Bringing Down the White Picket Fence


So sad to see our home away from home suffering.

Shh…Paul is sleeping.  This gives me the perfect opportunity to showcase his latest photos.  While I may be the storyteller of our journeys, he’s the talent behind capturing the beauty in all of the places we visit.  Tonight, his photos tell the story of a mid-afternoon stroll through one of our favorite cities in the world. This is Paris on a summer day. © Paul and Michelle Shappirio and Bringing Down the White… Read More

Notre Dame at Night Make sure to capture Notre Dame at night.  Some of the best views are from the river and the nearby bridges.  Sit by the Seine and watch this beautiful building light up the Paris sky. © Paul and Michelle Shappirio and Bringing Down the White Picket Fence, 2007-2014. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author and/or owner is strictly… Read More

If you haven’t had a chance to read Our Guide to Paris-Where We Eat (Part 1), please be sure you do!  As promised, we have some additional favorites described below! Les Deux Magots  ( 6 place Saint-Germain-des-Prés, 75006 Paris, France Unfortunately, these days, Les Deux Magots gets a bad rap for being touristy and overpriced.  Being one of Hemingway’s old haunts, this beautiful cafe gets a lot of traffic.  We recommend coming… Read More

I’ve got three important words for today: Willi’s Wine Bar.  Today, after sleeping in late and missing breakfast, we set out in search of a good place to have lunch.  Willi’s Wine Bar has been high on Paul’s list for quite awhile now and since I am always more than willing to get a little lost for good food, we went out in search of Willi and his all too cool wine… Read More