Um. Paris in March. I’m going. True story.
My friend Suzanne and I are buzzing and humming over our upcoming trip. I’ve been once alone, and once with my sister. Sadly, her work schedule prevents her from traveling again so soon after Istanbul. Suzanne has also been to the City of Light. But we haven’t been together!
We found our lovely Marais apartment on VRBO (link listed in my sidebar). Conveniently located within walking distance of Angelina’s. Here’s what I’m saying about that: thick velvety hot chocolate served on a silver tray with a little dish of freshly whipped cream. Seriously. A cup of heaven.
1. Paris – coffee at Angelina’s, 2. Paris – coffee at Angelina’s
We’ve secured our tickets and the apartment is booked! This time I’m bringing my BIG camera.
1. Untitled, 2. Puentes de París, 3. The perfect gray, 4. Window, Paris
And my laptop. Because..um..I will be blogging from Paris! Sort of like I did from Mérida last winter. Was that really a year ago? Remember that horrible ear problem I had and how I almost couldn’t fly? Oy.
1. Paris – Roof, 2. Untitled
I’ll be gone for 2 whole weeks, but I’m taking you with me! Armchair travelers put on your seatbelts and go check out a Paris travel guide from the library. You’ll need it for the ride.
It’s going to be a sparkly one!
Holly in Virginia, USA says
Please take time to visit the RODIN Museum, you will be thrilled with the sculptures in the garden, you get up as close as your nose!
For inspiration, wools, fabrics, trims & eye-candy visit La DROGUERIE, 10-6, 9, rue Jour, #1 neighborhood. For free, go to the fancy schmancy area, and go into PRINTEMPS, take the escalator all the way to the rooftop cafe, no need to eat/or drink, just stand in awe of the cityviews, wonderful photo opportunity if it is a clear day. Tons of fabric stores in and around Basilica Sacre Coeur, most are NOT open on Sundays, the Basilica is open, of course. As for the flea markets, I decided to go south to aux Puces de la Porte de Vanves, the northern flea market, is larger & better. The southern one provided us with sensational food photos, so we were not disappointed, and of course we saved alot of euros. another great blog to visit is: parisparfait.typepad.com, she’s a professional photographer in the process of moving from Paris to Amsterdam.
Holly (I took your wonderful remains of the day journal course)
Jan Heigh says
I’ll be watching your adventures in Paris in March. What fun! I’m going in May have booked the flight and the apartment in the 6th. A stop at Angelina’s is on my must do list.
being there with you will be the next best thing
to being there. now i want to put on my beret
and watch funny face… oh wait…
(what DID we do before youtube…)
here’s the glorious ‘bonjour paree’ scene from funny face:
Paris, my favorite city in the world! have been there 3 times but would love to live there for a year or so, have the best of time!!! Looking forward to your blogging. Vaya con Dios!
jeanette, mistress of longears says
You must visit Carol at Paris Breakfasts:
She travels to Paris 3 – 4 times a year and tells all in her blog….she even stayed in the Marais not too long ago. Her posts are a treasure-load of information.
Lisa Hoffman says
Oh WHEW….for a minute I thought that you said that you’re going to Paris with someone besides ME…..how absurd…hahahahahahahahahahahahhaha……
Woo Hoo, I can’t wait!
anna maria says
It’s so nice of you to take us with you when you travel. You are such a wonderful shower and teller! Can’t wait for our trip to Paris!
Cathy Graves says
Thank you, thank you, thank you for taking us along!!! I am SOOOOO excited about “our” upcoming adventure!! Hopefully everything will go smoothly this time and you will have no last minute scares/ear problems before departure!!
Yeah … we get to go on another venture. I’ll be following closely to get pointers on new places to visit when we go this summer. It is my very favorite place!
I must be living under a rock because I have never heard of Angelina’s. But I am here to say you MUST go to Laduree and have their hot chocolate. It is literally LIQUID CHOCOLATE. Okay, I don’t know that for sure, but that is how it looked and tasted. It comes in a silver teapot. I had it as part of their high tea at the Harrod’s Laduree (tea or liquified chocolate? Uh, CHOCOLATE!). It’s crazy expensive but worth every penny. You HAVE to try it. Drinking chocolate and macaroons? Utter bliss.
Toots Sweet Mademoiselle! I remember having hot chocolate in our Paris hotel dining room that I swear has the same ceiling as Angelina’s. Our hotel was within walking distance of the Arc de Triomphe. Got gloriously lost none-the-less and somehow ended up at the Eiffel Tower with the carousel and lovely pink-in-bloom trees leading up the promenade. Forever stamped in my memory. So happy to go back again through your eyes!
I am sooo happpppyyyyy for you! Can’t wait to see it all through your lens! 🙂
Cheeeez you really know how to hurt a person.
At least I’m mollified knowing you’ll take, like, total , fer sure, advantage of it.
As you no doubt also witnessed, the light is the most palpably beautiful l have ever experienced.
Good for you! Have the best time ever!
Good for you!!! What a fabulous way to start the new year..you my dear lady have your priorities straight..you WORK to LIVE your life not LIVE your life to WORK..best creed in the world to live by..
Susie LaFond says
Wonderful. I’ve always wanted to visit Paris and I can’t think of a better traveling tour guide for the journey. I am so excited for you and can’t wait to see Paris through your lens.
Erin Perry says
If there was no other reason to go to Paris Angelina’s hot chocolate would be enough -mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm!
Erin in Morro Bay
I am excited to see Paris thru your blog! You have such a great way of capturing the ordinary and making it spectacular! Can’t wait to see the new travel journal, too. Happy days!
3 words…paris flea market……majorly green with envy!!!
will live vicariously through you and look forward to your adventures!!!
oh, i am so happy for you and very jealous! I have been wanting to go back, especially after seeing all the recent snow pictures…so I am glad you are going to be blogging. I can live vicariously through you. YEAH!
colleen darling says
I am so happy for you!!! I have only been once and that is not enough, so glad you will be taking me back.
You take the best trips!
I trust this means you will be creating another fantastic travel journal!?!?! I can’t wait…
It’s my dream to trvl there one day… I will be checking in.. my youngest daughter is going there this spring for a school trip.. she’s in Gr. 11.. she’s actually going there before me! I am oh so envious.. your apt looks beautiful!
hugs to you..
I’m still wishing for the stencilry course for xmas! hugs
PARIS..can’t wait.What better travel companion than you!. Enjoy and I will be living vicariously through you.
Thanks for sharing,
enjoy…and thank you much for sharing something other than Christmas! 😉
Brian Kasstle says
I wish you a a safe wonderful trip my friend! I love Paris anytime!
one of my favorite places from the eyes of one of my favorite people! double yay! yay for big camera! yay for blogging from Paris! yay, yay, yay! How fun! ooh la la…
peggy mcdevitt says
Oh Happy Day, I’m going to Paris with you. I always enjoy your trips, it’s the closest I will come to getting there. enjoy you so deserve it.
I wish you a wonderful trip to my dear city. I love it more than words could say. I am lucky to live just near by.
oh wow, lucky you!! my sister just spend a weekend in paris, as well in le marais, and she said it was so wonderful! now I am jealous and want to go there to ASAP! ;-))
Barbara Hagerty says
I”m thrilled for you, and also thrilled for me since I spend lots of time soaking up the wonders of your travel blogging! Yipeee! I get to go to Paris (online) with Mary Ann!
Shelley Noble says
A gorgeous city. A gorgeous life. My I gift you with a color of pretty Paris journal appropriate glitter?
i’m guessing you’ll be working on more journals real soon.
what will this do to your new class? if anyone can put it all together, it will be you!
happy holidays….looking forward to your postings.
Paris, my MOST favorite city in the world! I’ve been so many times! I love it!
colleen darling says
Oh I am so happy for you……..!!!!
I have been wanting to go to Paris again and now I am going! Thanks, Mary Ann, for taking me (us) along on the trip!
Paris is my favorite city in the whole wide world! I’ve been twice and both times it was fabulous! Camera is a must. EVERYTHING is gorgeous. Can you imagine living in such a gorgeous city? I always feel like I’m living in a magical world when I”m there. Enjoy and have a great time!