Everyone complains about the weather but no one does anything.
So what if it's grey skies most of the time in Paris. Frankly I don't care...so far.
I don't miss a bit the spectacular verticality of living in New York City
On the other hand I'm nuts Paris horizontals. Things are on a more human scale.
Pastries are lined up horizontally. What's not to love?
Same goes for chocolate bars and yogurts. They still put me into a deep trance-like state. Very calming and no need to buy. I get off on reading all the titles. Who knew?
I've fallen hard for vanilla beans. You can reuse them over and over in your hot chocolate in the morning and then in your tea at bedtime. Or anywhere else for that matter sweet or savoury.
Butter used to be a stick of Land O'Lakes sitting in my freezer 6-8 months. Not anymore thanks to Beillevaire Fromagere.
Vermont Cheddar, I've forgotten all about you what with 300+ cheeses to love in France.
Seasonal fashion trends used to be more prominent at PB.
Now I'm consumed with what's in season in the marché
I ate so many fresh, ripe apricots last Spring, I got a rash and had to wear long sleeves all Summer. It was worth every scratch. Will I ever learn moderation here?
If you want to see what people are wearing (Raspail on Sunday). What they are eating(far more important). What to eat in restaurants (they buy what's in season). To practice your French. Oh for so many reasons it's one of the best, free experiences you can have in Paris.
As for the Metro, I've learned how to push with the best of them. It's the fastest way to get around Paris...
Till I learn to ride a bike...
Wednesdays are when new movies open in Paris. I read the Metro posters with great anticipation, then the reviews and sometimes I remember to go. Too often I miss things. There is so much to do in Paris. DON'T miss 'Les Garçons et Guillaume, Á Table'! Great fun.
Yesterday I BAKED! This is major milestone. Much thanks to Jill of Mad about Macarons. Her Tarte Tatin d'Oignon Caramelises sounded too easy and too good not to try. Major Miam. And the other day I made Charlotte's Magret de Canard, also easy and trés delish. So yes, I'm still loving Paris for too many reasons to count.
BONNE 2014 PBers. Stay tuned ;))