Sunday, November 19, 2006

j'adore paris

how was paris? paris was lots and lots of wine with lots of good cheese over even more good conversation. it's shopping in extravagant stores, spending insane amounts of money. it's being able to say, "you only live once," before you blow $200 on the cashmere gray leopard print sweater vest. it's the irritated look and roll of the eyes from the waitors and store clerks when you try to speak french so they can answer you in english. it's the best steak frites ever from relais de l'entrecote. it's bread from poilane. it's le bon marche and the ridiculous market on the first floor and the break for gorgeous pastries and cappuccinos when we'd worked up an appetite shopping. it's the tiny streets, the beautiful ancient buildings. the secret parks and courtyards. the bad bad dancing that all french people do as they pretend to mouth the words to english songs that they don't know the lyrics to. it's the smoke EVERYWHERE. it's vintage shopping. it's stunning metro stops. it's glimpses of the arc and the tour dashing from bar to bar. it's the place that i'll be taking a yearly trip to from here on out.

8 people who played with me:

Blogger The Stormin Mormon said...

It looks like you had an incredible time...

Still insanely jealous! :-)

11/20/2006 12:17 AM  
Blogger aria said...

Color me jealous! And all those sweets look sooo good...

I'm glad you had a great time there, though ;)

11/20/2006 1:53 AM  
Blogger Jon said...

I'd just like to go there once. I am in need of some travel.

11/20/2006 2:43 AM  
Blogger Ale said...


11/20/2006 11:25 AM  
Blogger cadiz12 said...

sounds amazing.

but i hear you on the dancing. last time i was there, all they played was Cher's "Believe" and people just jumped up and down like they were listening to Kris Kross or something.

11/20/2006 6:58 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This post is making me all kinds of hungry.

I blame you.

11/20/2006 9:53 PM  
Blogger The Stormin Mormon said...

So my mind just caught the white wine in the pics.
What all did you have to drink while in Paris?
Anything notable?

11/21/2006 12:24 AM  
Anonymous eun said...

omg you totally rock for going to europe on a whim like that! sorry for
the super late post.. lurker, thought i'd finally comment. great blog!

1/14/2007 2:51 PM  

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