I saw all these sapins de Noel(Christmas trees) yesterday in Paris.
A listing lit tree in Herme's window.
Chocolatier Patrick Roger's snowy chocolate sapin at Place Saint-Sulpice. Perhaps the same price (75 euros) as a real pine tree but no forest was harmed and completely recyclable.
On rue de Seine, Gerard Mulot's golden-wrapped marron glace sapin.
His shop is always a don't-miss in Paris.
And his stub-your-toe, it's so real, chocolate log (buche de noel) has to be a winner no?
Mad hatter Marie Mercie on 23, rue Saint-Sulpice 75006, has an adorable sapin full of her inventive chapeaux(hats).
Across the street a leather Xmas tree.
Little fold-out paper trees in a kiddies shop on rue Mabillon.
Alternative trees in a fleurist on rue des Courcelles.
Everything you could possible dream of.
Real sapin too by the way.
I fell hard for the Santa rat but Bear back home said NON!
Look! Sapin-green gelato!
In 3-day old new gelato shop, IL GELATO DEL MARCHESE 3, rue des Quatre Vents 75006 I discovered yesterday. I ordered nocciola(hazelnut) and an espresso. When they weren't looking I popped some gelato into my espresso. YUM.
They offered me a complimentary Mandarin gelato which did taste just like the REAL thing.
Molto elegante inside. They are from Roma and I wish them molto fortuna.
I wish you all Molta Fortuna, Bonne Chance and HAPPY HOLIDAYS PBers!!
Thank you so much for all your visits and kind comments in 2014 :)
xxx Bear and Carolg