Simple Pleasures is a series celebrating the little moments in life that bring a smile to your face. Wherever you are in your pocket of the world, I hope this week's simple pleasures send a sprinkle of cheer your way.
Spring has graced us with her pastel presence, and the streets are brimming with sunshine and rosé induced euphoria. To take advantage of the generous hours of daylight, I've been hopping on a Vélib every chance I can get, transforming the dreaded commute from work into a blissful moment of freedom. Instead of being stuck underground, sandwiched between briefcases and grocery bags, Paris is my very own oyster from the seat of a bike.
As my legs pedal the familiar route home, the golden rays of dusk bathe the city in its luminous light. My rebellious hair, on a joy ride of its own, flies like a kite in the wind. Shades of pink and fresh blossoms greet me on every corner; honking buses and frustrations have no place in this world of mine. A beacon in the distance, the July Column peeks out between a canopy of trees, beckoning me in the right direction.
Heart beating in my ears, I discover that my journey has come to an end. The sights and sounds have dosed me with a much needed boost of energy, in addition to a hole in my stomach that can only be filled with a crêpe or two. What better way to soak up every last bit of spring's company?
Cheers to my favorite season and its many simple pleasures!