Spring feel — Un air de printemps

The transition into beautiful Spring, with its blooming trees, happened while we were away. As we were driving back the airport, I could not help but notice pretty tiny pink and white flowers cheering up the streets. The display is the same every year, but it’s invariably as pretty. And I am always feverishly waiting for it to happen.

This week flew by and as came Saturday, I realized that I hadn’t done much beside trying to catch up. I didn’t spend much time taking pictures either, but the few I took, I wanted to share, especially because they had Lulu in middle. It was such a joy to see her run in the park. Last year, she had barely any idea that all this beauty was there.

But now she can enjoy.

In the meantime, while I get back onto my feet, I have a few pieces of information for you, if you allow.

    First, I am excited to have been asked to do a photographic job for Boston Magazine. The photograph, an Egg Benedict dish shot on site in a restaurant, is printed in the April 2010 issue.

    Boston Magazine April issue

    Then, I will be speaking at the Food Blogger Connect Conference in London in June of this year. Thanks so much Hilda for having extended this invitation to me. Along with Meeta and Mowie I will be talking about food photography and styling. Check more details as described by Hilda. Of course, any recommendations on what to do and see in London while I am there, please feel free to let me know. It will be the first time I take the train between Paris and London, so I am really looking forward to that too.

    I’m also honored to have received the award for Best Special Interest Blog held by Saveur Magazine, in their 1st Annual Food Blog Awards. Many thanks to all of you who have voted for my blog. See the list of all the winners here. Merci !

Voilà…this is my weekend news.

And when I am back from enjoying the gorgeous weather we are having at the moment–better do it as long as it lasts–I will have more recipes. That’s coming soon!


  1. Congratulations on your award from Saveur Magazine; that is so exciting. Wow, food bloggers Conference in London; sounds like a plan to me. Don’t miss the Borough Market.

  2. Nice shots 🙂 The branches almost seem purple, great effect! Or are they really?
    This time of the year is also one of my favorites, but unfortunately, I barely have the time to enjoy the blossoming trees… What a pity, cause they are so pretty (and fleeting!).

    Also, congrats for your well-deserved award and for having been invited to FBC.

  3. I am so incredibly delighted that it fit so neatly into your travel plans and am so looking forward to meeting you! Congratulations on the Saveur Award, so deserved, and of course on the job for Boston Magazine.
    I didn’t get a chance to comment on your last post but the photos are so wonderful and it sounds like you had such a fabulous restful time, for which I am glad, especially for Lulu being able to see all these wonderful new things from her standing/walking vantage point. Enjoy the gorgeous weather, and let’s hope that the weather is gorgeous for the conference weekend too. Bises.

  4. I just found your blog and have to say that I’m sad that I didn’t hear of it sooner. It’s a good thing there are archives 🙂 Your writing, cooking, and photography are all beautiful, magical, and quite addictive!

  5. Bea, borough market, Petersham nursery (book in advance and don’t miss it), Marylebone High Street for a lovely walk and some lovely shop brwosing, richmond – walk by the river, Richmond Park (such a beautiful part of London), don’t forget to go for a nice tea party, Portobello market will be a great subject for your photos… How long will you be here for?

  6. I love your blog, the photographs are beautiful. Congratulations on your award, well deserved. 🙂

  7. Congratulations on the award, very well deserved. The beautiful pictures and writing combine so well, it is always a joy to visit your site and also very inspiring. Thank you for sharing.

  8. Congratulations on your award Bea, you really deserved it! Have a great time in London!

  9. Wow, that’s what I say each time I visit your blog….

    I went to London this past fall & took an amazing tour of the burgeoning art scene happening in Deptford. Really lovely area, and met lots of talented artists.

  10. I have just discovered your blog on recommendation of a dear Parisian friend of mine. Christelle was an au pair in Boston many many years ago and made friends there with a boy (now a man!) called Yann, who referred her to your blog and she to me!

    I love your photos, your words. Thank you for sharing, congratulations on your recent successes and I look foward to reading more in the future.

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  12. Ces petites fleurs sont superbes, c’est bien agréable de les regarder alors qu’ici dans l’Est de la France il fait tout gris et qu’hier j’ai même eu envie de rallumer le chauffage!
    Bravo pour ces awards!

  13. After the first time I read your blog I just can’t stop checking it everyday. Your photos always so pure, simple but give me a warm feeling so soft. Love your blog.

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  15. Congrats on everything Bea! You deserve it, you are so talented!

  16. Bonjour Bea, je vie dans la region de Londres depuis plus de 12 ans (avec une interruption de 5 ans a NYC), et je serais ravie de t’envoyer des recommendations, si tu le souhaites. Seras-tu sur Londres un week-end ? Il y a pas mal de choses a faire, comme Covent garden et tout le quartier autour (tu y trouveras un magasin de fromages anglais : Neal’s Yard Dairy) , Tower of London, London Bridge, Little Venice, Camden (Camden market le week-end), Portobello market (le week-end egalement), Notting Hill etc… Si tu as besoin de quoi que ce soit, n’hesites pas a m’envoyer un email, je serai ravie de t’aider. Si tu as le temps de sortir de Londres, Hampton Court palace est interessant et je vie a Windsor ou la reine a un de ces chateaux, Windsor castle. Felicitations pour ton blog que j’adore.

  17. whoohoo, congratulations, Bea! Enjoy the trip – beautifully inspiring photos as always…

  18. Congratulations, Bea.. Everything is just a-bloom in your life, huh? you deserve all the blessings for your hard work. Enjoy!

  19. Exquisite photos as usual…It’s always a pleasure watching our children enjoy the very beauties that we take for granted!

  20. Congrats on the win! I knew you would get it. The other blogs were good too but yours is definitely my favorite! Your talent and passion is truly inspiring!

  21. Dear Bea,

    It has been a year since I discovered your blog. There are so many good blogs with photography but yours is, in my view, wonderful. Your photos always strike a cord and although I am not overly sensitive your pictures normally leave me breathless and make me feel like there is a lump in my throat. You raise emotions with your pictures and text. THANK YOU!

  22. LOVE the blog, love the pictures, love your life… they all inspire me… and your writing. Thank you for sharing so much beauty with us.
    I can’t believe Lulu is already walking… time flies! We’ll soon see pics of her cooking with you!
    Love to stop by your place; its so refreshing to see you and what you’re up to….
    Laurie 🙂

  23. Congratulations on the award! You are certainly very deserving of it!

    And I completely understand the absence of a recipe – it’s hard to stay in the kitchen when there are young children to chase about in the Springtime air! 🙂

  24. Felicitations pour toutes ces bonnes nouvelles! Et merci de partager ces belles photos avec nous. Lulu a de la chance 🙂

  25. Such gorgeous pictures. I really fell in love with the first one.

    Congratulations for winning the award! You really deserve it, Béa. Looks like you will have an interesting spring and summer. Your life is so exciting! Thank you for sharing. London is a wonderful city. I’m sure you will enjoy it.

  26. gorgeous flowers! I am here for the first time and I am planning to return more often.

  27. First of all, congratulations!!! I have recently discovered your blog, and I couldn’t move from the computer screen for hours. I really enjoy your photos, the recipes I’ve tried are great, not to mention your easy and absolutely positive attitude in writing! Thanks a lot, best wishes from Transylvania.

  28. Je viens de faire une ballade bien agréable dans ton blog! Si tu veux des conseils pour apprécier Londres et faire des trips inédits dans ma ville d’adoption, va visiter mon blog à ton tour: J’attends tes commentaires et bon week end à Londres. Le programme du Blog Food Connect est bien alléchant. Amicalement, Diane

  29. Congratulations and how exciting! I have been enjoying your website now for about two years and aside from the wonderful recipes, which I have tried several; I have also enjoyed very much your photographs.

    I have a camera question for you, as a photographer, what do you think about the new Canon EOS 7D? Have you heard anything about it? I was thinking of buying it and combining it with the Tamron AF 18-270mm, I also love photography, but what I have right now is a point and shoot. This would be my very first grown up camera! 🙂

  30. Gorgeous photos! This why I come back every day. Congratulations on everything, Bea, you deserve it!

    I have to ask, if you don’t mind, where did you get those adorable tea cups from?

  31. I have just stumbled on your blog through reading Smitten Kitchen. I am just getting started reading through, but I am already enjoying it very much. Your photographs are beautiful and the potato salad recipe is lovely and simple. I have not read more than that, but I am looking forward to it.

    I am commenting mostly because you asked for recommendations in London. My suggestion is that you go to Bea’s of Bloomsbury. Bea is one of my very beat friends and her bakery-cafe is one of the best in London. You can google it to find out more. It will speak for itself. She is incredible. If you stop in, please tell her I sent you! I miss her and hope to get to London to visit her soon. It has been two years!

    Thank you for a great blog, and I hope to become a regular reader!

  32. I could eat the Eggs Benedict off the page. Wonderful. Congratulations on the win! See you in France!!!

  33. Congrats on all the great news! I haven’t stopped by your site in far too long and it certainly does look quite a bit like spring. Beautiful, beautiful images. Feel like I’m there sitting in the field as well…

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  35. Tes magnifiques photos me mettent un peu de chaleur au coeur, le printemps ici à Stockholm, on ne sait plus trop ce que c’est, il a neigé aujourd’hui!

  36. Congratulations on the publication!! I wish I could be in London too but I will unfortunately on vacation in Italy (which is not unfortunate in itself ofcourse!!)

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