On the road

I spent the last 10 days traveling starting with someone’s birthday weekend in Harbor Island, located in the Bahamas.  Never been a huge fan of the island vacations and we have gone on a few but this two day weekend couldn’t have been better.  We stayed at Ocean View Hotel and between the staff, the food (off the charts), the accommodations, the ocean and the sand, it was like heaven on earth.  I am a big fan of celebrating mitzvahs, and to be able to have all your closest friends with you for a weekend to celebrate your birthday is pretty sweet especially when most of us have met each other over the years.  It was the perfect kick-off to a week of travel.

I landed at JFK, made the bag hand-off with my beyond trusty assistant, and headed to Paris.  I just love Paris.  Next, to NYC, it is my favorite city.  I came for two reasons.  One to work on a few projects and most important to go to the Paris Photo Show.  All of it was a huge success especially spending four days with my daughter doing the show and hitting up our some of our favorite activities; food, art and shopping.

Before she arrived I went to one of my standby restaurants in the 6th.  Wajda, where I will return again and again.  The place is owned by a family and the vibe is local.  This mushroom soup with shavings of cheese on top was delicious.

This Dover sole tasted as good as it looks.

Cheese with quince paste for dessert

But also a lemon tart.

The next day was activities at some of the shops in the 6th.  One of my favorite affordable galleries in Paris is Galerie Geraldine Banier.  Geraldine is wonderful and I have purchased more than a few things there.  Here is one of the latest pieces she had.

Stopped into Muriel Grateau where I have been going for almost 20 years.

Picked up this painting of Jean Cocteau.

I got a lot done.  Love a productive two days particularly in Paris working with someone who I enjoy and trust.  Can’t beat that.  Walking home and just seeing this magnificent building is what makes Paris, Paris.


Comments (Archived):

  1. P.K. Fields

    Sounds heavenly, thank you for sharing. I needed a distraction.

  2. CCjudy

    Who painted the hands of Cocteau? Marvelous!!!!

    1. Gotham Gal

      Alfonso Valles

  3. Kirsten Lambertsen

    That groovy tart looks amazing. What was the crust like?

    1. Gotham Gal

      It was a bit like pastry meets graham crackers.

      1. Kirsten Lambertsen

        Niiiice 🙂

  4. awaldstein

    Thanks–restaurant in the 6th is noted for my next trip.

    1. Gotham Gal

      Wadja. The best.