I’m sometimes asked what has been my favorite thing about blogging, and my answer is always, without hesitation, “the people I’ve met.” And I’ll add here, “the friends I’ve made.”
I had such fun spending time with some of my blogger friends while in Paris! Above, Greetje of No Fear Of Fashion and I try on some sunglasses. Greetje was able to visit for just a little over 24 hours, but we packed a lot into that time.
We met up with Greetje’s lovely friend Jeanne, who lives and works in Paris. She was so chic! I really loved her style. We enjoyed a coffee at Les Deux Magots, and then hopped a bus over to Palais Royal to check out one of the nearby covered shopping passages, Galerie Vivienne.
Built in 1823, this historic mall, one of several covered passages in Paris, houses several shops and cafes. At Jeanne’s recommendation, we enjoyed a delicious lunch at Bistrot Vivienne, then took a stroll through the mall.
After that, Jeanne had to leave us, and Greetje and I made our way over to the Marais, where she’d arranged to for us meet Lisa of The Sequinist, who was arriving in town that afternoon. We had a bit of time as Lisa was stuck in traffic, so of course we stopped into a few shops along the way.
I’d been wanting to meet Lisa for ages, and we had a delightful, if brief visit. Greetje took this photo, and I can’t believe we didn’t manage to get one of the three of us together.
Greetje had to dash off late in the afternoon to catch her train back to Amsterdam, and I had a rest before meeting Alyson (That’s Not My Age) and Mr. TNMA, who were in Paris for a few days. We met up for dinner at one of my favorite Paris restaurants, le comptoir. On weekends they don’t take reservations, so you just show up and queue outside for a table. It’s worth a wait, but we were lucky and were seated quickly.
We had a fabulous dinner, then a stroll around the St. Sulpice area, and a nightcap before they headed back to their hotel. And of course we were so busy chatting we forgot to take a photo, but thank you Alyson, it was a wonderful evening!
Above, Greetje and I having a good laugh about something while waiting for a bus. We laugh a lot when we’re together! (Jeanne took this photo. You can check out her Instagram at @jane_curtain.)
I’ll have more soon!
Do you enjoy traveling with friends?