Thursday, July 30, 2009

Paris On My Mind

In preparation for my next trip to Paris, which will be next spring and not soon enough, I've been wading through the Flickr photo fields and elsewhere online for info and inspiration. Half the fun of taking a trip is mapping out the details in the days prior, right? It should also be in brushing up on mon français, but I haven't quite got 'round to embarking on that particular portion of the blast, just yet. Anywho, thanks to my Married amie, I've recently discovered the joys of whining à la David Lebovitz. And by discovered I mean instantly obsessed. So much so that I bought the book after reading only a handful of his blog entries, and have it in hand today via Amazon Prime. Oh how I love my Amazon Prime. Et mon brand-spanking new Sweet Life. Perhaps the perfect and perfectly drôle companion for Sedaris' soujourn en France. I imagine les deux Davides are good friends. And if they're not, they should be. Immédiatement.


  1. I assume you have been to Paris before, correct? One of my absolute favorite things in Paris is to just walk along the rive gauche. There are some great stores (including Pet Stores) there and they are a lot of fun.

    The Samarataine Department Store used to be around there and had a rooftop cafe with a lovely view of the city. I had read that the store was closed for a while - don't know if it will be open again by the time you go there.

    Enjoy your time there - it is just such a great city.

  2. Yes, this will a return trip to the City of Light. My fourth time, but who's counting? I'm trying to maintain a still nascent tradition: hitting Paris every five years for the milestone anniversaires. I've managed it for 25 and 30, and next year will be - I can hardly believe it - 35. But, being that I'll be in Paris, I'm actually looking forward to it.

    Love the view from that rooftop. Hoping to see the city from the top of Montparnasse and the Eiffel even, too. I've never got round to surveying the city on high from either, yet.

    The photo for this post was taken - par moi - from the lovely outdoor area atop the Arc de Triomphe.



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