PBer Carolyn wrote and asked if I was OK?
She'd seen pictures of armed soldiers in the streets of Paris.
I've seen Parisians walking their little dogs and eating ice cream cones.
The cafes were full up on Saturday, a nice sunny day.
In the Marais everyone was carrying orange BHV sale bags.
I fell hard for this little Cotman travel watercolor box on sale. Reduced from 72€ to 28€.
My excuse? I will paint in cafes (my new year's resolution is to sit in a cafe now and then).
I've had these travel sets before.
At least 15 years ago same box in a different color. I wish I could still fit into that Agnes B. top...
Paris pastry chefs are busy gearing up for Easter/Paques so I had to go to a tasting on Friday at Christophe Michalak Masterclass 60 rue Faubourg du Poissonniere. 75010
Michalak always puts a unique, whimsical twist on classic French desserts.
Like this grilled croque monsieur sucre Michalak created on the spot on his new Panini toaster for us to taste. Inside Valrhona chocolate ganache, citron vert and banana sprinkled with caramelized sugar. Yum.
Sunday night I was running to catch an early show of Whiplash and looked in at Un Dimanche a Paris full of people buying chocolate.
A quick look inside Grim'Art, a pen shop. Addressing lots of envelopes, pens and calligraphy have become a recurring obsession.
By the time I got to the Odeon, Whiplash was sold out. Parisians are going to the movies folks.
Walking home I passed the 3-day vide grenier/brocante(outdoor antique market) at Mutualite-Maubert.
I used to be obsessed with silverware before pens and envelopes took over my life...
I went and saw Whiplash tonight. Excellent.
When I came out of the theatre the cafes were filled with people.
Still no soldiers.
Notre Dame is beautiful as ever too.
Paris IS OK people!