Thursday, October 1, 2009

Paris journal (and a little brooklyn)

icky in my j.crew bag. she always feels sad when I leave

the day i left, there was a skywriter over the house and the words spelled
cloud cloud cloud cloud...i took this as a good omen

and then it was the next morning and i am in paris.


i always go for a little walk up st. germaine

past le cluny

up to st. germaine-des-prés, the oldest chruch in paris

across is les deux magots, the cafe where
simone de beavoir and ernest hemingway liked to pass their time. i've never been in, but i love how significant it is.


then i turn around to see if there is a line outside of laduree. there is and it is very very very long.
I wait anyway because i am addicted to one flavored like orange flowers
and i have some time

i eat dinner on rue du buci because i haven't eaten all day. there is a nice older couple from nevada sitting next to me and we strike up a splendid conversation. it is nice to see paris through their eyes, especially since they don't have to work and told me all about a recital at st. sulpice.

then home along the river and past Shakespeare and Co. which always reminds me of my first time in paris

past my favorite window

And home. And today was the set-up at Le Showroom

And tomorrow...starts the show.

19 comments:

onesilentwinter said...

i so needed a walk thank you! it is all lovely! Good luck tomorrow dear deb!

vintage simple said...

What a lovely, lovely stroll... So peaceful... Have a great time tomorrow, Deb! The space looks fabulous!
-maria

Christine--RHP said...

ahhhh Paris! It's been waaay too long for me...
best wishes for a fantastic show!

Katrina said...

what a great little snidbit of paris with you. enjoy your trip so so much!

Anonymous said...

splendid, bonbon. Especially the photo of the shakespearea and co. street scene. Great light. You are greatly missed by Icky and Max. And me....

hmstrjam said...

oh Bon BOn I love icky!~ (Reminds me of my cat drawing of cat in bag cat out of bag!) Paris looks wonderful, hope your show is awesome! Eat some macaroons for me!

cindy* said...

what a nice walk and you even met some nevadans ;) can't wait to see photos from the show!

The Royal Me said...

i have a VERY found memory of being 21, drunk as a skunk perusing the books at Shakespeare & Co. it's got waaaaaaay more character than the one here (although I haven't the slightest if they are directly related!)

i wish i was there.

Asya said...

Thank you for these lovely images of one of my favorite cities! The weather looks incredible, much warmer than here. Have a wonderful show. See you soon.

lotta said...

icky really looks sad... I am drooling again following along your footsteps in Paris. Wish I could go back. Have fun and best of luck!

Marie said...

:-)

Melissa de la Fuente said...

Oh Deb! I am so happy for you! And SO wish I could be there with you! How fun( for me anyway :) I hope you have a MARvelous time! We miss you but, will see you upon your return! :)
xo
Melis

Mary Jo from TrustYourStyle said...

I loved this, felt like I was right there. Hope the show is going well for you!

xo

Esti said...

I hope everything's going great for you!

Aran said...

oh how i wish i could be there with you... and poor icky... i miss her!

Camille said...

0h, to just take a walk in your shoes! Sigh.

montague said...

have fun in fair paris!

My Castle in Spain said...

Have a great time and tons of good luck for the show!!!
:-)

Mrs.French said...

your pretty photographs almost take me there...almost...sigh...xo t

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