip it!

Now, back in our suburban world, none of us are sure whether our weekend in France was a dream or a reality.

Juju and Chanchan MiradorWe might just have to get back on another plane ride to find out.

Sophie and I in France

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