To say I have been enjoying this summer is an understatement. I have truly slowed down and taken everything in. Appreciating the small things has never been so sweet. I have always longed for that fantasy Parisian lifestyle… coffee at a quaint cafe (at an outside table, of course), sitting on the edge of La Rive Droite eating a baguette, strolling down the Chams Elysees- Le Sigh… OK back to reality; since my visit to Paris last year I have wholeheartedly embraced the leisurely way of life. That is why sitting outside every day, eating fresh fruit and vegetables, and yes, designer goods have become a huge part of my summer bucket list. Having down time to just think, people watch, or create should be a priority to everyone- not only in summer but in life.