This year we did not venture over to the Right Bank except for a secret dinner party (Hidden Kitchen), which I will tell you about tomorrow.
No Champs Elysees, no Louvre, no double decker buses and no fanny packs.
Been there, done that.
We are content in our little charming neighborhood, close to the Pantheon, the gorgeous Odeon Theatre, the Jardin du Luxembourg, the Musee D'Orsay and ok, even the Eiffel Tower (you have to see that at night).
Window shopping in little boutiques, amazing pastries at Ladure (though the lines extend out the door), Gerard Mulot and a wonderful neighborhood bakery, where the bread is so fresh and the woman greets us with a happy face every a.m.
One of the anonymous commenters corrected me and said Paris was "The City of LIGHT", not "Lights". I stand to be corrected.
And another anonymous commenter told me I won't get the mustard home thru customs. Hey, let's be positive, if I got duck confit thru, then maybe the mustard will make it! No one is going to rain on my food parade.
Beauty abounds at every cafe, corner enamel street sign and piece of quiche.
I am in love with the architecture here as much as the food. The shutters, colors, gardens, rooftops and doorways bring tears to my eyes every day.
The French women, young and old are so beautiful. They have beautiful skin, legs and a "je ne sais quoi" about them. They are dressed beautifully, with scarves and minimal makeup. Brown hair and blue eyes. Their style is something they are born with.
I couldn't have it, even if I tried (and believe me, I have tried to tie that scarf!).
The kids are so adorable. Dressed beautifully, playing and laughing in the gardens, so care free.
Ok, enough with my babbling.
Here are some photos from the hood.
Our front door in the art district with the cool stencil above the keypad.
The lovely comfortable living room..........................
My morning breakfast with a vanilla yogurt, of course.
I will be posting my entire Paris photo album next week, when we get back, so you can look thru.
Tomorrow, I will report in on Hidden Kitchen!