EVERYTHING IS BETTER IN PARIS!!!!
Well, here I sit with a coffee, back home in the desert where the sounds of the Muezzin’s call to prayer have replaced the sounds of cathedral bells tolling across the heavens of Paris….
I have truly enjoyed looking over our pictures this morning of our stay in Saint-Germain-des-Prés. Saint-Germain-des-Prés, we came to discover, is adjacent to the Latin Quarter, known for its student life, lively atmosphere and bistros!! During our walks around the 1st, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th arrondissements, we would stumble, time and time again, into areas of great history. That is, to me, what makes Paris so interesting is that at every turn there is a building or cafe or monument or museum or shop steeped in history with an interesting story to tell. NOTHING is boring in Paris!!
I witnessed EVERY cliche I was aware of that was Paris: French people sitting outside at cafes wearing berets and scarves while drinking expresso or wine and smoking, people wearing scarves carrying baguettes, leek leaves sticking out of a designer bag carried by a woman dressed impeccably and wearing a scarf. Men wearing stylish shoes with jeans and a scarf carrying fresh bouquets of tulips. French people are the epitome of style!!! They can wear a t-shirt and jeans and look right off the fashion runway. And EVERYONE smokes!! Michael and I wanted to smoke, because the French make it look SO sexy, so appealing!!! And people kissing!! Sex, love, romance permeates the air. A woman can’t help but feel sexy in Paris!!! It’s difficult to explain, but there is something intoxicating about Paris. Maybe that is why the French are so relaxed is because they drink, smoke and have sex all the time??? Then stop for a cafe vienna later in the day!!!! Who WOULDN’T be relaxed??????
The food was amazing!!!!! I’ll let my pictures of the food tell that story! We purchased a french cookbook with traditional recipes! I totally want to make a beef stew the french way!!!
Our last morning – we woke to sunshine….and the sound of jazz music filled the apartment when I opened the windows to let some air in. I’ve included a video of the band playing that jazz music. The band, called Les 5 doigts et le Pouge, were in front of Paul restaurant, located just around the corner from us!!! I bought their CD!!
I’ve posted pictures of our final evening and last day walking around before we left for the airport, as well as a few other random moments…..
See you again Paris!!!
Love, Stephanie and Michael xoxo
ps…..Here in Doha, at Landmark Mall, there is a Paul restaurant! It just isn’t the same!! LoL!!!!
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Your posts have a way of making me hungry. I leave the computer craving ( & make ) a batch of crepes…really!!! The music from the band, called Les 5 doigts et le Pouge…extraordinary!!! Will see if DV can find a CD of them.Love ya lots mom xoxo