Farewell Lunch with the Bilbros
Bonjour mes amis,
Happy Labor Day in America! It’s just a regular Monday here in Paris but the big news is some precious rain that came overnight along with loud thunderstorms and plenty of lightning. Temps, however, today will climb to 87 degrees…ugh. Still waiting and waiting for cooler weather. Half of my wardrobe has never been touched!
Yesterday was such a pleasant Sunday with a quick trip to the Bastille market for some very particular items and then lunch with the Bilbros at the beautiful Hotel Lutetia on the Left Bank. Metro stop is Sèvres Babylone. It was reopened after renovation about two or three years ago. The pandemic has messed up my timeline memory!
We enjoy each other’s company so much. The food was delicious and the service traditionally slow. That seemed to fit the ease of the Sunday afternoon. It was almost a 3-hour lunch! We wish the Bilbros safe travels to Italy today. They will indeed be missed. Here’s a look at our time together.
This hotel is well-worth having a stop for an afternoon aperitif. Hope you will check it out when you’re in Paris.
We are down now to 18 days. The weeks have flown by, and we will cherish the time we have left but at a little slower pace…ha!
L & B
September 5, 2022 @ 10:41 am
A bientôt! We enjoyed our long easy lunch with you and Bernie. We can confirm that three weeks in Paris is not enough time! I hope your next 18 days are cooler and more relaxed.
Monica & Marlyn
September 5, 2022 @ 11:21 am
Some gorgeous interior shots today. You all look great! Paris agrees with you.
September 5, 2022 @ 11:39 am
Looks like the perfect way to spend a day. Good food, dear friends and a beautiful spot on earth.
September 5, 2022 @ 11:49 am
Great photo of B & L
September 5, 2022 @ 12:44 pm
What a lovely place to spend 3 hours with good friends! I know you will miss the Bilbro’s. Love the photos of the restaurant.
September 5, 2022 @ 2:29 pm
How wonderful that you still have more time in Paris. I know it all goes so fast. You will be there for Patrimonie Days – September 17-18. Have you done them before?
September 5, 2022 @ 3:04 pm
Yes, once. We toured the Senat in Luxembourg. Wonderful. Don’t know if we’ll do anything this year. We’ve already seen some of the items offered. The Elysées Palace would be my choice but the tix are gone.
September 5, 2022 @ 4:06 pm
I did the Bank of France one year and the interior frescos on the ceilings are amazing. Plus seeing other parts of the bank was interesting too. Maybe there are still tickets for that place.
September 5, 2022 @ 8:21 pm
September 12, 2022 @ 4:11 am
The artichoke salad looks good! I would love to learn more ways to make artichoke. The one we had in that top of the mall restaurant was neat, too! Swanky bar & hotel. What’s with the spiral blade & propeller – art? Y’all are adorable in the reflection pic. Reminder to keep your camera lenses crystal clean for best pics, mom!! 🙂