My flight to Paris leaves
tomorrow this afternoon and I have all but finished packing (with room to spare). This is a personal best, or maybe I’ve learned to just take less stuff. More room for shopping treasures, right? Now, I just need to pick up a new electronics adapter since my old one became a permanent resident of last summer’s Provence rental. Oops.
Over the last several days, cell phone lines have been a-buzzing between our trio of merry cooking school classmates, making plans for all the free time after class ends each day, and picking restaurants was definitely priority number one. With so many to choose from, paring down the list can seem downright overwhelming. Do we shoot for this trendy, fab place or that oh-so-comforting bistro that has been around for a hundred years? Thankfully, sources abound in the form of expat blogs like Little Pieces of Light, where the delightful Milsters shared wonderful photos of her brunch at Merci. Fellow Texan, Ellise Pierce, recently enjoyed a cocktail with a view at Le Ciel de Paris, and Paris by Mouth loves Verjus for its contemporary American cooking. We can satisfy our sweet cravings with visits to places like Alain Ducasse’s new chocolate factory ,and a stop by Ladurée is definitely on the list.
So many choices, so little time.
I have been tossing about, okay researching to the point of ridiculousness, the purchase of a new camera and finally chose one *yesterday*, since the added challenge of on-the-job-training is always a good idea. A big thanks to Millie Brown for all the helpful advice. I can’t wait to get started!
Do you have any “can’t-visit-Paris-without-going” suggestions for us?