Today I am about to embark on a “first.” I am a birthday present(!)
In a couple of hours I will meet two stunning women, I’ve seen their pictures, one of whom gave the other a day of shopping with me in Paris. We’re having lunch at the top of the Bon Marché where the food is good and the view charming. My-Reason-For-Living-In-France told me I should have chosen something more glamorous. Now I’m worried that they’ll be disappointed.
|The spectacular view from the terrace of the Cafe Marly, where we’re not having lunch. Maybe they can go there without me or maybe we could have tea later in the day.|
Maybe I should have chosen the Cafe Marly where we could have looked out on the I.M.Pei pyramids. It’s oh, so “in” or maybe the Dali restaurant in the Hôtel Meurice. . .
|La Grand Epicerie de Paris.|
After lunch we can cross the street and pop into La Grand Epicerie de Paris, an irresistible place for all sorts of exotic foody gift ideas. Then we’ll stroll around the area.
|We should go to Dary’s to see what’s on offer. Click here to understand why I love this place filled with extraordinary antique and period jewels.|
Because my favorite places are scattered in different arrondissements in the city, I’ve prepared a list with addresses for them to explore on another day.
Of course I’ll report back in this space. I must say I’m excited and flattered.