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What? MORE shopping?!

9 Aug

We had a definite shopping plan for Wednesday — I had discovered a couple of thrift store ideas in my Guidebook and Eydie had her heart set on a Louis Vuitton bag.

First up though, of course, breakfast. Which I thought I should share with you here!!


Delicious brioche and those wonderful flaky croissant…


A nice selection of meats and cheeses..and pickles! For breakfast!!!


The breakfast room – we generally sat in that corner by the window!

After gathering our maps and bags and water and….we headed out to find goodies! Eventually we made it to Reciproque – a series of second hand shops along the Rue de la Pompe.  After my window-shop at Hermes on Monday I was itching to see what I could find at a more “bargain” price. I also thought I might be able to score my own LV bag at less than retail prices!

There wasn’t much to be had in the first couple of doors but then I hit the motherlode (though the shop owner wouldn’t let me take pictures!) Racks and racks of scarves from all designers. Sorted by color. So I dove right in!!

And managed to get a couple of decent bargains – relatively speaking!



This Celine scarf has some amazing vivid colors!


We left the 16th and decided to visit the Sacre Coeur and Montmartre. It was our first real foray into a really touristy area and it was packed!! We wandered up the narrow streets and stopped in on La Cure Gourmande – a shop filled with loads of different biscuits and sweets (we made a stop on our return to purchase said goodies!)

And we made a couple of stops in some of the tourist shops


Since I didn’t make it to the Louvre…my medal still needed a shot with Mona…

We made the climb up to the Basilica and went inside…



It was a fairly hazy day but the view is still awesome



And..of course the medal had to come out!


We walked down the backside of the hill…through a tiny market and a couple of small streets with cafes, bakeries and a couple of macaron shops… My favorite was the Maison Georges – chocolate sculptures and chocolates and macaroons and an awesome new treat..kouignettes. I got a few macaroons and some chocolates. But I had plans to go back!!


Chocolate Eiffel Tower!

Then we headed back towards the Champes Elysee and Eydie’s big purchase of the day 🙂

We had the most amazing salesgirl — and when she asked if we wanted a drink…water or champagne..of course we had an answer


And Eydie got her bag – and I have to admit to feeling a little envious!!


We headed back to the room after our time at Louis V and found a place to go have an actual French-type dinner — it was a small spot out by the Louvre that didn’t really seem too touristy…and the food was REALLY very good!! And I’m pretty sure I had creme brulee for dessert!


Yummy French Onion soup…. mmmmm


Braised short ribs…I need to learn how to cook these!

On Thursday, our last full day in Paris, we were going to go to an actual Parisian cooking school for shopping and lunch!! A great way to spend our final hours in France


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