IMG_0002My 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?

x Katie

5 comments on “Paris on a Thursday

  1. You guys have a wonderful time and enjoy Patrica’s class I am jealous I would love to go and have a class and hang out around Paris. This is on my Bucket list “Spring time in Paris”

  2. Kathy Schofield on said:

    Have a wonderful time! Some of my favorite memories of living in Paris are from cooking classes with my fellow American School of Paris friends. Enjoy every minute!!

  3. Hope by the time you see this you’re there safe and sound – can’t wait to cook with you!!

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