Friday, September 14, 2012

Bonjour: A Room With a View


Hello, Bonjour,

Here we are. In beautiful Paris. The City of Light.

We are staying in the 8eme arrondissement this trip, a change for us.

It's a quiet old neighborhood on the right bank with not much action in way of restaurants or nightlife. It is mostly businessmen and residential, a bit formal for my tastes and very few speak English (or want to!).

However, everything is within a 20 minute walk from our home base, and thankfully, there is an authentic English pub next door called The Bowler. They are open till 2 a.m. for my late night snacking, serving burgers, pints and other traditional British fare. Maybe I will become a soccer fan (they have 19 televisions showing soccer and rugby).


We are on the top floor of a 5 story Haussmann building with a balcon filant (a long railed balcony going all the way around), and when I say huge balcony, I mean HUGE!


I know you like a tour, so here it is................

The dining room is perfect for a dinner party, too bad we don't know anyone in Paris to invite!


Do you like RED? Cause the kitchen is a HUGE 4 sided red lacquer kitchen w/ 2 DeDietrich ovens and some sort of weird convection cooktop, which I will not be using (you are only seeing half the kitchen, it is really red and really big).


No, you are not in the queen's home, you are in Staceyville.....the living room is ridiculous, more of a "grande salon", and way too big for 2 people, but I'm not complaining.


I love being surrounded by all the formal French furniture and antiques, especially when I am walking around in my underwear.


There is a long hallway with a stained glass window and bar, and 2 bedrooms and 2 baths. You never know what you are getting when you rent an apartment via the internet, but I certainly have no complaints!


You can see the top of the Eiffel Tower at night from our windows and hear a pin drop.


Stay tuned for more adventures......

xo

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19 comments:

Anonymous said...

OY!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Now, that's what I call "slumming"... What a place!
Absolutely stunning. Love the Eiffel!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Enjoy everything!
with love,
Mil

Lisa said...

Jealous, jealous, jealous! Enjoy your stay and we will enjoy vicariously!

Ciao Chow Linda said...

Did you say TWO bedrooms? I'm on my way.

Bluebird NY said...

Really lovely, Sta. Enjoy your trip...xoxo

bookworm88 said...

O la la! The pictures are wonderful. Have a great time and eat some delicious food.

Janice said...

Too bad Dorie Greenspan isn't there now--I bet she'd love to come over!

Eileen said...

Is there room for me?

Kate said...

Wow! Gorgeous! How fun for you...and who knows who you might bump into and invite for dinner!

Sam @ My Carolina Kitchen said...

What a place. Looks like from the comments above you have plenty of us who would be glad to be at that fabulous dining room table or in the second bedroom.

Have fun. Love the balcony.
Sam

Anonymous said...

Nothing beats September in Paris! Keep us posted!!! Beth

Christine said...

Oh my, a little slice of heaven...fabulous Eiffel Tower shot! Enjoy it to pieces!

Bites from life with the barking lot said...

So where is the underwear picture?

Carole said...

Formidable!

Debby Foodiewife said...

I love how you take me along to Paris, whenever you go. You really know how to live it up. I could get used to that lifestyle. I envy you, in a loving way.

LovesAvocado said...

That place looks awesome! Enjoy your time in France :)

Proud Italian Cook said...

So happy to see your Paris posts! What a gorgeous place!

Oui Chef said...

You can count me as jealous, my friend....VERY JEALOUS! Have a great trip! - S

Dana said...

I finally have internet at home and have enjoyed catching up on your posts. This made me sigh. We stayed in the same arrondisement and had almost the same living room and dining room and view. Our kitchen was not red though. Hope you are loving it all.

Ginger Lang said...

Thanks for sharing Paris with your faithful followers. Great apartment. Any chance you would share rental contact info? Love the red kitchen and the quiet, as well as the accessibility. Want to plan our30th wedding anniversary trip to PAris. Have a great time!