Thursday, May 24, 2018

Some Of My Favorite Things In Paris

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1. Imagining I lived here full time
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2. The magnificent stained glass at the Sainte Chapelle.
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3. Walking through the many beautiful public parks and admiring the plantings.
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4. Taking a rest on a green park bench under an allée of trees.
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5. Taking time to appreciate pink roses against a cobalt blue shutter 
and stopping long enough to take a photo.
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6. The flower market on the Île de la Cité
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7. And just because...the variety and beauty of the flowers being offered.
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8. Lunch (or dinner) at Café du Commerce in the XVème
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9. A Kir Royale with Cassis to start every meal
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10. The selection at all the small fruit stands in every neighborhood.
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11. Le temps des cerises: a song written in 1866 par Jean Baptiste Clément, 
but obviously also the season
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12. Dessert at Berthillon on the Île Saint Louis.  This time, I chose Cerise and Cassis sorbet 
with a scoop of Grand Marnier ice cream.  Heaven!
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13. Finally, a stop at the Petit Bateau boutique at Bazar de l'Hôtel de Ville (BHV) in the Marais to buy some striped tees and sweaters for my grandson.

In the past few days, I have criss crossed Paris on foot, métro and bus to stop at all my favorite places and to discover some new ones.  No matter how much time I spend here, it is never quite enough and leaving is always hard.
I will be heading to the countryside today and will be at my family's farmhouse later today. Can't wait!



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