Josephine popped over yesterday from London on the Eurostar, arriving mid-day, so the first order of business was lunch. We wandered down rue du Bac until we spied a cafe that looked appealing, and quickly realized we’d found a spot that was popular with the locals.
Cafe Varenne was packed, but after a short wait, we had a nice table in a back corner. Food was great, service was great, and this is now very high on my list of recommended places to eat in Paris!
After lunch, we hopped the RER over to the Bibliothèque nationale to see the La France d’Avedon exhibition, which was really fabulous. Another high recommendation! It’s a manageable size, and was not crowded.
The portraits especially are formidable.
It was dusk by the time we got off the train back in the 7th. Views like this are why I remain enchanted by Paris.
Walking back to the hotel, we passed by this lovely Annick Goutal shop window and decided to stop in and try some fragrances. We sampled a few. I’ve always loved a bit of rose fragrance in skincare and cosmetics, but have never found a rose-based perfume that I like. Until….
This is a new rose fragrance from Annick Goutal, and it has a gentle citrus top-note that makes it fresh and lively. After a few minutes of dry-down, I was still loving it and purchased a bottle. It’s very light and subtle, and will be great for every day wear.
We’re off early today to hit Citypharma when it opens and try to beat some of the crowds. Wish us luck!!
And here’s something exciting from a friend and fellow blogger…Vicki Archer is giving away a week’s stay at her “Petit Bijou” home in St. Remy, a charming village in Provence!! Interested? I thought so! For details and to enter, go HERE.