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  1. Katie McCool
    June 1, 2024 @ 12:05 pm

    Still love all your posts! Great memories!


  2. Lynne Berry
    June 1, 2024 @ 12:27 pm

    Well that was fun! Thanks!


  3. Talitha Culver
    June 1, 2024 @ 2:10 pm

    Love all the market pictures! I know you are missing Paris this summer. I miss you being in Paris this summer but am looking forward to visiting Notre Dame in December with you!


  4. Cynthia Ludwig
    June 1, 2024 @ 2:20 pm

    How enjoyable this Saturday morning to revisit the lovely sites of Paris.


    June 1, 2024 @ 2:31 pm

    You need to convince Bernie that he’d look really cool if he wore one of those straw hats that you showed.
    The market looks like a great way to spend a morning.

    Thank you


  6. Bonnie F.
    June 1, 2024 @ 6:41 pm

    My all time favorite Paris market. I never leave without something, often a scarf. It’s such a grand mix of food and fashion. The paella and roasted chickens on a spit pull me in too. Yes, the Marais is such a draw. And, like you, I’ve seen all the changes over the last couple decades. I do miss those unique boutiques that have been replaced by more expensive shops,etc. But the charm of the ancient buildings and Place Des Vosges never wears thin. Thanks for bringing back those many memories.


  7. Natalie Bass
    June 2, 2024 @ 12:37 am

    Ah, we MUST go back in Summer 2025. I truly hate to think I’ve officially said “good bye” now 4 times. Gosh, I’m spoiled! But I LOVE it there. All of it. The walking, the charm, learning it through you/Bernie’s eyes, riding line 1, the slow pace, the late nights and so much to do/explore. I do believe one of the best parts has become the familiarity of it all…le Marais. It feels like a home away from home. Oh, how did I forget THE RIVER?! Initially I was just along for the ride. It was refreshing to have no personal agenda. You & Bernie led the way and taught me the ropes. Since then -each time- I’ve braved more and more on my own which I have loved. And while it’s refreshing not worrying if I’ll see someone I know, how serendipidous (that should be a word) to hear Chantal’s voice the last few minutes of my stay last year while browsing in the flower store! I am so grateful for the memories and opportunities. I know it was a while before I agreed to come but believe it was exactly when I was meant to do so. Wish tremendously it was on the agenda for this year!!


    • lspalla
      June 3, 2024 @ 2:19 pm

      This thrills my heart!


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