Saturday, April 2, 2011

Things I've seen in Paris.....

Fashion:
LOTS of tights and boots, lots of stockings in general, even fishnet hose and lacy tights.  We, especially in Texas, have gotten so out of the habit of wearing pantyhose, I guess because they are just so HOT!  Here, in Paris, there are even hose with shorts this season.
Lots of leather jackets, and rain gear.  You never know this time of year when it might rain!  We did get caught out in it once and scrambled with everyone else for a bit of shelter!

Maroon hair...and hair colors of all shades!! I saw one girl whose hair matched her coat...no kidding...both maroon!

Small dress shops/designer wear shops.  I am sure it is indicative of where in Paris we rented an apartment, but there are many small,  exclusive dress shops that would fit inside my living room!  Well, they don't appear  very wide, but perhaps they go deeper than one can see from the street!  Anyway, very well dressed windows and couture type clothing.  And lots of adorable baby clothing!!

Scooters and motorcycles and tiny, tiny cars.......are everywhere!  Makes me wish I had had one while here.....to scoot around Paris.  We chose to walk, walk and walk.........whew!  But thank goodness for the Metro.  It is huge and extensive, and takes a little studying to get used to....but can get across town in a New York minute.....or rather, a Parisian minute!  People watching is interesting there. And lots of running to catch the next train.

Smoking!!! The tobacco industry is flourishing in Paris!

Lots of nannies.  One day we sat in the park about the time school was out....late afternoon...and we saw more Nannies with children!! Wow.  If anyone needs a job, you could probably find one as a nannie or au pair here in Paris!

Fresh flowers.......flower markets abound....as do Pattasseries, and boulangeries.  Or in our vernacular,bakeries, pastry/ bread shops and cafes.  And coffee.....it's everywhere!  But oh, the pastries are exquisite, both in taste and design!!!  We consumed our share of baguettes and pain au chocolate!!!
Macaroons are a special treat....these from famous Laduree!!! Ooh la la!!!

Flower Markets on many corners!

Scooters and motorbikes line the streets!

Boat tours on the Seine
And we saw lots of tourists....it would be interesting to know how many of the people we saw, and we saw a LOT, how many were tourists, and how many were actually Parisians.
I'll be posting more about the sights we saw and more!! Au revoir!

12 comments:

Richella said...

Laduree is beautiful, isn't it? Our hotel was very near there, so we went there more than once. A little pricey, but so very pretty! I'll look forward to hearing more about your trip and seeing some photos! I hope you've had a wonderful time!

Steadfast Ahoy! said...

Our Paris story is about breakfast: the lady delivering the tray knocked. Hubby got up to answer, grabbing something put on over his altogether naked body before opening the door, and had to dive back under the covers as the lady walked right. She then scolded me in french not to get jam on the covers......breakfast in bed!
Have a wonderful time!
Rosemary

Cathy said...

Welcome Home! Sounds like a great trip. I look forward to more pictures.

Stacey said...

Oh my goodness. That sounds like so much fun! I'm jealous. You know, that maroon hair would probably be ok for your Texas Aggie family.

Debbie said...

Enjoyed your pictures and narration of your trip. HOpe to go there some day.

Dogmom Diva said...

Beautiful pictures, Suzanne..we have been to Paris once, a day trip while on a cruise..I loved it and would love to go back one day..the whole countryside that we saw that day was eye candy..loved it! looking forward to more pictures!

hugs
Barb

Nancy said...

Can't wait to hear and see more of Paris!!!

Kathy said...

Profitez d'un macaron peu pour moi!

Enjoy your trip, Suzanne! I loved Paris - would love to go back. It sounds like you're having a wonderful time.

xoxo...Kathy, Mimi's Garden

Diana Ferguson said...

Traveling is so much fun! Love your pics.

ShannonPinNOLA said...

Those pastries and flowers about did me in.....gorgeous! So glad you had a wonderful time.

FrouFrouBritches said...

Wow. I want so much to visit Paris! It looks so amazing! I'm living vicariously through you! Can't wait to hear more about it!

EuroMom said...

OH, just now seeing this. Can't wait to read your other posts!