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)


Sue Prichard said...

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.


Sandi Cormier said...

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.

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

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

donna baker said...

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.

Valerie Brooks said...

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