10 hours ago
Sunday, September 20, 2009
I am really only here to eat and drink, but the gorgeous window displays can be tempting.
This is a city of the most beautiful and fashionable people.
They look elegant just walking to the grocery store and riding their bicycles with high heels and a baguette in their basket.
How do they do that?
Even the children look beautiful! They are dressed in the most beautiful outfits that I have ever seen.
No, I don't wear a fanny pack or sneakers that scream "I am a tourist!", but my husband being 6 ft. 5" with muscles and me being 5 ft 8" with big boobs, look like BIG, healthy Americans walking down the street.
You can see us comin'.
We can't hide.
They even hand us menus in English.
Oh well, I may as well embrace it.
I was never small boned like the French.
The windows are filled with the most beautiful handbags, apparel and shoes.
Especially the children's' shops. These kids wear the best ensembles you have ever seen!
In France, I am a size LARGE, Grande, and nothing fits me, though I am only an American size 6.
I have given up and will spend my money on food instead.
We enjoyed looking in the kitchen supply stores.....I have never seen so many white dishes, casseroles, tart pans and madeleine molds. Every shape and size you can imagine!
I wish I had an extra suitcase to bring some of this stuff home!