Rebecca from the pacific northwest said...
I think you need to put a link on your side column with all these recommendations, for future reference even for friends who might not be staying at your apartment but who are going to Paris! I love them.
Reply 03 October 2012 at 11:21 PM
Hi When I visit my friend Barbara who lives in Paris , we like to go to parcs fairly unknown or arrondissements that are that little bit different. Parc Andre Citroen , where you can get a balloon ride, it doesn't float off , it just takes you high up, or Parc Montsouris which is in the 14th, it is based on an English garden and a lovely walk . With other friends we like to go to cafes and try them out.
Reply 03 October 2012 at 11:09 PM
Merisi in Vienna said...
Btw, this is the first time ever that I go to bed without you having posted for the day.
I hope you are just so busy having fun that you'll post at a minute to midnight.
Reply 03 October 2012 at 10:44 PM
Tongue in Cheek said in reply to Merisi in Vienna...
You got that right!
Reply 03 October 2012 at 10:47 PM
Merisi in Vienna said...
All I'd need is the name and address of a place to have a good cup of coffee or tea.
Reply 03 October 2012 at 10:43 PM
Judy B. said...
Have been to Paris once and one day I shall return! Suggestion to include in your booklet: A map and descriptive details of a walking tour through the neighborhood in which the apartment is located. Listing sights of interest, restaurants, sidewalk cafes. A separate list in the apartment listing the best bakery in the area, wine shop, ice cream shop, grocery market, flower shop, photo shop and of course, the addresss of the closest pharmacy.
Reply 03 October 2012 at 10:35 PM
Just be sure to tell them not to miss Paris in December. Printemps or Les Galleries. Must stroll by the designers. Walk the Seine by twilight. Partake of the Bateaux Mouches. Grab French bread and cheese and sit by the Quai d'Orsay and people watch. Dine at the Tour d'Eiffel. Visit Montmartre, the Louvre and go to the Chateau Blois. Okay now I'm so homesick... xo marlis oh let's not forget the fashion museum!!
Reply 03 October 2012 at 10:18 PM
Helen from OC said...
I would like to know about the foreign artists who spent and finished thier lives in Paris and impacted the world through their performances.
Reply 03 October 2012 at 09:26 PM
OMG I would love sometime to stay in your apartment and visit the brocantes. Museum list including some of the smaller less known ones, definitely the brocantes and flea markets. Recommended places to eat in the neighborhood, places to have tea such as Mariage Freres and Laduree, but also Deux les Abielles, which is near the Eiffel Tower,how to find the department store (I never could find them).
Reply 03 October 2012 at 08:09 PM
Even though I think it's too late for the contest, I thought I would leave a post.
Paris holds a special place in my heart because it is the city where my husband proposed to me. It's beautiful and gritty and interesting and you can walk and walk and walk forever. People protest dressed up in costume - and bring their dogs to the march. I love it.
My #1 tip, for anyone traveling to Paris is to take the train to Versailles and spend a full day (at least) walking the grounds. You'll find parts they never advertise in brochures, but I think they should. You'll find parts of your soul you didn't realize existed.
Reply 03 October 2012 at 07:48 PM
Franca Bollo and Mardog just want the cups to drink hot cocoa together in Paris.
Reply 03 October 2012 at 07:08 PM
Franca Bollo said in reply to Mardog...
Reply 03 October 2012 at 09:50 PM
Mardog said in reply to Franca Bollo...
If Coco leaves the cups in the apartment then we could all enjoy them
Reply 03 October 2012 at 10:42 PM
Corey, I'm going to Paris next Friday . . .OMG, can you believe it??? I think I have been commenting about my dream to you for over 5 years now. I'm going as part of a Sister City adult exchange so it will be full immersion with a family for the first week. Then I am going to get on the TGV and head somewhere??!!Eighteen days on my own . . .so, can I get back to you on my Paris tip? Just excited about going, but admit to wondering how hubbie & boys will survive. Can you imagine my house when I return? ha
Reply 03 October 2012 at 06:23 PM
Tongue in Cheek said in reply to Debra...
Oh come to the south! A three hour train ride! Leave from Gare de Lyon, come visit me!
Reply 03 October 2012 at 10:51 PM
Merisi in Vienna said in reply to Debra...
Pardon me, Debra, for jumping in here:
Please don't worry about your family, they'll do splendidly.
Been there, done that. All that will happen is that they are going to appreciate you even more when you return!
Enjoy your eighteen days in France,
Reply 03 October 2012 at 10:41 PM
Rosemary Wilmot said...
Wow I look forward to following this Corey. I have just come back from a romantic weekend in Paris. I adore the Brasserie's 1900's style and there are a lot to chose from. We just adore Le Grand Colbert (famous for being in the film Something's gotta give with Jack Nicolson)its a wonderful sumptuos restaurant with lovely food. The Boulevard Raspail Market on a sunday morning is fabulous, especially the guy that sells the wonderful potato & caramelised onion Galettes. The Rodin Museum, always a wonderful place to visit, has real style. The musee d'orsay and the wonderful restaurant.
Wander around the left bank steets, sit in a cafe, enjoy the street life.
Buy a painting from Yaseen Khan on the railings of the church by Le Deaux Magot, got to Puyricard in the Rue du Cherchi Midi or Rue Pont Louis Philippe for wonderful chocolate, Nicolai for lovely french perfume.
Le Bon Marche for the fabulous gourmet food section which is a work of art in itself.
If you want a long luxurious bath,buy OBAO bath foam from Monoprix - 5 euros - for lovely deep blue bubbles with a fabulous scent.
Sit in the Cafe Marly, especially at Sunset taking in the view of the Pyramid -it's a stunner.
The Luxembourg gardens - a true parisian garden
Walk in the Palais Royale Gardens.........
If you can, experience the Fete de la Musique once in your life - I have a memory of a saxophonist playing the house of the rising sun whilst standing on a wall at midnight...never to be forgotten
Paris is wonderful.... I could go on forever...
Reply 03 October 2012 at 06:03 PM
Lisa norton said...
Omg i love this cup! I bought this cup in her shop. I love sitting down in the mornings drinking my french roast with this and relive my journey to my one day paris viit. I hope to relive a future visit. It amazes me as i gaze upon it it and think about her items in her store. I wonder what are their stories. Where have they been and what have they seen? If only they could talk......red;)
Reply 03 October 2012 at 06:01 PM
Carole Boldt said...
This is wonderful news about your apartment in Paris, as it will be a home away from Chico for me someday. You will tastefully decorate it, I know and it will be oh, so lovely with your thoughtful choices. I hope I can stay there some day. Enjoy each moment together and continue making your memories together.
Reply 03 October 2012 at 05:35 PM
Hi Corey! ooh la la...an
apt in Paris!! one thing I would
want to know is where the best outdoor
cafe would be to "people watch".
I can't wait for you to start
decorating so I can live vicariously
through each step!
Reply 03 October 2012 at 05:24 PM
peggy braswell said...
How exciting to see the apt come together + can't wait. xxpeggybraswelldesign.com
Reply 03 October 2012 at 05:24 PM
I'm probably too late for your contest, but I'm excited about your apartment. The last time I visited Paris, my daughter, sisters and I rented an apartment and it was the best trip ever. There's so many things to see it will take several trips. Of the real touristy things to see, I have a recommendation: if you want to tour Saint Chappelle (and everyone should), get up early and be in line before it opens because later in the day the line is humongous. Can't wait to see pictures of the apartment.
Reply 03 October 2012 at 05:14 PM
Sue Schlabach said...
Your mention of Porte de Vanves flea market gives me goosebumps. I was just there a few weeks ago. I absolutely love that market— particularly strolling under the shade trees ooooing and ahing all the wares, but particularly the ephemera, textiles and sewing materials of the stall "Missy." I always visit her. I like to go on Saturday since the market stalls stay open a little longer. On Sunday they need to clear out earlier for a second market.
Since I love to take photographs in Paris I try to get up early on a Sunday morning and walk on the Ile St-Louis when it is mostly deserted. My favorite cafe there is St Regis. I ate the most delicious croissant there recently—most of it crumbled on my lap—but the center uncoiled like a soft, delicate edible shell. The orange juice was pulpy and fresh pressed. The coffee (like most every cup in Paris) was dark and delicious.
The cafe is right near the bridge that crosses over to Notre Dame. Early on a Sunday morning you find yourself in the company of few people—the water is still and the light on the buildings creeps slowly up, golden and soft before it gets bright and white and glaring. The pigeons and street sweepers and the waiters taking down chairs from stacks by their cafes are your only company as you walk (try to get out between 7 and 7:30 if it is late summer, early autumn—in winter it will be dark later and you can sleep in a little more). You can almost imagine yourself in another century (or at the very least, decade) for a little bit.
I'd love to see the book you compile for your guests!
Reply 03 October 2012 at 04:21 PM
Peg Stoop said...
Hi Corey, How wonderful! I have never been to Paris and would need your lovely booklet to help me see what is most important to enjoy! I love seeing cities from the perspective of someone who lives there instead of all the must see tourist places. Reading your blog gives me a glimpse into your life in France! Look forward to seeing your beautiful touch on the apartment!
Merci! Hugs, Peg
Reply 03 October 2012 at 03:58 PM
I love your idea about putting together a booklet to help others enjoy Paris more and make it easier for them to get around.
One of the things I would also add... tips on customs and the culture in Paris... it is so easy to offend others when a person travels aboard... and if one knew what to do and not do... it would be so nice.
I would also add about where to go for a medical emergency... how to go about this... where to purchase medicine... these things happen in life and it would such a comfort for folks to know where to go and what to expect.
Hugs to you
Reply 03 October 2012 at 03:50 PM
After years of dreaming of visiting France, my husband is giving my dream for our 25th anniversary! I will hang on every suggestion as I still have awhile before we will be going! How exciting to re-do and actual Paris apartment! Oooolala! karen...
Reply 03 October 2012 at 03:41 PM
Diane Dainis said...
After quite a few trips to Paris and the country side in France all I can say is each and every time I return I immediately feel a sense of calm,joy and excitement at being back in the country that makes me feel so at home. Of course the baguettes,delicious food, the archtecture, wonderful shops just plain make me so happy. So to France I will definitely travel again. And daydream of one day owning a small cottage in a small country village. One can certainly have that dream :)
Reply 03 October 2012 at 03:30 PM
Amy Kortuem said...
You must tell people to visit The Lady and the Unicorn tapestries at the Cluny Museum. And to stay for the noon concerts of medieval music.
How exciting - an apartment in Paris. I hope I can say that someday. "I have an apartment in Paris..."
Reply 03 October 2012 at 03:04 PM
Becky F said...
Oh how could I have forgotten! St Severin Church. The stain glass is beautiful. So different than other churches. And of course the locks of love!
Reply 03 October 2012 at 02:57 PM
Kathie B said in reply to Becky F...
The bridge in Paris where we saw all those padlocks of love is the Pont des Arts, although apparently the fad originated in Rome:
Reply 03 October 2012 at 06:11 PM
We have just returned home after 2 1/2 weeks in Paris. It was my 4th trip. I would recommend...explore!! The first time we went to Paris (33 years ago!) we would take the RER in to the city then walk. At the end of the day we would look at a map to find the nearest Metro, then find our way home.
My favourite place in Paris (at the moment!) is Sacre Coeur and the area around it. The first time I went to Paris I remember walking up the hill, then looking up and seeing that beautiful white building. It took my breath away! This time I returned to light candles in the church, then to explore the myriad of fabric shops in the surrounding streets.
Taste all the food!! There is nothing like a croissant from Paris! A freshly baked baguette still warm from the oven...and the cheese!! Oh my!!! Charcuterie, Champagne!
Good luck with your renovation. I look forward to seeing all your progress reports.
The book is a great idea!
Buy the set of 10 tickets for the Metro. It is a much cheaper option. The staff at the Metro stations were always very helpful.
Reply 03 October 2012 at 02:34 PM
mary blanchard said...
I've never been to Paris but I can dream..... I will love seeing your apartment blossom into a must to see and stay place while in Paris
If I were to go I would love to know about the places to see that most of the tourist don't get a chance to especially romantic hideaways However I would also like to visit must see places as well
Vendettas du Pont-Neuf
Montmartre and places to see while there
Fair St. Ouen
Where to buy delicious chocolates, sweets and macaroons
How to get to Gelati d'Alberto....would love to try the rose shaped ice cream
Well the list could go on and on...maybe make up a two day itinerary to accompany brochure
This will be so much fun for you ....congratulations No wonder you can't sleep...what colors are you going with? creams and sea foam green sound lovely to me:)
I will love watching your apartment unfold....thanks so much for sharing and letting us peek through your window
Reply 03 October 2012 at 02:09 PM
Debbie Lilly said...
I just got "Paris - an Inspiring Tour of the City's Cretive Heart" by Janelle McCulloch - a perfect flanerie guide. May I suggest your guest's pack dishwasher pods, washing machine pods (if your apartment will have both machines), toilet paper rolls, paper towels, zip-lock bags, foil and a roll of packing tape - extra padding in their bags and handy to have at the ready vs. trying to read the labels in French at the grocery! Any extras can be used to wrap and pack their treasures for their trip home.....if they ever leave!
Now, do you want my restaurant list?
Reply 03 October 2012 at 02:08 PM
Nance Harper said in reply to Debbie Lilly...
Oh Debbie...all of those items are so available in France:) Plus, going to a supermarket in France is a joy in itself!
Reply 03 October 2012 at 03:35 PM
kathy ingles said...
in paris there are at least 2 bridges of locks. they are padlocks that lovers lock onto the railings of the bridges, make their vow and toss the keys into the siene. "forever locked in love". one bridge is near the louvre and the other is at the end of the isle with notre dame.
Reply 03 October 2012 at 01:12 PM
great idea Corey!
To me, one of the best views of Notre Dame and Ile de France is from the Musée du monde Arabe terrasse,
Reply 03 October 2012 at 09:15 AM
Our week in Paris was in an apartment in Montmartre. We met Australian friends, one Sunday afternoon as they arrived from UK, staying in the 6th. Most restaurants & bars close for food from 5pm on Sundays. Except in Montparnasse. So 4 adults & 4 children hopped on the Metro and got off a couple of stops later in Montparnasse. They cater for the tourist. Lots was open even on a Sunday. We found a great restaurant and it was fabulously cheap & yummy.
Our other Montparnasse visit was to the train station. Lots there, although it is on multiple levels and seems crazy, it is easy & well signed. Have coins, toilettes cost. Get a SNCF train which goes out of Paris or the Metro for city travel.
I look forward to seeing the renovations and maybe on our next visit rent your apartment. All the best for this new adventure.
Reply 03 October 2012 at 08:27 AM
Sarah Webb said...
Go to where you have a good view of the Eiffel Tower at night wait until the top of the hour, then watch her sparkle. On the hour...every hour, but only for 5 minutes. Every night. After the sun goes down.
It is magical and never gets old!!!!!
Reply 03 October 2012 at 08:18 AM
So many wonderful places and ideas have been mentioned, however, one of my favorite is the Musee Jacquemart-Andre home. Such a treat. And I totally agree, walk, walk, walk and do not forget to look up!
Reply 03 October 2012 at 07:51 AM
I've only been to Paris once, but it was for fashion school and I absolutely fell in love with the city. My favorite place to go is the Saint-Germain area. The shopping is ridiculous, and I love the feel of walking down those streets. During the "swine flu" epedemic, yours truly got sick far away from home... but the French Onion Soup at Cafe de Flore certainly helped me get better :)
Reply 03 October 2012 at 07:11 AM
Teri Salvo said...
Visit the Quiet Corners of Paris as outlined in the small book of the same name. When all that is the wonderfulness of Paris overwhelms the senses these are the places that reset your compass.
Reply 03 October 2012 at 07:02 AM
So...the other night I prayed this....
"Dear Baby Jesus, I want to find an apartment to stay when I am in Paris. You see, not just any apartment, an apartment whose walls could talk, one whose seams are sewn, one that I could love, one that has windows that smile, one that I would know and feel at HOME.
I think I was heard. OMG COREY CONGRATULATIONS!! The fun you will have! I am so excited too!!! I can't wait to see what you do!
What to do... hmmmmmmmmmmmm... sit at Cafe de Flore late at night with a cup of chocolat and watch the characters walk on by.... must be past 10:00 p.m.
Reply 03 October 2012 at 06:48 AM
Forgot to say, i'm decorating our bedroom in french style so am itching to see what you're doing.
Reply 03 October 2012 at 06:44 AM
Ah Corey, what a dream you've sent us today- the magic of paris strolling through our minds ...and just to think - per chance I'm selected my hubby and I would HAVE to travel from oz to France.
When i'm staying somewhere I love to know what's on -from lesser known festivals (like quilt shows) to the more famous events. These events show so much of the local culture etc.
Reply 03 October 2012 at 06:43 AM
In no particular order....some of my favorites...
Local live music venues (perhaps list some near your apt)
Eating the worlds best falafel in the Marais
Eating pastries in the little park by Notre Dame
oohing and ohing over every cheese shop I pass
Hearing music in Notre Dame or just sitting quietly
All of the market streets
Sacre coeur and Montmartre
the art nouveau metro stations
renting a bike and/or walking
exploring and getting lost...
the food all of it....
Reply 03 October 2012 at 06:17 AM
momof5 said in reply to momof5...
I forgot the Il St. Louis and Shakespere and Co. book store.
Reply 03 October 2012 at 06:22 AM
Best of Paris:
Looong (2-3 hr) picnic lunch in the Jardin du Luxembourg... People watching a must!
Roasted chestnuts and/or chestnut crepe in winter
J'Go (our favorite non-vegetarian bistro)
Vanves flea market-hope to see you there!
Evening boat ride in the Seine
Something I WILL do next time is tea at the mosque!
Reply 03 October 2012 at 06:01 AM
Man this bought the comments flooding forth... Well firstly include all of these comments cause your followers sure seem knowledgeable about Paris... What a dream come true to stay in your apartment .... Sigh....
Reply 03 October 2012 at 04:55 AM
Cheryl ~ Casual Cottage Chic said...
Be sure to include information for everyday living in the apartment - closest market, cafe and bakery;where to go for dry cleaning; nearest pharmacy; where to have laundry done if not included in apartment; where to rent a car or motorbike; areas to stay away from (high crime); closest park. Just a few thoughts that you may not find in "tour books." Looking forward to your Paris apt. redo adventures!
Reply 03 October 2012 at 04:53 AM
I would say a short list of important phone numbers, police, a doctor or hospital, fire departments,cab, limo, etc., and instructions on how to dial these numbers...This could be an item that could come in very handy.
Reply 03 October 2012 at 04:42 AM
Nance Harper said...
You can't go to France and not have oysters! Since your apartment is near Gare Montparnasse, this could be a great walkable oyster treasure. 'La cabane a' huitres"...one block from the Gare. Only seats 22 people...I love small places. Oysters fresh, fresh as he has oyster beds near Bordeaux.
Reply 03 October 2012 at 02:54 AM
I've yet to visit Paris, but hope to make the trip in the next couple of years. My concern is that my husband can't tolerate much cheese, butter or other dairy products. Is it possible to eat in France with those restrictions?
Reply 03 October 2012 at 02:31 AM
First of all walk the many winding streets through Paris and along the Seine, then sit as long as you like sipping coffee or hot chocolate at a cafe. Always have a camera, there's no bad picture in Paris. Go to Pere LaChaise Cemetary and meander through the aisles to look for Colete, Edith Piaf, Proust, Oscar Wilde,Isadora Duncan(at the mausoleum) and Jim Morrison of the Doors, just to name a few. The cemetary is like a fine art museum.
Reply 03 October 2012 at 02:25 AM
kathy ingles said...
my last trip to france was very different. we stopped in limoux for the local flea market. in St maximin/st baune we sold american clothes at the vide granier in front of the super marche. the best brocante was the weekly sales in lyon near the canal. i went with my friend 2 years ago. the prices were so dear! the gypsies didn't like me cutting through their camp on the way back to the car either...live and learn! so much to see and so little time to see it.
Reply 03 October 2012 at 02:16 AM
Barbara Snow said...
Monet's water lilies at the Musée de l'Orangerie. I like to stand in front of them until I feel the water gently lapping at my feet. Oh yes, and walk, and eat, and frequents coffee breaks. Love Paris.
Barb in MInnesota
Reply 03 October 2012 at 02:15 AM
kathy ingles said...
i grew up in los angeles and my parents forced me to learn spanish. my first trip abroad was started in tahiti. i've been to mexico three times and france five times. how many sweet changes there might have been in my life if french was my second tongue. i muat have been a french peasant in a former life. love your shorts and stories. thank you.
Reply 03 October 2012 at 02:11 AM
Becky F said...
I totally agree with everything Rebecca from the Pacific northwest" had to say.
One thing we wanted to do when we were there in May but didn't have the time, was to go back to Luxembourg Garden in the evening. Take a bottle of wine and sit in these wonderful green, steel chairs that are available to anyone. The garden is beautiful.
The notebook is a must. The woman we rented our apartment from had emailed us a PDF that contained information about everything. She included all the standard information about the metro, major sights, markets, etc. But what set set her information apart from everything else we had read was that she gave HER recommendations. From parking garages, bakeries, restaurants and pharmacies. She also had detailed info on what to do in case of a medical emergency. It was very thorough. Having the information before we arrived was so beneficial.
We also loved the market that takes place on Rue Montorgueil.
The salted caramel ice cream from Berthillon on the Ile St Louis is a must!
Reply 03 October 2012 at 01:55 AM
Oh, Corey! This is so exciting! I can't wait to see what you come up with for the finished renovation...I'm sure it will be great! It's been so long since I've been to Paris, but I definitely think you should include restaurants where the locals go. I hope I'll have a chance to rent your finished place some time. And of course, if you're inProvence, I will make sure to travel your way to see you! I really miss seeing you and think of you often.
Reply 03 October 2012 at 01:50 AM
Robin Williams said...
Thought of another one ~ Do they still have pay restrooms? If so, explain how to do this in your brochure. I paid up front but couldn't get out. The French police came to my rescue, thank goodness! I thought I had to pay to get out and no longer had any change.
Reply 03 October 2012 at 01:43 AM
Robin Williams said...
This is a VERY important tip: When looking for a restroom, head for the nicest hotel you see, buy a drink or two in the restaurant, use the bathroom there, and if you are lucky enough to see an extra roll of toilet paper.....take it. Much softer than what you would find at any other location except Rue de Chateau, of course. Spoken from one who has "been there, done that"!
Reply 03 October 2012 at 01:37 AM
How to put tips about Paris in a booklet? Can't the visitors be forced to read your blog before they rent the apartment?
One of our favorite things is the market along Mouffetard. The side streets are lined with small restaurants. Feel free to be tempted to sit at an outdoor table in return for an aperitif. The waiter convinces people to sit down so more people will come.
I also love the Musee de Moyen Age, especially after reading the book "The Lady and the Unicorn" by Tracy Chevalier.
A tip that seems obvious -- don't change money, simply withdraw money from an ATM
Reply 03 October 2012 at 01:03 AM
Ah, Paris -- I have been ten times in ten years now. Here is my recommendation.
rue Montorgeiul... leave directions and a brief description of this wonderful street including her history... a la... The perfect Parisian market street that goes so well with apartment living. Stop at the butcher for a juicy roast chicken and roasted potatoes. Or go to the fish monger for the freshest catches of the day. The colorful array of fruits and vegetables at the green grocers might entice you to try some items you've long forgotten. Head to the fromagerie for the best comté and silkiest chevres. On to Storher, the oldest patisserie in Paris for a tarte au citron, or a treat au chocolat and don't forget a baguette! Wine? Of course there are wine shops. And don't be shy; do ask for a suggested wine to go with your lovingly planned Parisian dinner. (I would also attach a copy of Monet's famous painting of this street.)
Reply 03 October 2012 at 12:56 AM
A favorite place to visit is the Dehillerin shop for a new pan. Each time I make something, like a french apple tart, I remind myself of the day I strolled through Paris and found this shop. Sweet tarte pans seem to fit so well in a suitcase for travel back to SF!
Reply 03 October 2012 at 12:41 AM
What a treat we are in for as we travel with you through this Paris adventure: the apartment renovation, the booklet, etc. Thanks for sharing.
One charming museum of an unexpected sort was the Musee de La Chasse at 62 Rue Archives, Hotel de Mongelas in Paris. A Parisian friend took us there and it was wonderfully bizarre with very unusual works of collage; sculptures a la Picasso's goat made of buckets and small parts, a room whose ceiling was a mosaic of bird feathers. Not being a hunter I never would have chosen to visit had it not been for her guidance.
I second the comment about walking the stairs to Monmartre and then on to Sacre Coeur where the view of the city is panoramic.
And for Jillayne, I think the art store where many impressionists bought their pastels is Magasin Sennelier, established in 1887, at 3 Quai Voltaire. I could only press my nose against the glass as they were closed the day I went to visit. C'est la Vie
And to buy a scarf at Wolff & Decourtis, 18 Galerie Vivienne has been a long cherished dream.
Reply 03 October 2012 at 12:35 AM
Odds on me going to Paris are slim to none, but I can dream! LOL! I think it would be useful to know how to be a "good" tourist. What is it that irks the French when we barge into their neighborhoods? Of course, if I was ever in Paris, I'd love to know where the fabric, artist supply, and bookstores were located. I am looking forward to the renovation! Stay off the ladders!!!!!!!
Reply 03 October 2012 at 12:21 AM
Apart from the brocantes, of course, as anyone staying in an apartment of yours will have to have that experience some information on how to use the public transport from your apartment to the places you suggest we visit would be rally good.
Reply 02 October 2012 at 11:54 PM
Kathie B said...
Reply 02 October 2012 at 11:44 PM
Have fun you two, of course someone will have to hang the chandeliers so FH will come in handy for you. ;) You could pay him in chocolate, or something else.
Reply 02 October 2012 at 11:05 PM
Franca Bollo said...
Gah! The street's adorbs! I just took a virtual walk on Google Maps.
Reply 02 October 2012 at 10:34 PM