June 12, 2013

Yesterday. In Paris.


Paris Doors


Paris Street


Ile Saint Louis

Yesterday I played hooky. At 8:31 a.m. I hopped on a train in Bayeux and in two short hours I was pulling into the station in Paris.

I spent the morning shopping in stores that have obviously never heard of any singer other than Beyoncé, which meant that in one short hour I had heard enough of her music to last me a lifetime, but I did find a great pair of black pants that I needed for work, so she was a necessary evil.

Then I strolled across the river past Notre-Dame and across a dangerously weighed down by "love locks" bridge to spend a much needed afternoon catching up, sharing stories and laughing with girlfriends. All the while consuming some killer, freshly roasted coffee. Which is a rarity in Paris.

And as it always does, the day flies by. Before I knew it I was speeding across town to la Gare Saint-Lazare on a packed Métro to catch my train to Normandy. I arrived home just in time for dinner.

A beautiful day in Paris. I can't complain.

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Chantal Saville said...

You are killing me with these posts! Looks so wonderful!

Dan said...

Where did you get your killer coffee?

Rebecca said...

So jealous! (Except for the Beyoncé thing) :)

Liza in Ann Arbor said...

That sounds like the life! I'd live the same way, in a countryside village atmosphere with easy access to the big city. Perfect.

Unknown said...

Aw, I loved having a bun and a coffee with you. Thanks for sharing a bit of your day in Paris with me!

EuroMom said...

I see the water is still high along the Seine. I was there a few weeks ago and sadly the sun was quite shy!

Anne in Oxfordshire said...

How wonderful to be able to go to Paris for the day , and back for dinner , so great to share time with girlfriends :-)

Anonymous said...

It was so great to see you! Love the photos!

Caroline said...

Glad you made it into the big city since you'd been wanting to ! Hopefully I'll catch you next time... and I hope you managed to cart back some bagels ;)

Unknown said...

Awww! Wish I could have seen you for a coffee! Looks like you had a perfect Paris day.

Jennifer said...

It was wonderful indeed.

Coutume Café and Caféothèque.

WAY too much Beyoncé for my taste.

Jennifer said...

I love living close enough to Paris to hop on over there for the day, yet still be able to have a little house and garden in Normandy. It is the perfect combination!

Seeing you before you head back to NYC was one of my main reasons for going. :)
I'm so happy we had the time together, however short.

The morning was sunny, yet it was sprinkling at the same time. Very funny weather this year!

Jennifer said...

Girlfriend time is very important!

So good to see you too! It had been far to long. Hope you two have the chance to come back and visit us soon. Anytime you want!

I'm sorry I didn't have the chance to see you...it was a quick trip! Any news about MIL and Bayeux? Hope to see you out here again.

Ivana said...

The best idea. Ever! I wish I could just hop on the train to arrive in my favorite city in the world. All I have to play with is a plane (which, by the way, I'm taking in two weeks, to spend a short vacay in Paris :)

Love your photos! Would you mind sharing the name of the place with that delicious coffee? Thank you!

Have a lovely day!

xx Ivana

Macarons and Pearls

Jennifer said...

I wish I would have had more time!
Hope to be back for a couple of days at the end of July and we can get together then. Looking forward to catching up with you! :)

Rambling Tart said...

How wonderful to spend time with your luvs in such a beautiful and delicious way. :-)

Michel said...

Sounds like a fun day. Perfect situation to live away from the City but close enough so you can do easy day trips. Have a great weekend.

Jennifer said...

I hope you have a wonderful time in Paris! I went to Coutume Café and Caféothèque. Delicious coffee!

Rambling Tart
It was a much needed and very appreciated day away. :)

That is definitely one of our favorite things about living in Normandy. Bon weekend!