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Archive for January 29, 2013

Paris in December Part 1


The beginning of the New Year has been very busy here at Gullringstorp and at Li’l Sis Goat Milk Soap. After all the fun of the holidays, it is time to set down some plans for the new year and to start  putting those plans into action. I have been trying to get up to date with my blog after the holiday absence. I still have much to share about the goings on in my stable.

Before it’s too late, I would like to share a bit of our annual Holiday trip to Paris. This is our 11th year, just my daughter and I we stay at the same family run hotel, visit our favorite restaurants , book stores, churches and museums. We have been lucky to be able to attend wonderful ballet while in Paris for the week before Christmas.

I would like to share some Paris moments with you:

Delicious food and treats of Paris:

lovely basket of bread

Lovely basket of bread

Greek sandwiches on the bridge

Where we get our delicious Greek sandwiches that we eat standing on our  bridge

Breakfast at Cafe Flore

Breakfast at Café  de Flore

Cafe Flore

Café  de Flore croissants

Cafe Flore

Café de Flore breakfast setting

Hot chocolate at Cafe Flore

Hot chocolate at Café Flore,  just the very best

Beautiful setting

Beautiful setting

Dressed hot chocolate servers

Dressed hot chocolate servers. Beautiful handle covers to keep from burning your fingers when you pour

Our favorite falafel lunch in le Marais

Our favorite falafel lunch in le Marais

 

Sauce choices for our falafels

Sauce choices for our falafels

Jewish Quarter

Le Marais, Paris

Tea service at Cafe Flore

Tea service at Café de Flore

Cafe Rostande

Café Rostand our favorite place for a late lunch or early dinner. Fantastic food and if you are fortunate, exciting conversation with a neighbor at the next table.

Chocolate vienois

Chocolat viennois

French Onion soup

French Onion soup

Quiche Lorraine

Quiche Lorraine

Tart au Framboises

Tarte aux Framboises a lovely and delicious end to a fantastic meal

A fun thing in Paris is seeing well behaved dogs sitting with their owners in resuraunts. What's even better is to be able to meet and get to know the cat or dog whoes home is the shop or restaurant. This is the restauant cat at Cafe Rostande

A fun thing in Paris is seeing well behaved dogs sitting with their owners in restaurants. What’s even better is to be able to meet and get to know the cat or dog whoes home is the shop or restaurant. This is the restaurant cat at Cafè Rostand

This little kitty was so sweet and curious. She was a delight to watch.

This little kitty was so sweet and curious. She was a delight to watch.

Just look at that face! What a view as you enjoy your meal.

Just look at that cute  face! What a view as you enjoy your meal.

Famous macaroons of Paris

Macaroons at the famous Ladurée in  Paris. After years of enjoying the window and displays, we went in and bought some for the very first time. Wow!!

A beautiful box to hold beautiful treats

A beautiful box to hold beautiful treats

A chocolate macaroon... just delightfully delicious...

A chocolate macaroon… just delightfully delicious…

Welcome back for Part 2, museums, ballet and Holiday sights in Paris.