Tuesday, January 31, 2023



Yesterday I took the #1 up to Concorde after a run to la Poste 📬 mailing out your PARIS LETTERS 💌

I briefly thought about getting afternoon tea ☕️ at Cafe Léperouse at Hôtel de la Marine and decided not.Trop cher €€€€

Sunday, January 29, 2023

Stuff I did this Week in Paris


WEDNESDAY I was en retard/late meeting Solli at fondation Cartier-Bresson in the Marais. Slow buses.  I stopped in Maison Aleph for a consolation pastry. They specialize in crunchy shredded-wheat nests with creamy flavored toppings. I’d never gone inside before, but desperate measure make you brave. 

Solli approved👍 And they had pomegranate flavor! I’m on a pomegranate kick since the Samarkand expo. 

Thursday, January 26, 2023

Sunday, January 22, 2023

La Fete de la Coquille à Montmartre


Here’s what I ate at La fete de la Coquille St. Jacques at Abbesses in Montmartre yesterday. First of all the Fete is still on today till 7pm/19:00 And the metro Abbesses elevator is working 🤸🏾‍♀️🥂🎉 So go!

1. 1/2 dozen oysters (8€) The huîtres 🦪 are from Brittany

Wednesday, January 18, 2023

Rosa Bonheur (1822-1899) Musée d'Orsay


FYI it’s useful to know the musee d’Orsay is always open late on Thursday nights till 9:45

So many exhibits close in January. It’s a month of catching up. I finally went last Thursday to see the Rosa Bonheur exhibit before it closed last Sunday. It was mobbed.

Saturday, January 14, 2023

Ciel Gris, Umami, Kusama


I used to think before I moved here that Paris blanket grey skies were romantic.

Paris is a grey city - overcast skies, grey cobbled streets,
 grey Baron Haussmann buildings.

Wednesday, January 11, 2023

Japan Day

 I always want what Kat is eating (in Tokyo). On New Years Day she had traditional holiday dishes; namasu and Toshikoshi Soba noodles.

I’ve been eating  noodles like a fool, sick with FOMO (The fear of missing out - an emotional response to the belief that important opportunities are being missed. FOMO can lead to feelings of unease, dissatisfaction, depression and stress) since New Years. I’ve been Soba eating noodles any which way. Finally, Echizen Tokyo TOGO, opened up after a week’s holiday. Then I didn’t see it on their menu, but got the daily special instead. What the hey. 

Sunday, January 08, 2023

What I ate & saw this weekend, Galette des Chefs


Do you read The New Fork Times? 

Yesterday Solli and I went to the annual Galette des Chefs at Saint Germain des Pres to see all the beautiful galettes.

Friday, January 06, 2023

Draw me a sheep…Le Petit Prince


The January letter will be in le poste by the time you read this 📬

The author of Le Petit Prince, Antoine de St. Exupery said, “I am from my childhood. “ Who can not relate to that?

Monday, January 02, 2023

Pêre Lachaise & Tintin


While out walking Paris’ small back streets with my neighbor Marc (who is probably swimming this minute in the ocean in Marsailles…

He let drop that once a week he walks to the cemetery Père Lachaise