I am in Paris! We arrived early this morning before many people were out and about, so we were able to begin exploring without crowds. One of the first places we came upon just up the street from our hotel was a florist shop on a corner. All the flowers were lined up looking gorgeous. They are geniously displayed in a plastic bag filled with water and twisted to look almost like a vase. These Hyacinths smelled devine!
Look at these absolutely gorgous colors!
Across the street from the flourist is one of many bakeries. Can you believe these mereinges??? Tomorrrow I am going to eat one of those!
Look at this enchanting alleyway. There is a journal store in there that has some lovely papers. I am going to pick some of those up too. There is also a resturant there I want to try.
This photo below was taken before the crowds filled the streets. Paris really comes alive as the day progresses.
The photo below is where we ate dinner this evening. I had Beef Bourguignon. It was so tender, I had to remember to chew! The wine was fabulous as well. The ambiance was perfect, just a tiny little cafe, with open window, red tablecloths, a breeze and plenty of French being spoken.
We have really enjoyed our first day here. But, we are soooo tired! Tomorrow is a new day and we are heading for the flea markets early in the morning.
Wish us luck!