Rain! Rain! Glorious Rain!
This will be a short post this morning as the big news is RAIN. It is 68 degrees at 11am and still raining off and on after a good solid rain last evening. I think the entire city is heaving a jubilant sigh.
Our day yesterday was again very easy and for me all about getting a haircut. It is the scariest thing I do here. Walk into a shop I’ve never been in before and sit in a chair with a lady I’ve never seen before and entrust my locks to her! I lucked out with a good cut, a nice stylist and a very good price of only 49 euros! I know you guys on the blog will not understand but the women will!
Jim and Peggy Bilbro joined us for a light dinner in our apartment last night and it was such fun to see them and discuss, discuss, discuss. We tried to solve all the problems of the world! They are here for about 3 weeks and we will enjoy them. Alas, not a single picture did I remember to take! Sorry. I have pulled one from my library.
Jim recommended a new market for us near our apartment so we will be off to discover it today if we can sidestep the rain. Tonight we will meet them for dinner back in our neighborhood with the best recommendation I could find in the immediate area: Le Petit Commines. It’s only a block away and supposed to have a different menu every day with very personal interactions with the chef. We’ll report back!
Enjoying the cool and the rain,
L & B
August 17, 2022 @ 11:12 am
Love your haircut! Looks great. Congratulations on rain and cooler temperatures. Looking forward to following your adventures with the Bilbao’s.
August 17, 2022 @ 4:30 pm
Yes! Having dinner together tonight at a new place for both of us!
Monica & Marlyn
August 17, 2022 @ 11:13 am
Wonderful how a good rain and a good haircut can affect one’s outlook!
August 17, 2022 @ 4:30 pm
Yes, indeed! Got my pedicure today! So now I’m ready to conquer the world!
August 17, 2022 @ 12:23 pm
Glad you have been able to catch your breath and experience that blessed rain. Also, great haircut!
August 17, 2022 @ 4:29 pm
August 17, 2022 @ 1:03 pm
Yea rain!!!!!!!!! So glad it finally got to you and also brought the cooler temps!!!!
Enjoy Jim & Peggy and all the new memories to be made
August 17, 2022 @ 4:29 pm
We definitely will enjoy them! Got my pedicure today. The tech was fantastic. Didn’t speak a word of English but she was great! Same shop I used last year on rue St. Paul.
August 17, 2022 @ 1:34 pm
Loving the haircut Linda! You were very brave … and as it turned out, very lucky! We are currently delayed in Innsbruck airport but enjoying catching up with your Parisian adventures xx
August 17, 2022 @ 4:28 pm
Still hoping to see you around the 24th or was it the 25th of August?
August 17, 2022 @ 3:31 pm
The four of you will have a great time as you always do. Good haircut, Linda. I think I’ll copy it.
August 17, 2022 @ 4:27 pm
August 17, 2022 @ 4:43 pm
Oh Yes, Your cut looks good! I’ve never dared do that. As to rain, I read that there was a huge downpour and flooding in Paris. But maybe that report was over blown? Enjoy your friends and the cooler weather. The restaurant you will go to tonight looks so interesting. Mary Celeste is also in your general neighborhood and worth a look.
August 17, 2022 @ 7:54 pm
There was no flooding in our area, perhaps it was overblown. I will look up your suggestion. Merci!
August 17, 2022 @ 4:46 pm
What a lovely hair cut! It is especially beautiful in the back. And how wonderful to have rain and good friends arriving! Enjoy tonight’s adventure in a new restaurant!
August 17, 2022 @ 7:53 pm
Merci for all your kind comments!
August 18, 2022 @ 12:27 am
On our last trip (before Covid), we stayed on rue Commines, just down from Le Petit Commines. We passed it so many times, but never stopped in. I’m anxious to hear how your meal was to know if we missed anything and whether we should we definitely put it on our list for next time.
If you are in the mood for some light food at at Bistrot, La Banquette is right at the end of rue Commines, at 92 rue du Turenne. It was so hot on our last trip, that we were constantly looking for something light to eat. We would go here and my daughter would get a cheese plate with bread and I would order an omelet. Hands down the best omelet I have had in Paris. And their crepes come with a big bowl of whip cream that you can spoon on at your discretion. We ate outside every time hoping to catch the tiniest breeze. It’s right on a corner, so perfect for people watching. I love this neighborhood, also having stayed a couple of streets over on rue Charlot in an apartment with a building cat, aptly named “Charlot” (pronounced Shar-low).
We can’t wait to get back and are currently planning our next trip to coincide with my daughters graduation from college next spring. A graduation gift for her, and a treat for me as well. We are enjoying your blog as usual (it’s a summer tradition for us to read it every year) and are always looking for the new and interesting things you manage to find to do.
August 18, 2022 @ 2:23 am
I have opined so about having to change neighborhoods, but I’m beginning to feel better around here. The dinner at Le Petit Commines was great and I will blog about it today. We have seen. La Banquette but not stopped there. Glad to know about the omelet! Merci!