While recalling the details of my trip...I cannot help but smile.
I am so grateful that I had the opportunity to visit Paris.
It was a dream come true.
I looked at all the France travel snapshots that I have on my lap top...
and they brought tears of joy to my eyes.
The love locks now removed as they were causing the railings to break.
Saint Germain Des Pres is where I stayed and it was a lovely neighbourhood for walking,
shops, boutiques, cafes, bistros, boulangeries and markets.
This classic bookshop is popular with tourists and has been in business for many years.
My love for Paris is very much alive and while a future trip is not in the works
I want to read a few books that are set in Paris.
"Armchair travel" can transport you if you use your imagination...
Looking for books and novels that are set in Paris online has been fun and I and have complied a substantial list.
Many are available at our local library and a handful are in stock at my favourite book shop,
Ivy's on Oak Bay Avenue.
this wee house is where our friends John and Cheryl live.
They are moving to France on a permanent basis and we went to Vancouver to say our goodbyes...
Cheryl is a very talented artist.
She had a sale and sold most of her paintings and all her supplies from her studio.
They have sold their boat, car and are selling or giving away most of their things.
This week they are finishing up the packing and will be flying off to France.
We snapped up one of Cheryl's paintings as soon as we heard that she was having a sale.
We will miss them dearly.
The weather was sunny and hot while we were in Vancouver.
We walked for many hours exploring the city.
I had a "bee in my bonnet"
looking for a sunshine yellow printed silk scarf
to wear with my new navy and white polka dotted trench coat.
(and my sunny yellow walking shoes)
Shopping for a scarf proved difficult as the shops are not showing much yellow.
I might have found one at Hermes
but thought I would be patient
and look in the consignment and thrift shops for a vintage one.
Candles were an easy fix.
Holt Renfrew keep these lovely scented Diptyque candles stocked on their shelves.
Laduree opened on Robson and there are line ups out the door!
Macarons are a sweet indulgence and now that they are readily available
one has no excuse not to enjoy them on a regular basis...
a wee bit of Paris has come to Canada!
We dined at Vij's at their new location on Cambie.
Vikram Vij was on hand to greet us and we savoured a delicious meal.
The Bistro Wagon Rouge is the tiny little French restaurant where we enjoyed a flavourful feast.
The bistro is very popular and they do not take reservations
so they send their diners down the street to a distillery called The Odd Society
to have a cocktail until the table is ready.
We spent the weekend walking, shopping and eating with our friends.
My current novel...almost finished.
My Paris Book List
The Hotel on the Place Vendome
Tilar J. Mazzeo
Lessons in French
Books, Baguettes and BedBugs
I'll See You in Paris
A Moveable Feast
My Paris Dream
The Dud Avocado
The Only Street in Paris: Rue de Martyrs
I have read so many books on Paris but there are lots still to discover.
I have a favour to ask...
if you have read a book that is set in Paris that you would recommend
please mention it by sending me an email or by writing a comment.
~ Be Well and Be Kind ~