13 hours ago
Thursday, September 20, 2012
I never get tired of looking at the Tour Eiffel, it's so beautiful lit up at night. The 7th arrondissement is where you have the best views.
We are fascinated with the shoe culture here. The men wear roach killers, these super pointy lace up dress shoes with business suits and jeans.
The best part of our trip is our evening snack.
Every neighborhood has a local baker (boulanger), who sells bread and pastry.
We buy a fresh baguette every morning for breakfast, then eat the rest at 5 pm with cheese and pate and some wine before going out for a late dinner.
If you are a vegetarian, gluten free or have high cholesterol, then Paris may not be the city for you.
The cheese, butter, eggs and bread are fresh and amazing.
I crave omelets and quiche for lunch everyday. They are simply the best.
I don't always order dessert, because I would much rather have a cheese course.
We usually order a sampling of 5 cheeses, served with figs or prunes. Now you're talkin'.
What's in the Staub pot?
Duck confit with a big layer of whipped buttery potatoes (parmentier) on top.
Can you say Lipitor?
The Luxembourg Gardens is my favorite spot.
I can spend a whole day there just sitting in the park people watching. It's the best.
This lady takes her sun tanning seriously (as do I!).
Walking down each street is a feast for the eyes.
Each 19th century building is more opulent than the next and is rich with architectural details and history.
I love peeking thru the gates.
See you tomorrow. xo