Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Paris pour Noel!

We booked our tickets to Paris for the holidays! 
So excited to be there at such a beautiful time of the year. 
And to spend time with family. 

Some of my favorite things:

*Cafes all dressed up for the holidays 
*Decorations on every store front 
*The joy of being in our 15th Arrondissement neighborhood 
*The sounds of the language from every direction 
*Choir singing at Notre Dame 
*Colorful sweet things calling from patisserie windows 
*The oyster vendor on the corner playing sounds of the ocean 
*Cheeses of all shapes and varieties in the Fromagerie windows 
*Mont d'Or  *Escargot! 
*Champagne before dinner 
*Poilane's decorative window scenes made out of bread crust 
*Our Grenelle outdoor market under the metro 
*The Christmas tree our concierge puts in the entryway 
*Department store window displays 
*New Year's Eve with ma soeur
*Shiny, glittery Paris! 

If there are any photos you'd like me to return with,
leave a suggestion in the comments.

As usual, there will be an abundance of photos! 
Mais bien sur! 

(Photo copyright: Kirsten Steen)


  1. Have a wonderful time, Kirsten ! Joyeux Noel and best wishes for the new year. Let's get together on some cold, dark January eve to share dinner.


  2. Have a wonderful time with your sister. Take dozens of photos and I especially like ones of the Alexander III bridge and the bouquinistes and the oyster seller on the corner. Can't wait to see the pics - it will make me think I am there!
    Hopefully we can get together the next time you are in Salem.

  3. Oh Kirsten, you are in for SUCH A TREAT! Paris in Christmas? That in itself is all the Christmas gift I would ever want. AMUSEZ-VOUS! And thank you dear one for coming by to visit! Anita

  4. Kirsten, scrolling through blogs and saw your post. What a treat for Christmas. Can't wait to hear all about it. Thank you for your comment about Sister. She is sleeping atop my clean clothes basket right now, but I don't care. Seems I was so overwhelmed before her surgery, I didn't ask what to expect afterward. Holding her paws to keep her from scratching her eyes out for the past two days and a few Xanax for me; I think we've gotten over the hump.

  5. You're making me drool for Christmas in Paris. Have to wait a whole year, but time passes quickly as we all know. Thanks for the energizing post. I'll be full of questions after you get back. Another lunch! C'est dommage! xxoo


Hello and Welcome!
Thanks for coming and for making your thoughts and feelings known. I appreciate all comments greatly.
Hope to see you again!