Sunday, July 25, 2010

Voila Paris et Kelsey!

Bon Jour!

Our first day in Paris was exciting and discombobulated too. We had arranged to meet Kelsey, my daughter who has been here studying for the last 3 weeks, at 3:00 pm at the L'Ouvre. Bob and I dutifully left the hotel at 2:30 thinking that would be plenty of time to get where we had to go. Oh but did we mention the Tour de France ( was finishing today and that the entire route from our hotel to the L'Ouvre was closed to traffic for the cycling phenoms? How frustrating was it then to learn that Kelsey was on one side of the Champs Elysees right across from us and we were on the other? You got it! There were screaming fans everywhere and us trying to work out how to go across the street with jet lagged befuddled brains.

Finally we managed to work our way through the huge crowds and mania that is the Tour and find my Kelsey standing there as if she had lived in Paris all her life complete with Breton stripes on. We did our usual mother daughter canoodling and catching up on details and then went in search of a cafe where we could talk quietly. Bob was happy to find a chair and dig into "un sandwich de jambon." Kels and I had a lovely fluffy omelet.

I am impressed with Kelsey's knowledge of the city after only 3 weeks. She even managed to put us on the subway and get us home without getting lost. Tomorrow we will meet for dinner after her classes and after Bob and I have explored le Musee D'Orsay, rue St. Honore and rue St. Germain.

For now it is off to bed!
Bon Soir,


Anonymous said...

check out Rue Cler, beautiful fruit and vegatables stands, very French!

Felicia from NY said...

Tosca, you look great. I am so happy for you and your recent decision to "go smaller". Paris is beautiful- enjoy each and every moment. You are such an inspiration!

Tanya Prud'homme said...

Hi Tosca

May I say «que vous êtes franchement magnifique dans votre belle robe » !!! hope you enjoy Paris and I think it's a good thing not to be to hard on your clean diet while in the city of butter ! Enjoy every minute of it, after being not so clean for a good 2 months now, I am ready to start clean tomorrow morning, just stocked up the frige, here I come !!!

Jingles said...

Hi Tosca,
Know what is so beautiful about using you as my role are totally REAL.
Thank you so much for 'keeping it tight' in that you are not afraid to let yourself enjoy life to its fullest. Mental tightness, right. Have to love it all.
Relish your trip and yes, both you and your husband look terrific.

Anonymous said...

I have to laugh because I use the word "discombobulated" all the time. Thought I was the only one, glad I am in such great company! Have fun!

Anonymous said...

I love your handbag! The color is fantastic!!

Libby said...


I am so glad you got to try les macarons de Ladurée! After moving back to the US after living in France for 3+ years, I decided to keep my little macaron boxes and use them on my desk at home storing paper clips, pens, rubber bands, tape, etc. Enjoy Paris. You are seeing some amazing places. It is absolutely beautiful.

Anonymous said...

Looks like you had a great holiday. I love, love your dress, Tosca. May I ask where you got it?

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