Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Christmas in Paris!

Santa Found me in Paris!!! Such a nice surprise to have Christmas delivered to my Paris doorstep, complete with a tiny tree, angel card and little gifts.

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Fondue on the Rue Mouffetard in Paris!!

Delicious tiny Fondue restaurant on the charming Rue Mouffard in Paris! You will feel like you are transported to Switzerland, cuckoo clocks, cow bells and all. The adorable old couple who run this place are so hospitable and lovely.

Order the cheese fondue with cured meats on the side, and a bottle of the white wine.  For dessert, it is a real treat to get the flaming apple pie "Tarte Tatin en Flambe". After the meal, you are presented with a small glass of Armagnac, with a prune in the bottom, which has been soaked 20 hours in the alcohol.

La Grange traditional Fondue restaurant on the rue Mouufetard in Paris France.
La Grange Fondue restaurant in Paris
La Grange traditional Fondue restaurant on the rue Mouufetard in Paris France.
Traditional Cheese Fondue with Meat Plate

La Grange
72 Rue Mouffetard
75005 Paris, FRANCE

Thursday, December 22, 2011

How About a French Rose Champagne!

Champagne Henriot makes a perfect rose! Not sweet, and not too dry - just perfect, with a beautiful pink color. Pair with mini blinis or baguette rounds topped with creme fraiche and smoked salmon. Mmmm!!!

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Beautiful Roses in Paris!

These are the most beautiful roses I have ever seen! I was walking near the Madeleine church in Paris on a rainy winter day, on the Rue Saint-Honore heading towards Hermes, and I was struck by the beauty inside of this tiny shop.

Working in Paris Cafes

It is so great to sit in a Paris Cafe and do whatever work you need to do! Writing, Drawing, MBA class papers, etc.! If you go in the morning, order a Cafe Creme (coffee with frothy milk) with a Croissant, or for something more exciting, a Tartine (baguette bread with butter and jelly). Read a French newspaper or magazine to get into the vibe, or work on your creative projects. Great fun watching the street life and relaxing!

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Sunday Outdoor Food Markets in Paris

Sundays are wonderful in Paris - all the stores are closed, and the streets are so quiet and peaceful to walk through. It is great for discovering your own thoughts, reflecting on the past week, and thinking about the upcoming week.