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  1. Carol Lee
    July 26, 2018 @ 1:34 pm

    And to think iced tea is a southern thing. Love the dessert photo.


  2. Viviane
    July 26, 2018 @ 3:18 pm

    First time reading your post ! I love it !
    Are you British or American ?
    Keep writing I enjoyed it ! 😊🇫🇷🇺🇸


    • lspalla
      July 26, 2018 @ 3:34 pm

      I’m American, trying to learn to be French. Merci beaucoup for joining on the blog! I date a Parisian and this is our 15th summer here.


  3. Judy Castrichini
    July 26, 2018 @ 3:44 pm

    I loved the tea room! What fun and delicious….. you both look marvelous.


  4. CarolynB
    July 26, 2018 @ 4:04 pm

    I’m so sorry you’re experiencing the canicule but as always it is a total joy to read your blog. So excited for you about autumn 2019 and will keep all fingers and toes firmly crossed for getting that great-sounding apartment!

    I always say any time is the best time for Paris but if I had to pick JUST ONE it would without doubt be the months Oct-Dec. Yay!!! and happy early 80th to Bernie!! Hope we can help you celebrate one way or another in Paris 🙂

    Every bit of your lunch looked delicious. All positive thoughts for tomorrow’s rain xx


    • lspalla
      July 26, 2018 @ 4:06 pm

      Lunch was delicious!


  5. Philip Boucher
    July 26, 2018 @ 4:45 pm

    I can really feel your discomfort about the heat. I was in Paris that awful summer of 1976, and the only place to be found with air conditioning was an ice cream parlor on the Champs d’Elyssee. Your lunch looks great.


    July 26, 2018 @ 8:04 pm

    I’m sure there are plenty of good reasons, but I’ve wondered why y’all schedule your visit in the summer. Seems like fall or spring would be more comfortable and maybe less crowded. Has the Thanksgiving store opened? They new apartment sounds great – hope it works out.


    • lspalla
      July 26, 2018 @ 8:16 pm

      Unfortunately, it appears that the Thanksgiving store is closed for good.The summers were not so hot ten or twelve years ago. They seem to get worse each year.


  7. Judy
    July 26, 2018 @ 8:26 pm

    Will keep our fingers crossed you get that other apt. Sounds as if it’d be heavenly. And what fun visiting in the fall with Christmas upcoming. Keep healthy. We’re falling apart. Will catch you up when you return.😘


    • lspalla
      July 27, 2018 @ 5:51 am

      Oh, dear. That doesn’t sound good. Hope it isn’t Charles’ hip.


  8. John Tyson
    July 27, 2018 @ 2:13 am

    Linda, the Paris heat reminds me of the two dumbest mules my dad had when we lived in Oklahoma. One hot summer dad had left the mules in the barn and it got so hot in that barn that the popcorn up in the loft started popping. Those stupid mules thought it was snowing and froze to death!


    • lspalla
      July 27, 2018 @ 5:49 am

      Johnny, I knew I had missed you!!


  9. Cindi Ludwig
    July 27, 2018 @ 2:25 am

    I hope you get the new apartment. It sounds like all things things your current apartment isn’t. I always love your dining experiences. The pictures are enticing and your descriptions enhance the photos.


  10. Deborah S Taylor
    July 27, 2018 @ 1:07 pm

    You two always make the best of any situation…hot or cold! So enjoy your blog…hope for the best for your “new” apartment and a fall retreat in 2019!


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