Cafe Gourmand?Yes, please!

Of all the many good things in France I have to confess that the one  I always long for are the pastries.The dificulty always resides on the choice. Many times in the past I stood looking at the menu and wondering what to choose.

This year, however, I discovered the wonderful concept of the Cafe Gourmand, that is, an espresso served with a selection of pastries chosen by the chef that day.

While I was in Paris I ate several, but it all started  with this lovely:

This day we( my SIL , hubby who was still there and me)decided to go for a walk in Paris.I figured out that I might as well wear something nice  because the opportunity of having two photographers just for myself in Paris doesn’t come often.

And then someone said ‘Oh, I never been to the top of the Arc du Triomphe.Let’s go there.’

Everyone thought it was such a great idea… before being presented with this stair:

But we did climb the almost 300 steps of this circular stair(complaining all the way up, I have to admit) and the view upstairs more than compensated for the effort(pictures in another post).

We took a lot of pictures of the view, of each others, of the other tourist who wouldn’t get out-of-the-way.

Here I am doing my part of the job:

This is how, after going down the stairs again, and walking to a restaurant because we were hungry I met my first Cafe Gourmand, and it was love at first sight.


4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Kristen
    Sep 08, 2010 @ 21:00:00

    That was a beautiful shot of that staircase. Totally worth it! 🙂

    You look rather lovely too, m’dear.


  2. Kari
    Sep 09, 2010 @ 21:59:43

    Gosh, I forgot what a climb it is to get to the top! I admire your doing so in those shoes, but LOVE what you are wearing.
    Great photographs as usual. I can practically taste the food – it looks delicious!

    Yes, the NAS was totally a different shopping trip. It was so nice to be able to pick out what I wanted without lots of crowds, and the sales assistant was very helpful and not remotely pushy. I’m totally doing it again!


  3. Bianca
    Sep 12, 2010 @ 02:10:46

    You look beautiful!

    Also love all the photos – thank you for posting them! 🙂


  4. Lorena
    Sep 13, 2010 @ 12:30:16

    I am totally envying your breakfast, looks so good.
    I think you look lovely in your pictures, what a pretty dress !
    Looks comfortable and chic.


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