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Behind the Scenes Paris

A lot of time and effort goes into researching, writing and photographing a story and today I thought I'd bring you a 'behind the scenes' glimpse of my time in Paris.Yesterday afternoon, Vincent Bourdon, a friend and professional photographer who also took some shots for Delicious Days, joined me at Le Pavillon de la Reine to create a blog post. A member of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World, the hotel is hidden down a cobbled lane right on the breathtaking Place des Vosges: I shall bring you the full story at a later date. Jane Paech, Hotel Pavillon de la Reine. Photo: Vincent Bourdon.While Vincent photographed the ...

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An Afternoon Stroll through Paris

After a busy morning catching up on correspondence (the release date of Delicious Days has been moved forward), I couldn't wait to grab my notebook and camera and meander through the city, footloose and fancy free.Just a hop, skip and a jump from the Louvre, one of my favourite city parks is the Palais Royal and today I find a riot of pink blossom and magnolia trees bursting ceremoniously into bud. It's a wonderful place to sit and dream. I crunch my way along the gravel paths and out through the back of the gardens, stopping for a drink at Le Pain Quotidien before peeking ...