An Easy, Cool Day in Paris
As many of you saw in the comment section of my blog yesterday, the passport situation surrounding my daughter’s visit has been hopefully resolved. HOWEVER, the delivery at 10:30am yesterday did not happen. Supposedly, the passport is in Kentucky with delivery today. Stress is still hovering until we have that little powerful disrupter in hand!
The weather here is magnificent… cool, clear and breezy. We’ve never known a July like this one except in the very early visit over 16 years ago. If you’ve been reading my blogs for a while, you know I’ve opined frequently about temps in the mid to upper 90’s with very little air conditioning. The heat has spoiled many a day and many a visit with friends and family. Remind me of all of this come the hot days of August. Bernie and I reminisced last evening that we have never spent the entire month of August in Paris before. We stayed once until August 12 so it will be interesting to experience the city when many Parisians depart for “vacance” or vacation. Many have already left.
Our favorite little dive below us, Le Bouquet St. Paul, only opened back up last week with new owners. We were there last night about 8 for a refreshment and there was almost no one else there…just one other couple. I hope they make it!
We had errands and some grocery shopping (always) at the Monoprix where I found another example of the fixation with forest green!
Lunch was at a delightful spot called EATALY which is an elaborate Italian marketplace. I believe I read two years ago that they are world-wide. It showcases multiple dining opportunities, a fantastic deli, cooking school, and wine cave. We ate outside on the small patio. Their Italian bread is served in petite brown bags.
Our walk home to watch Le Tour de France took us through the Jewish district along Le Rue des Rosiers or street of the rose bushes.
Our evening stroll after dinner netted us most of our doors of the day and only one set of lovers. Enjoy!
Keep praying for that passport! And have a great day.
L & B
July 8, 2021 @ 10:57 am
🤞🤞🤞 for the Passport! Enjoying your posts!
July 8, 2021 @ 12:17 pm
Oh my goodness I hope and pray that the prized passport arrives this morning. I know all of you are anxiously awaiting the package. How lucky for you that temps are so favorable. Your photos are encouraging and lovely. It is hot, humid and rainy in our neck of the woods, so you are in the right place.
July 8, 2021 @ 12:19 pm
Yes have enjoyed Eataly in Manhattan several times! Did not know they are worldwide. I’m experiencing passport renewal delays as well since February. Not leaving until Oct but ready to begin extra pushing like its last minute. Hope it arrives for your guest!
July 8, 2021 @ 12:23 pm
Good luck with your passport issues. Natalie reached out to Tubberville’s people since she’s in Auburn and they were helpful in pushing things along. And yes, I think I mentioned in the post that EATALY is worldwide. It’s a fun spot.
July 8, 2021 @ 12:22 pm
Am sure it will come. Glad to see Eataly is still there. B still isn’t smiling.
July 8, 2021 @ 12:42 pm
Love seeing the pictures and reading the words. What glorious weather.
July 8, 2021 @ 1:16 pm
Ah, those wonderful cool temps and lovely evening strolls. Could life be anymore blessed than this?!!! It is also interesting to notice how much smaller the crowds are. What a difference that must make. Will be interesting to see what the Bastille Day activities are like?!!
Praying for the passport delivery today so bags can be packed and standing at the door!!!!!!
July 8, 2021 @ 1:25 pm
Yes, I also enjoy Eataly in NYC. Glad there is one in Paris! Wonderful pictures…I feel like I am there with you!
July 8, 2021 @ 1:32 pm
fallafel — A new word for me–tks. I don’t believe they are common in my area. Sounds good. I’m also interested in the vacation season I’ve always heard about — travel may be restricted. I liked the metal door, but the colorful wooden doors are good. Do you or Bernie know what the metal contraptions at the bottom of the red double doors are about? Thank you for a nice day.
July 8, 2021 @ 2:04 pm
Pat, the larger doors are actually garage doors which open inward. The metal beams protect the door from being hit by the car. Kind of hard to explain.
July 8, 2021 @ 2:23 pm
Ahhh, weather sounds delightful! I remember helping with passports when I worked in D.C. but it seems far more difficult these days!
July 8, 2021 @ 3:16 pm
Photos and blogs are always awesome! Praying for timely passport delivery. Loving the doors!!!
July 8, 2021 @ 6:52 pm
Nice to hear from you!
July 8, 2021 @ 4:47 pm
Fingers crossed for the passport delivery!
I am another fan of Le Tour. I began watching last year while working from home. The stages are on very early on the East Coast and I could watch before crossing the hall to my home office! I so admire the riders and the physical feat of competing in the race. It is unbelievable. It is also so nice to learn about the different areas of France along the route. Love the photos of the roses!
July 8, 2021 @ 5:06 pm
Lovely doors —one of my own favorite photo ops. Also love the forest green undies. I’m only taking my iPhone this time to see how that goes. I hope it is sufficient because I hate lugging the camera around, or actually making Jim lug the camera around!
July 8, 2021 @ 8:58 pm
Love the photos, as always. I ate at Eataly in NY 3 years ago and didn’t know it was worldwide.
Hope the passport appears! I’m sure it will.
Enjoy the weather!
July 9, 2021 @ 5:53 am
iPhone is the way to go. Just swipe, wipe (your lens) and voila – fantastic photos! For extra greatness, you can edit later…”brilliance” is my favorite one to adjust 🙂
July 10, 2021 @ 6:01 am
Le Bouquet St.Paul was always one of our favorite restaurants!! Not only do I hope they make it but I pray for that precious couple who were running it! Please let me know how the food is with the new owners!
July 10, 2021 @ 7:23 am
Jodie, those folks were gone two years ago. And now there are two more new owners. They have a very limited menu, mostly cocktails, beer and wine. What they do have is very French so will have little appeal to tourists.