Bon Appetit

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This photo makes me want to hop the first plane to France and become the next Julia Child – or at least a much shorter, accent-less version. I love the large window panes, the vibrant flowers on the table, the intricate ironwork, and the oh-so-appropriate fresh bread and grapes. It’s so simple really, but all the elements together add up to one comforting little spot to have your morning cup of java. If only my own surroundings were so, well, French. I must admit my kitchen table is more often decorated with bills and keys than grapes and flowers. There are exceptions, of course, such as holidays, anniversaries, or the semi-yearly visit from my mother-in-law.

I imagine traipsing through the streets of Paris, stopping at quaint little specialty shops to pick up each item, and then pausing for a lovely crepe somewhere near the Eiffel Tower. As I was daydreaming, it dawned on me just how easy it would be to recreate this at home. Flowers in my neighborhood. Check. Grapes at the market. Check. Fresh bread from the local bakery. Check. Eiffel Tower. Well, you can’t win ‘em all.

Photo Credit: austinevan

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