Summer in September as Predicted!
Bonjour mes amis,
Just as I predicted, we are in for a week of “Summer in September” with temps expected to rise into the 80’s for the next few days. Maybe that’s a new song title for the returning ABBA! We’ll relish the warmth and be able to wear some of the clothes we brought…maybe. Even with the higher temps, it is so breezy this year which can create a chill in the shade. I often tie a scarf on my purse, just in case.
Yesterday’s Marais lunch was at one of the oldest and most traditional French restaurants in Paris in La Place des Vosges called Ma Bourgogne. Like everyone else, they have expanded greatly out onto the street with additional seating. Supposedly, they have the largest serving of steak tartare in all of Paris, and I’ve always found the waiters to be a little bit stuffy. But yesterday was a great experience. The weather was perfect.
Our bill was 46 euros so a bit over our goal! But we were glad we gave this spot another chance. It has been years since we’ve eaten there.
We went for another visit to rue DaGuerre in the afternoon to experience the street with everything open and thriving since vacations are over. Great fun!
Today will be spent with friends. Our neighbor Chantal is taking us to Bois de Boulogna, the huge forest right in the middle of Paris. It’s very hard to navigate, and she’s offering her years of living here to take us to the prettiest parts. And then this evening we have drinks and snacks with Richard and Vincent, our New York neighbors. Where we go is a surprise.
On a sad note, I received word this morning from Cindi Branham that she and Dave have cancelled their cruise to Paris and Normandy because of all the COVID restrictions. We were not totally surprised but very disappointed for all of us. Maybe next year, l’anné prochaine.
Perhaps this street art is the best way to end today’s blog.
L & B
Monica & Marlyn
September 3, 2021 @ 11:54 am
“Just believe in art.” Love it!
September 3, 2021 @ 1:53 pm
Sorry to hear about Cindi and Dave’s trip, but a wise call on their part with all that is going on here. Thanks for the mention of Daguerre. Most people don’t realize that much of photography began in France, actually Paris. I believe the word for “camera” is actually French for “room,” meaning the old cameras were rooms where images were formed, like the old box cameras. Just remember reading that somewhere.
September 3, 2021 @ 3:13 pm
Very wise on Cindi’s part. Really bad here, but you’d never know with so many unmasked. I do my dead level best not to go anywhere except my small exercise classes. Then there’s the time last night when Charles wanted corn pones with soup for tonight, so I literally zipped into Publix for buttermilk. You asked earlier if I knew of anyone with COVID. Now I definitely do and all are vaccinated. It’s just not working well with Delta for many. We need those booster shots. Can’t get ours til November. We just pretty much quarantine. So many unvaccinated. And here comes football season Saturday. God help us.
Do you ever buy any of those chocolat ditties to munch on at the apt? They would be SOOOO tempting for me.
September 3, 2021 @ 3:55 pm
Try to stay away from the munchies! We heard today on the news that the Pfizer was not working for the Delta variant. We had the Moderna.
September 3, 2021 @ 4:40 pm
What a delightful street Rue Daguerre is! I love the pictures of the fruits and vegetables at the markets as well. Pecan tussies are one of my favorite treats. Hate it for Cindi and Dave, but I think they’re wise. After just returning from a 3,200 mile driving trip staying with vaccinated friends and one household of boneheaded unvaccinated family members we seem to have dodged picking up any illnesses., thank goodness.
Enjoy your remaining days in Paris.
September 3, 2021 @ 9:50 pm
Sounds like a perfect “average” day.
Beautiful things to photograph.