Sunday, 12 July 2009

ce soir ce soir

.: gardens of palais royal, paris :.

back from paris, we love the eurostar it's so convenient and efficient. though it's only a day trip, it felt liberating and fresh, just to be able to escape from the usual surroundings. the grass is indeed greener on the other side.

received a few comments about the green massimo dutti shoes, it's very comfortable, and i wore it with tabio loafer socks (i can't stand wearing shoes with no socks on!). it's not exactly travelling but just a day out in the city, so new shoes or not it doesn't matter.

reader laurent suggested i visit pierre hardy at palais royal (i did, you had to ring the door bell to get in, and shoes were reduced from about €600 to €350 (!!???)), and visit pierre hermé pastry shop which many commented was better than laduree. unfortunately i ran out of time, but next time i will. and then i also met pierre who treated me to the most delicious fat free yogurt ever (ok i cheated, i had oreo cookies with mine). pierre day much?

i managed to rein myself in and not buy anything frivolous. but i couldn't resist getting this at the station:

the bountiful helena christensen on the cover of citizen k, for €1!

pretty decent magazine for this price really...

just how did they work out €1, or £6 or US$14??!!! who's interested, i'll sell mine for US$14.

it's been a l00o00ng day. a lot to think about and reflect on.

i love paris.


7 comments:

  1. i guess it factors in shipping...?

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  2. I'm glad you had a nice trip. While I recognize Pierre Herme's artistry, I still prefer the classic Laduree macarons.

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  3. I love the gardens photo!!
    how do you shoot them with such lovely colours and quality?
    what camera do you use?

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  4. nikolas: thank you! i use the leica d-lux3, one of the best point and shoot cameras around i feel.

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  5. yeah and canada is $ 16.50 and we are just beside the states.. :P

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what's he wearing?