Please join me on me today
for the Simply Irresistible Day in Paris,
hosted by Anita of
Castles, Crowns and Cottages
Castles, Crowns and Cottages
Castle, Crowns and Cottages
This is the way I used to travel,
before the airlines charged so much for baggage.
Now, I just wear black.
I simply could not resist playing ABBA's
Our Last Summer
and Francoise Hardy's music in her native French,
hope you enjoy & understand ABBA still rules for me!
Welcome to Paris!
Come along with me as we spend our day in this truly beautiful city.
know me at all.
Starting our at the Hotel Lotti on Rue de Castiglione ideally
located in the 1st Arrondissement,
the Westin Vendome is right next door if you prefer...
from the location you can walk almost everywhere, which is
hugely important in this lovely city, as if you're a tourist walking is the
only way to see everything.
hopefully, you have studied a map, googleEarth, or something to
give you an idea where you are, otherwise you will waste a whole
lot of time getting oriented.
From our hotel you are close to the Jardin Tuileries, which is
an absolute must-see, it was originally designed for horse-drawn
carriages and pedestrians and the pathway is still the same.
We travel with our French Poodle, FiFi, so we must stay
near a green area. Also, you step out into the street, walk a few
steps and you're on the Rue St. Honore, the most amazing shopping
street filled with sidewalk cafes....heavenly.
But, for this morning, we have to go get breakfast, don't we?
So, off to Angelina's which is as well-known as
Laudaree, but closer to our hotel & starting point,
just down the Rue de Rivoli.
we could wear something like this as it is so Parisian
you must not miss the divine Guerlain Perfume Shoppe
directly across the street from the hotel.
Fortified, continue on the Galeries Lafayette,
even if you don't want to shop go to see the architecture,
and have a glass of champagne on their roof terrace where
you overlook the city.
Find one of the beautiful
Au Nom de la Rose Shops
which are all around the city
precious restaurant in Montmarte
time to regroup back at the hotel...put away all the parcels & goodies,
and take our walk to one of the sidewalk cafes, sit outside, have a glass of
lovely white wine, and order something simple,
continue on to Place de la Concorde,
and depending on your stamina, you can walk along the Seine,
or cross one of the bridges into another world, one so much smaller,
much more interesting to most of us, all the shops and antiques, books,
and art of the Marais...
to be transported to the original square in Paris
Place des Vosges
take a quick taxi ride,
see a complete post I did on this wonder,
Anita and all the ladies are having dinner tonight so we must get
back to the hotel and get dressed. What do you think I should wear?
I think it will be this black one...
and everyone is having dinner in the
5-Star Restaurant Le Cinq.
Please see a post I did about the flowers in
the George V
I encourage each of you to click over to my other posts
as they were done with much detail and are very interesting
about details of Paris...
Another snippet of Paris you will enjoy is the
fabulous blog called
from Carol Gillot who is an artist
and does wonderful watercolors which are
available via her shop on Etsy.
places in Paris...
to go over to see her click below:
I cannot tell you how happy I am to be in Paris
with so many wonderful girlfriends.
Everyone is celebrating!
Everyone is coming back together.
Sending love from The City of Light
to all of you....