There is something very special about a mother/daughter trip…in a world where everyone is busy and children grow up way too fast, it is a wonderful thing to take time for a trip with your daughter (or your mother).
When my daughter, Caroline, graduated from high school, I surprised her with a trip to Paris. Yes, it was a bit of a splurge, but we used miles for our flights and, back in 2007, you could still find a nice hotel room in Paris without having to mortgage your home.
Both of us had spent time in Paris before, so there was no need for us to hit up all the major sites – we enjoyed leisurely days of shopping, eating delicious French food and re-visiting all of our favorite places. Caroline shared her new found love of art history with me at Chartres and the Louvre…I introduced her to macarons and Hermès, purchasing her very first twilly…and together we discovered the joy of Angelina’s hot chocolate and Monet’s Nymphéas at the recently reopened Musée de l’Orangerie. It was the perfect girl’s trip…and it is a lasting memory for both us!
Today, I am giving away a “hot of the presses” book which celebrates mother/daughter travel. I was fortunate enough to receive two copies of Jennifer Coburn’s enchanting memoir of her travels with her daughter…one for me…and another to give to one of you! In We’ll Always Have Paris, bestselling author Coburn shares her stories of traveling through Europe with her daughter from the ages of 8 to 16. Next month, as part of her “blog book tour”, Jennifer will be guest posting here sharing her experiences traveling with her daughter in Paris. Just leave me a comment below to enter to win…comment on facebook for an extra entry. I will choose a winner on Monday.
What’s everyone up to this weekend? I am hoping to enjoy some sunshine and The Orchid Show at the New York Botanical Garden. Have a fabulous weekend…wherever you may be wandering!