Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Paris Encore

(photo credit: taken by my son last summer)

I'm going to Paris again!

Here I am again, less than one year after my previous (and first) visit, counting down the days. Only 18 more to go! 

A friend and I made a spur of the moment plan to make a trip to Paris together for une petite vacance & it seems luck was on our side because once the decision was made, everything else fell into place. Our immense excitement overrides any trepidation we might feel over the prospect of leaving our respective spouses in charge of our kids while the two of us enjoy our week away. 

On the agenda: staying in & exploring the Marais, strolling through the Marche aux Puces on our first morning there, trying out Poilâne's famous bread (something I missed out on last time), wandering around the city & taking photos with Sophie Pasquet & a group of photographers, meeting the lady behind Promenades Gourmandes,  and visiting the home & gardens of Monet at Giverny. So far these are the few big things on my list. In the midst of it all I expect to unwind & get my groove back. 

I can only hope the weather cooperates.

I may not blog a lot between now & then but I hope to make some updates during my trip. 

à bientôt!


Beth said...

I hope you have a wonderful time, and I'm really looking forward to hearing about it when you get back. I've never been to Giverny, but you'll get lots of lovely photos there!

rebecca said...

What fun. I wish I could go! NY Times just had an article highlighting a lesser known area, if you're interested in a neighborhood off the beaten path.

Grapefruit said...

Thanks Beth - I'm going to try & update while I'm there or I will in any case once I get back. I'm immensely excited about Giverny, missed the opportunity to go the last time.

Rebecca - thanks for the link. I read the article a few days back. Incidentally where I'm staying is just across from Marché des Enfants Rouges & I'm going to try and see whatever else (mentioned in the article) that I can. Six days never seem enough for Paris & there's always at least a couple of things that you discover you could have seen but didn't.

Shelley said...

Oh wow! Lucky ladies, you two are. I can't wait to read about your trip and see some gorgeous pics!

Nostalgia said...

Have a wonderful trip and write all about it.

Stevie said...

Paris is such fun. You're lucky to be going with a friend for a good visit.


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