Sunday, July 21, 2013

The Fleas

Marc and I enjoy roaming the flea markets when we travel, sometimes finding a treasure or two to bring home. Les Puces de Saint-Ouen is the largest flea market we’ve ever been to, and the most famous one in Paris.
We spent several hours at the market and saw everything from cheap plastic toys to expensive antique furniture. We didn’t see any bargains, but it was a very interesting adventure. When we got hungry we ate a warm Nutella crepe…mmm…it was yummy!



This piece called out to us from one of the antique shops. It now has a home in the niche in the entryway of our house.

Do you browse the flea markets?

Saturday, July 20, 2013

A Diet in Paris…I Don’t Think So!

One thing I was really looking forward to in Paris was pastry/bread, and I was not disappointed. It seemed like there was a boulangerie and/or patisserie on every other corner. I was in heaven!


 

Each morning I walked across the street from the apartment and purchased fresh warm croissants for breakfast. This could easily become a morning ritual.

 
 
I think I ate about five pastries/croissants a day and never gained a pound because I walked so much. I could go to Paris just for the pastries! A word of advice…INDULGE...leave the diet at home.

Friday, June 7, 2013

I Love Fragonard


I have a weakness for European soap. I love the way is smells and the way it feels on my skin. It’s so creamy and perfumes the whole bathroom. I purchased these soaps from the Fragonard store in Montmartre. They smell WONDERFUL and I can’t wait to use them!
Do you have a weakness for soap?
 
 

 

 

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Montmartre Photo Shoot


While strolling in Montmartre we came upon a photo shoot, which was quite interesting. It was very low-key. Everyone was quietly doing their job…I’m sure some people didn’t even notice what was going on. We didn’t want to get in the way, so these are the only pictures we have to share.
 
The model…
...the backdrop.

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Perusing Place du Tertre


Near Sacrė-Couer is an area called Place du Tertre. It’s a bustling area where many artists set up their easels and paint. Some artists do portraits for the tourists while others paint Parisian landscapes. Marc enjoys purchasing pieces from local artists wherever we travel.

He purchased this piece…
…from this artist.

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Sacrė-Couer – Part 2


Here is a view of Sacrė-Couer from the front. It was a beautiful sunny day, so there were many people visiting the church.
 
 From the front of the church there were wonderful views of Paris.
 
Playing for the crowd and selling his CD’s. 

We walked up, but decided to take the funicular down.

Monday, June 3, 2013

Basilique du Sacrė-Couer


Here are a few images of the Sacred Heart Basilica of Montmartre (Sacrė-Couer), which was a two minute walk up a few hundred stairs from our apartment.  This is not the front of the church, but the view you see at the top of our stairs.