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|
I'll be posting more about the sights we saw and more!! Au revoir!