What a delightful day we had yesterday…full of surprises for me. And we’re about ready at 5:30am to be out the door to greet our next guests at the airport. As it’s working out, we’re hoping to relay some different interactions on the blog from those of the Ludwigs. It looks like we may have a very nice weekend, weather-wise.
First, I had to return a purchase on Les Champs, and we were able to capture some mid-morning light.
Bernie said I really should see the new Apple Store to which I said, “Really?” Wow! He and Bob saw it while we gals were shopping. This piece of real estate used to be a quintessential apartment building with a Western store on the ground floor. Apple spent two years renovating it and developing something with modern technology in a beautiful historic setting. I’ve never seen anything quite like it. Check out this web site for a full description of the store’s interior. https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.dezeen.com/2018/11/19/champs-elysees-apple-store-foster-partners-designed-store-paris-interior-courtyard/amp/
Yes, all of this is from the Apple Store which was probably full of several hundred people. It felt almost empty because it is massive. A must see!
I read a favorite blog on Tuesday called “Secrets of Paris.” Highly recommend it. There was a write-up about a place we didn’t know called La Mouette Rieuse on bis rue Pavée. It’s a bookstore which we have passed so many times going to La Poste to mail something. It houses a hidden secret, a unique petite café in the rear. The charming hostess and server named Lily explained the philosophy of the café. They serve small, fresh dishes made from the very best products. The plat du jour that Bernie enjoyed was made with beef sausage driven in daily from a man in Normandy! It was all delicious, affordable and oh, the coffee! It’s roasted and delivered especially for them! We plan to try their weekend brunch with Paula and Tim if they’re game.
We concluded our outing with a walk through the Jewish area along rue des rosiers. It was hopping with activity, and the lines were long for the traditional fallafel.
So, we’re off for the train to CDG to say, “Bienvenue” to Paula and Tim. Fun days ahead.
L & B