Two New Paris Delights…”Merci” and The Shory’s
Monday morning in Paris was full of fun, at least for me. I convinced Bernie to seek out a concept store called Merci, rather famous it seems and right in our neighborhood. I was more enthralled than Bernie with the ambiance and unique displays. Here’s a quote from web site www.theinfatuation.com: “If you want to get a vibe on what it’s like to be young and cool in Paris, Merci is the place to do it. This is a coffee shop, restaurant, clothing store, bookstore hybrid, and it’s basically filled with good-looking people and good looking French dogs. It’s the perfect spot to hang on a laid back afternoon and people watch with a bottle of wine. You might even get to touch a dog. Don’t touch any people.” Bernie was not impressed, especially with the prices, but I found it fascinating. Hopefully, the pics will give you “the vibe.” If you’re young and cool (we are neither), check it out on your next trip to Paris.
At five o’clock, we zipped over to the Marriott on Les Champs to welcome three tired members of the Shory family from Louisville, KY. Bill was the News Director at Channel 19 with me and part of a great leadership team.
We enjoyed a quick walk to the Arc de Triomphe, a bite of dinner and then off to view the Eiffel Tower. It was a splendid Parisian evening. Then off to bed for them after an exhausting travel day. Tomorrow we will hit the ground running.
Street scene of the day is one I couldn’t resist.
Hope you have a bonne journée.
L & B
June 19, 2018 @ 8:08 pm
Courtney would love that place. That’s why he thinks his dad is so uncool. Next time I’m bringing my bib overalls since it seems they are definitely in style. Love the picture of that cute little family at La Tour Eiffel. (Did I get the spelling correct)
June 19, 2018 @ 8:13 pm
Yes, spelling is correct.
Marlyn & Monica
June 19, 2018 @ 8:10 pm
Fun photos, especially the red car through the window.and the light fixtures.
June 19, 2018 @ 10:08 pm
Your friends’ daughter looks like une vrai fille Parisienne with her darling red dress and stylish shoulder bag and ballet flats!
And you and Bernie are definitely cool 🙂
June 20, 2018 @ 2:27 am
Isabella is precious. She is only 9 years old. We started yesterday about 9:30 and we left them at 9:30pm. They were still going strong and going over to where Michelle studied when she was here years ago. Isabella never whines or fidgets. She is fully engaged with Paris trivia questions and has a book on what she’s supposed to see and discover (like a scavenger hunt) to all the places we go. She doesn’t talk a lot but listens to EVERYTHING. And if there’s a crepe with Nutella, she’s on it!!
June 20, 2018 @ 3:12 am
Light fixtures and yellow chairs were the highlight photos for me. Although I did enjoy the upside down pants and shoes display.
June 20, 2018 @ 2:08 pm
A store like Merci is usually a great place for a dude to do some serious girl watching while looking totally bored. Little girl Shore was in her French colors – did the picture of the flag before her and her dad’s picture just happen or did you and Bernie plan it?
June 20, 2018 @ 3:19 pm
June and Buddy Guynes
June 20, 2018 @ 3:48 pm
Loving ALL the picture you have sent! The flag in the breeze, Merci (wish I had been with you there!), Bernie’s relative (and there really is a resemblance) and people/faces. Thanks for always giving us a lift!
June 20, 2018 @ 9:35 pm
Hello to Bill! We were in L-14 together; missed him when he left HSV. Love the yellow chairs! Plan to share this w/young friends living in Germany and traveling. Your blogs are a daily joy. Merci
June 21, 2018 @ 5:46 am
Hi Susan, I’ll tell Bill hello from you. He’s a wonderful father which warms my heart. How is your son? I’ve been holding him in my prayers!