another day in paris, taking it all in with not enough time
One of the things I taught our children is how to take in a city and how to get the most out of traveling. A few lessons are do your research before you get there. If you can, make reservations in advance for dinner every night just to have them and if you don't use them, who cares, it is a good back-up plan. The second is to make lists of everything you want to see and do and walk, walk, walk until you drop. Yesterday, Josh, Max and I definitely followed that rule of thumb. We began at 10am and didn't get back to the hotel until 7pm. It was fantastic.
I stopped in one of my all time favorite stores here, Muriel Grateau. She makes the incredible table linens.
Fred left us at this point and the three of us hopped on the Metro over to the Marais ( the 3rd ) to go to Enfants des Market Rouge. One of our favorite lunch places. Japanese. We each got a little something different over rice in a bowl. Max noted a few things. Why don't they have a place like this in NYC? Also, people dress better here. Nice one.
We walked around the Marais going into a few stores. This one in particular L'Eclaireur. A concept shop. There are a few around the city and the on in the Marais is on of the newest. Beautiful clothes.
I had never been to the Musee Quai Branly and figured why not. When we got there we took the elevator up to Les Ombres to see if we could have a drink. The views there are amazing. They were definitely not serving but let us go out to the balcony and take a few shots. Pretty sweet.
I dropped the boys off and I pushed forward. Going to Maria Luisa which sadly closed. Hit up a few stores on Saint Honore and go back to the room just in time to change for dinner.
What a day!