Thursday, March 25, 2010

Springtime in Paris {in my Mind}

I can be in Paris
in 45 seconds
...in my kitchen with a Café au Lait...
This is my new milk frother from Bodum
No batteries any more... just a little plunger that makes the best froth in town!
Just 5 oz of milk froths to almost the top of the glass. 
In the microwave {for only 30 seconds} it poofs up even higher.
Better watch it ... it will froth right over the top!
Sometimes, I use my old plunger right inside a cup that is a perfect fit.
Then I pour the coffee right through the froth.
What excitement!
{You know, it's the little things in life}
Then off to "Paris" I go.
I close my eyes and imagine the sweet cafés found on every corner.

It's been a really long time.
1976
I was 21 and there for a semester.
I missed home very much 
{no cell phones, texting, or emailing back then}
but I had the time of my life!
{Me on left with big '70's hair!}

I really shouldn't wait so long to have an adventure.

It's time to have this
Here

What transports you to another place, another time?

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*Frother from Bed Bath and Beyond*


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18 comments:

Teresa said...

Okay Maria!
I do think I need one of those FROTHERS!!!!
DO tell me...where do I get this magic wand that will FROTH me right up?
OMGoodness!
Was that YOU...IN PARIS....back in the 70's!!!
How fabulous!
I went to Paris in the late 80's!
My sister and I took a 4 month tour through Europe!
I waited the entire trip to get me a FANCY haircut in PARIS!!!!!!
OMG!!!! It was a nightmare!
Details later!
Let's just put it this way!
The French lady that tore my blonde head up didn't speak a lick of English...got out this scary instrument that she used on my head...and mid-way through the cut I crumbled up the cute little doo I had found in a French Magazine!
I cried allllll the way back to the Paris Hotel!!!!
xxooxx

Menno Jeweler said...

Drinking a good cup of tea in a fine bone china teacup...takes me back to my cross-cultural semester abroad in the British Isles in the early 90's.

Love that frother, gotta get one for my husband...he would love it!

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

Hi Maria,
I adore Paris and I adore my lattes! I always drink mine in the white cup with the heart {the first picture in my sidebar}. With my next cup, I will pretend we are sitting having cafe au lait and a chat together Maria ~ wouldn't that be lovely!! Sending many Sunny Spring Sparkles your way. xoxo

Duchess of Tea said...

Hello Maria darling, this post made me home-sick and now I realise that I need a milk frother too. I am going to look it up and see what I can find so that I can be in Paris in 45 seconds too...meet you there.

Love & Hugs
Duchess

Regina said...

Gorgeous Paris pics.
Enjoyable post. Love it Maria.

xo

The Duchess of Wessex said...

Beautiful photo!! And, honestly, I don't drink coffee, but yours makes me want a cup!!

EcoRover said...

I like that, a little trip to Paris with cafe au lait--kind of like a little trip to Hawaii! Hope you get to make a physical visit to the Continent someday soon.

Ruby said...

Hi Maria! how are you? you remind me of my trip to paris last year. That was great! I am coming back in August..in God's will...thanks for sharing this lovely pictures!

Euroangel said...

I believed these are one of your wonderful days...lovely pix indeed...thanks for the visit...take care!

Rebecca said...

You've got me dreaming! What a great post. Simple pleasures ARE the best.

Diana said...

Love this post Maria, now I want one of them there fancy frothers! What transports me? When I am exhausted and sore from working, I like to have a glass of wine , close my eyes and pretend that we have this beautiful hot tub on a deck under our tree in the yard. It is night time and my husband and I have music playing while looking at the stars letting the hot jets of water wash away the soreness! You asked for and you got it! LOL! Love Di ♥

Barb said...

I'm trying to think of an answer to your question, Maria, but I can't get my mind off the Café au Lait!

koralee said...

Love frothers...I did get myself one. Not like this but I think it is like your old one...love it.
yes...isn't it nice we can all dream...some day I will be off to Paris! Lets dream together my friend. xo

Dianne said...

Paris is so beautiful! Was there in 1998--and yes, we did one of those little cafes where you sit shoulder to shoulder with a stranger. And of course packed body to body on the subway. What an experience!

You can't be claustrophobic in Paris! LOL

Oh, your post takes me back to the beauty of Notre Dame, Eiffel Tower, Champs-Elysees, St. Peter's Cathedral, the Louvre, and the list goes on--

Mona Lisa, Mona Lisa, oh to see your smile again..........

Enjoy your frothy coffee and your dream of Paris.

Sandy said...

Maria, I love your frother! (It's just too bad I don't like coffee.) I took seven years of French through elementary and high school, but I sadly never had a chance to visit France. One of these days, though! I've been meaning to mention that I love the teapot in the photo at the top! Tea is MY beverage of choice. :) I'll stop by London when I go to Paris!

Michael Lee West said...

Good evening! Your teapot header is so pretty. I am going to look for a frother--that's exactly what I need to get through March!
XX00

Vicki said...

Hello, Maria,
I learned something new. I did not know there was anything like a frother. I can see how that delicious cup of coffee could transport you back to Paris. Lucky girl to have been able to visit there in person. I hope you can visit again some day. I guess books are the things that transport me to another time and place. I hope you have the happiest of weekends, sweet friend! Vicki

Robyn said...

OMGOODNESS, I need one of those too! I didn't know they made them! Thanks for the tip ;-)