Monday, April 21, 2014

The days are young

Friends, I am getting old. I have spent the past three days ambling around Paris, wondering how I used to do it. Zipping from one corner to another, eating here, sipping there, taking in art… I’m doing my damnedest because who knows when I’ll be back again, but I wish I could kick it into a higher gear to ensure I conquer everything I want this week.

Then again, I realize it’s time to just go with it. Move at a slower pace. Stop at the café for (another) Perrier. See one less thing that day. Because that is the beauty of it all, n’est-ce pas? Those little moments and indulgences.

A visit to the Boulevard Raspail Marché.

Aperos with a friend at Café Flore.

Lunch in the sun at Le Comptoir du Relais.
It's all a joy, being here, squeezing in whatever I can. It's the sound of the traffic. The feel of Velibing. Seeing all the Plane trees and crepe stands and manicured gardens. There are the old sights...

And the infusion of new.

And as I like to think, we'll always have Pierre Hermé.


  1. Hi Amy, I am sitting on a beach in Noosa, Australia enjoying the sunshine and I have just turned the last page of your book Paris, My Sweet. I loved it cause I too am a Francophile and daydream constantly about France and Paris (I am hoping to visit this Christmas with my family). Thank you for sharing all in your book, I really enjoyed it but now dying to know if you have found Mr Right yet ? :):)
    Katrina, Sydney Australia.

  2. I remember staying in the apartment on Rue Cler and looking out the window at night at the Eiffel Tower , thinking that tomorrow I would just wander. No plans, no details, just wander and see where it takes us. And it was perfect, the entire holiday was just wandering wherever the day took us. And at night, that tower of lights was reminding me to enjoy every minute.. and we did.

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