Parisian Blogger Getaways

Before I tell you about my dear friend, Mimi’s, wonderful blog
  Bonjour Romance
I want to thank those who sent such comforting and caring good wishes
 to me and my family during the past two weeks.  My dad had been ill for some time
 but his turn for the worse and rapid decline and death came as a shattering shock to all of us
 who dearly loved him. His strength of character, love for his family, and endearing sense of humor
 will be sorely missed. Thank you so much for your prayers
 and very kind words during this trying time.
You may already know Mimi at Bonjour Romance.
 I have followed her blog since I began blogging almost three years ago.
 Mimi lives in Paris (can you even imagine such a thing?)
 and she and her husband have a travel agency, Paris Travel Group.
 They are offering a new service specially designed for bloggers:
Parisian Blogger Getaways
Tailor Made Tours for Bloggers in Paris

My daughter and I are planning a trip to Paris next month
and Mimi is helping us plan our itinerary.

If you are in the “dreaming about it” stage or
are beginning to plan your trip to the glorious City of Lights
do visit Mimi at Bonjour Romance and Paris Travel Group.

If you crave all thing French the way I do you will also enjoy
Mimi’s new on-line magazine, Belle Inspiration.
The March issue will be out soon.  I can’t wait.


  1. My Little Space says

    Thanks Cathy for sharing such a nice info. I'll keep that in mind if I need one later. Btw, hope everything went well with your side. Take care. And have a lovely day.
    Blessings, Kristy

  2. Rita says

    Sending you a warm Hug for your tragic loss.
    What a great excursion ahead for you and your daughter. Hope you will blog about your trip. Will now go check out Mimi.

  3. Foley says

    Cathy, so very sorry for your loss. Losing a parent is something that is so thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

    April in Paris…what could be more perfect!!!

  4. Pondside says

    Good morning, Cathy. I'm so sorry for your loss – there is no age when losing a parent is easy. We are all children at that point. I'm glad that you and your daughter will have a lovely trip to plan and enjoy together. The best healing is family time – and a father such as you've described would be nodding in agreement, I'll bet.

  5. Kathy says

    I am so sorry to read about your loss Cathy. I know all the memories you have of your Dad will keep you smiling and also keep him close and in your heart always. Your trip with your daughter sounds absolutely wonderful.

  6. Kristen says

    So sorry about your father! I'm sure it's been a difficult time and will continue to be for awhile. Sending prayers your way!

    I will have to check out this blog you mentioned – I love Paris and would love to return. =)

  7. Carol @ There's Always Thyme to Cook says

    I am so sorry to read about your loss, Cathy, my heart goes out to you. I know exactly how difficult it is.
    Your trip with your daughter sounds fantastic!

  8. Kathleen says

    Good to see you back, Cathy. I have been praying for you, and will continue.
    No signs of Spring here, so cold, but not snowing!

  9. Pam says

    I'm glad to see you back, and I will also continue to pray for you and your family.

    And…I am totally Paris, French, France, obsessed! So, I will definitely go check all of this out!

  10. Lynda says

    I'm so sorry about your loss Cathy; I've lost my parents and know how heart wrenching it is. I'll keep you in my prayers.

    So glad you will be getting away to Paris-what a fantastic trip for you and your daughter!
    Thanks for the info.

  11. My Carolina Kitchen says

    Cathy, sending more hugs your way. My parents died within six weeks of each other and it took me what felt like forever to get over it.

    Your trip to Paris with your daughter sounds like such fun. I know you'll have a great time. Bonjour Romance is a fantastic blog.

  12. Happier Than a Pig in Mud says

    Nice to hear from you Cathy, so sorry to hear about your dad.
    I'm sure your trip to Paris will be wonderful and look forward to reading all about it:@)

  13. Marilyn says

    If only I had unlimited funds I would travel back to Paris at a moments notice. I will visit her blog, oh how I would love this trip. Have so much fun and take lots of pictures.

  14. Rosemary says

    My sincerest sympathies . . . I, too, know how it feels to lose one's parents, no matter how old they, or you, are.

    A trip to Paris with your daughter, in April, no less, sounds like a great healer.

  15. Diana (Di) says

    Cathy, I am so sorry for your loss; there is nothing that explain the pain we feel when we lose our loved ones. My mother has been gone for 8 years now, and I still miss her so much.

    Paris in April? such sweetness.

  16. Lynn says

    Cathy, I am so sorry to hear about your dad. It is so hard to lose a parent. I'm glad you have this great trip with your daughter to look forward to!

  17. La Table De Nana says

    My sympathies..What nice words regarding your dad.

    I hope your time away with your daughter will bring some peace to you..It's distracting to be away..and it does the soul good..
    Can't think of a better place for distractions..

    Thank you for the never know..
    Take care..

  18. Pam says

    Oh Cathy… I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts are with you & your family right now.

    I am so jealous of you & your daughter (but totally happy for you both too). Do you think you could squeeze me into your suitcase? Paris is a dream destination for me.

  19. Ciao Chow Linda says

    oh Cathy – I had no idea and I'm so sorry about your father's death. It is such a big loss when a parent dies and my heart goes out to you. I'm glad you have that trip planned and I hope it's a balm to your sorrow.

  20. Becky says

    Cathy, my thoughts and prayers remain with you.

    I am leaving Sunday to go to France with my daughter. I know you and your daughter will have a wonderful time next month.

  21. SavoringTime in the Kitchen says

    Cathy, I'm so sorry to read of your father's passing. I've been out of town and still trying to get caught up with my blogging friends.

    My deepest sympathy to you and your family.

  22. The Food Hound says

    MON DIEU!! I need to check out her blog! Be still, my beating heart- a trip designed for a blogger! Novel idea!! You and your daughter will have the time of your lives!!

  23. Vickie says

    I did not know your father had passed, Cathy. Big hugs to you right now. A trip to Paris with my daughter sounds like the most decadent thing in the world! Have a ball and take some wonderful pictures. (don't forget to get a new Christmas ornament!)

  24. From the Kitchen says

    Cathy: I'm glad to see you back. Time heals but memories of dear ones don't fade. They just become more precious. From all I've read about your father, you have very precious memories for comfort. A trip to Paris for you and your daughter sounds perfect. Can't wait to "come along" through your posts.


  25. Raina says

    I was so sad when I heard on Erin's blog about the loss of your dad. He sounds like an amazing man. I hope your memories of him bring you comfort. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

    I am so happy for you that you are going to Paris! I went about 20 years ago and would love to go back.

  26. roz says

    Cathy, I've been absent for several weeks and am sorry to hear about your loss. I hope that your beautiful trip will help you find solace and healing. Blessings, Roz

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