Living Le Joie de Vivre
Bonjour mes amis,
Some days capture the joie de vivre completely, and today was such a day. Our friend Hannah will be leaving Paris soon for a return visit to the USA so we are savoring every bit of time we have remaining. She had never been to the tearoom at Jacquemart-André Museum or to Parc Monceau so our day was full of new discoveries for her.
The weather was still a bit cool but lovely so it was a perfect soirée. We really prefer eating at midday and then basically nothing but a very light snack for dinner. Seems we are eating less this year than ever before.
Enjoy our photos which I will caption and again we so appreciate and enjoy all the comments.
Our stroll to the Parc along Rue Rembrandt took only ten minutes.
Parc Monceau is in the middle of a residential neighborhood in the 8th arrondissment and is used as a jogging track and filled with local nannies strolling young children . In previous visits, they gave strict adherence to not getting on the grass. This has obviously gone by the wayside. We learned that May 18 is a holiday in France, Ascension Day. Many were already out for the holiday it seemed. The parc was built in 1778 as an English Garden and is filled with surprises throughout in the form of statues, bridges, and massive trees. It is a favorite of Parisians!
I have no idea why some of this is in blue and underlined. Seems that the program takes on a mind of its own.
I understand it’s hot in Alabama so send some of your heat this way!
L & B
May 18, 2023 @ 8:08 am
What a nice outing! The tea room is always a lovely place to dine and the Parc Monceau is one of our favorites. Thank you for taking us along. But those orchids at €1200! Ooh La La! That is outrageous! I’ll just buy more grocery store orchids and cultivate them!
May 18, 2023 @ 9:13 am
I’m with you on the orchards! But they were gorgeous and I’m sure that was partially because of the container. We have a little orchard in our apartment which I’m trying to alive and well. When do you leave Italy for the USA?
May 18, 2023 @ 10:14 am
None of the text was blue and underlined when I opened your blog, so probably just a mind of its own, as you said.
€1200 orchids? That price better include weekly care! They are lovely, though, as is the tea room. How nice that so much was in bloom in the park – roses, calla lilies, iris, allium (?), water lilies, and more. Thank you for taking us along for this lovely stroll!
May 18, 2023 @ 12:01 pm
Oops, orchids! I wrote this very early!!
May 18, 2023 @ 11:31 am
The Tea Room is spectacular both for the building it’s in and their food! You always find such special places. Outdoor beauty is always appealing.
Monica & Marlyn
May 18, 2023 @ 11:32 am
That photo in the park with the pillars– something special!
May 18, 2023 @ 12:10 pm
Linda- congratulations on shedding your boot and kudos to you for not letting your foot injury disrupt your PARIS plans! Talk about grit!
Parc Monceau is my favorite go-to place when I need to relax, close my eyes and think of a lovely place. It is through you and Bernie that I even knew about it so thank you for that as well as the many other Parisian wonders you two have discovered and shared over the years.
So glad the weather seems to be improving.
May 18, 2023 @ 12:24 pm
Au revoir to le boot!! The park is spectacular. I’m sure the pictures don’t give it justice. Temps much more pleasant here, and will be for a while.😃
May 18, 2023 @ 12:58 pm
Love all the pictures! You and Bernie so capture the essence of Paris. Every morning with my coffee, I feel like I’m back visiting that beautiful culture and city! Thank you!
May 18, 2023 @ 1:01 pm
Beautiful pictures. Back to Publix for blooms!
May 18, 2023 @ 1:26 pm
Such beauty everywhere! This is when I give thanks for the blessing of eyesight. So glad you “kicked the boot habit”. Congrats on that one!
May 18, 2023 @ 1:41 pm
Loved all the photos, but that lamp. I had to examine the details. I have never seen a lamp like it.
Hope it warms up for you.
May 18, 2023 @ 2:37 pm
A very nice day. Thank you
May 18, 2023 @ 6:36 pm
Do not know if you saw it, but the Jacquemart is hosting a Bellini exhibit until July 17. Looks worth the “price of admission.”
Once again, a great pleasure to follow your blog. And good about the boot coming off.
May 19, 2023 @ 5:36 am
Hi Phillip, glad you are with else again. We have seen the Bellini exhibit either here or somewhere else before. It was fantastic.
May 18, 2023 @ 9:19 pm
Linda, I so agree with you that having one’s main meal at lunch is the way to go. Then some light fare in the evening if desired. Having a large/heavy meal after 8:00 p.m. doesn’t work anymore. I love your friend Hannah’s red coat and shoes. She’s a standout in any crowd. I imagine you’ve visited the Nissan Commando museum also in the past. Hope your weather continues to improve.
May 19, 2023 @ 5:35 am
We have been to the Nissan Commando but it’s been years. Perhaps time for us to return. Merci! Hannah is a lovely person, inside and out. I will send along your compliment.
Carol Winstead Lee
May 19, 2023 @ 12:52 pm
How fortunate that we share your adventures through your pictures and details. The virtual tours allow a glimpse into the history the people chose to preserve. I certainly understand your excitement in returning each year.
I look forward to more excursions.
May 19, 2023 @ 1:59 pm
So glad you are following along!
May 19, 2023 @ 1:30 pm
Glad your boot is gone and you can enjoy your walks around the city. The photos are beautiful, as always. Granddaughter Margaret will be teaching there in the fall for one year—wish you’d still be there then.
May 19, 2023 @ 1:57 pm
Oh, so do we! Best of luck to her!
June 1, 2023 @ 3:13 pm
Beautiful flowers and food looks delicious