We spent last week in Paris. The weather and everything else couldn't have been more beautiful. It was the first warm weather of spring, plants were in flower, and Parisians seemed ecstatic to finally be in the warmth and sun. In every aspect of life, there was an attention to detail and beauty that is rare in most places. The food was delicious and made with the utmost care and artistry. Except that I was missing my kids at home, I never would have wanted to leave.