Bonjour Mes Amis!
Ready for another day in Paris?
Well today I thought I'd share with you some random shots that I snapped while visiting my favorite city.
I just love all of the amazing window displays, so full of creativity and unexpected delights.
Just look at this Eiffel Tower covered in macarons!
Can you say "Oooh, la, la?"
Macarons are very popular in Paris, and you will find them in just about every patisserie and boulangerie.
They are a meringue based sweet treat, and come in such amazing colors.
Ok, if a macaron covered Eiffel Tower is not up your rue, then how about this Arc de Triomphe?
On nearly every corner is a flower shop, and flower markets also abound thru out Paris.
So of course I just have to stop and admire, smell, and enjoy all of the wonderful blooms and scents!
I really loved this pretty herb and vegetable display, below.
I can almost smell the French lavender now!
Aren't these hydrangeas just stunning? I wish I had better luck growing them.
They were so perfect looking, they didn't even look real!
Another lovely display at a flower shop. I was in love with all of the beautiful pink roses!
I think the French must have perfected the art of display!
Another pretty window. Look closely and you will see a beautiful "cake" of lady fingers and roses in the center of the top shelf.
Nothing is more quintessentially Parisian that a sidewalk cafe. There must be literally thousands thru out the city! And of course the folding bistro chairs are also a common staple.
Doesn't this just make you want to pull up a seat and enjoy a hot cup of caffe au lait, or perhaps a nice glass of chardonnay?
Ok, this shot is totally random, but I couldn't resist sharing. I was so surprised to see an Office Depot in Paris! We have never come across them in our travels to Europe, so I got a real kick out of spotting this little slice of home!
Remember I told you that we enjoy lots of great food on our trip?
Well I just love chocolate mousse and of course it is oh so French, and on nearly every menu.
I am rarely one to order dessert at home, but on vacation, well, that is another story!
And how many chances does a girl really get to indulge in one of her favorite treats, and in Paris?
I don't even want to know how many calories was in this little dish!
Thanks so much for joining me on my little tour again! Stop back in a few days and I'll share pics from our visit to Versailles!