I asked my French friend once, “Paris est belle ou beau?” (Paris is beautiful (f) or beautiful (m)? She answered, “Paris est beau.” What that really means is Paris is a masculine word in French. I would have guessed feminine. No doubt about whether the place is beautiful.
Everything there is beautiful. To the eye, the ears, the nose, the palate, the fingertips. And some.
There is lavendar everywhere. Did you know that it chases away scorpions? In the south of France there are beautiful rolling hills of blue, so much of it you can smell it in the air.
They say in France a baker is either a good at making pastries or bread, never both. There are bakeries everywhere to tempt you.
If you take it “to go” they always wrap your pastry in lovely paper, just like this:
And speaking of pastries, can’t you just smell the wedding cake?
I stumbled upon this wedding and watched the guest throw confetti on the bride and groom. I love the way the confetti looks on this gown.
In the Montmarte district, I saw this window and wished I lived there.
Even when things are weathered, they still look amazing.
And who would think Contact paper could look so good on something?
This light fixture in this clothing store, I have to have one.
It won’t go anywhere in this house, but I’m going to make one of these. I will.
See these patches of grass on the table?
Those things are everywhere this season. Decorating store windows in England, Switzerland, and France. This is real grass here in Paris, the other countries had plastic grass. Don’t know what’s up with that, but maybe we’ll be decorating our store windows next year with that stuff.
Oh yes it is…
Not just the regular Coke Blak, chers, they do have that, but also an extreme version of it. The bottle is metal, not glass as it is here. Heaven this place, heaven.
The most beautiful thing about Paris is this:
My daughters buddying up and walking real close to each other like the Europeans do. They never hang out like that at home.
I will give you the sounds of Paris in another post. I am off to my dreams now. A bientot (later).