Nine years ago today I turned thirty and took myself to Paris, the city of my heart. My dear friend, Joy, joined me and we arrived in Paris on a bitter cold birthday morning. We stayed in a friend’s apartment in Montmartre and made our way to a warm, cozy cafe to have an early lunch. A rare Parisian snow began to fall while we were eating at a local cafe. As one who loves snow, this was the icing on my birthday cake. What a way to welcome in 30! I remain forever grateful.My ‘Amelie’ tribute.One of Joy’s photos, above.Revisiting the Mije, a youth hostel, where I spent my first few nights in Paris when I studied there one summer in my twenties.
Scanned and printed photographs by Beth Horta for Sweet Sabelle, unless otherwise noted.