We arrived in Lyon yesterday afternoon, and after a late, light lunch, explored the “Vieux Lyon” area a little bit on foot. We’ve already found a nice little wine bar that we’ll be visiting again, and le Monsieur was delighted to find some outstanding artisanal ice cream just a short distance from our hotel. We have a list of things yet to do and see here, but we’re really loving the vibe of this city already! (That lighted tower in the upper right is listed on the map as “Tour Metallique”. It was built three years after the Tour Eiffel, and is now a television tower.)
But the highlight of the day was meeting up with my friend Frances and her husband for dinner!
Frances and I met through our blogs (hers is Materfamilias Writes) about ten years ago, and in person for the first time in 2009. We were delighted to find that our paths would be crossing briefly in Lyon, so arranged to meet for dinner. We (spouses included) had a lovely time, but didn’t think to take a photo until after dinner, so the lighting isn’t the best. We were having such fun catching up that we were the last people in the restaurant!
I haven’t noticed any ubiquitous style trends here yet, but have spotted a considerable number of women wearing wedge sandals, usually cork or wood. They’re a practical choice for getting a little bit of height while still being able to navigate cobblestones.
There are a lot of big sales on currently. These cork wedges from Naturalizer are available in multiple colors and sizes, and in Medium and Wide widths.
Mephisto makes some excellent walking shoes. I have a style with a similar footbed that I wore comfortably all over Bordeaux and Paris a couple of years ago. This style is currently 33% off.
These low wedges from Gentle Souls are under $100. These are SO cute and having tried this style before, I can attest to their comfort. If you’re looking for a good travel walking sandal that can dress up or down, these are worth a try.
Not footwear, but another great travel piece that’s on sale…
We’re off to explore more of Lyon today. I’ll have some updates tomorrow.
If you still need to fill out your summer travel wardrobe, there are a lot of great weekend sales still on today.
Bloomingdales: Big Brown Bag sale.
Lands’ End: 40% off Swim, 25% off Everything Else.
Net-a-Porter: up to 50% off.