Last Wednesday I took a trip into Paris on the train. I spent the day in one of my favourite places - The Marais. Bittersweet really as it was a place Harvey and I used to visit a lot but hey life has to go on and it's still a favourite.My first stop as always was Merci on Boulevard Beaumarchais. I was delighted that their Look at the Flowers exhibition was still on.
The whole shop was full of flowers
everywhere you turned
there were more
Even the clothes were made from flowered fabrics.
I had lunch in The Used Book Cafe on the ground floor. I loved how the carafe of water served with my wine had fresh mint in it. I was seated in the window in a corner where all the interior design books were so I was in heaven.
I ordered their version of boiled eggs and soldiers. These were SAS rather than soldiers and the Normandie butter pat was huge. Absolutely delicious.
I had a stroll around the Marais and visited the Art Galleries in Place de Vosges. Loved the electric blue Bhudda and
these huge spent matches with the tips carved ito faces.
Before catching the train back to Soissons, where I was staying with my daughter, I had the obligitory Wine and Cafe Creme and people watched for an hour.
The SNCF train I caught was like being on a Disney ride with its bright colours and pin point lighting. This is how to design trains.