February in a nutshell

Oops, almost a month since my last post, sorry ! Where did the time go ?! Well, there were two weeks of school break in the middle of these, which included a three-day trip to Paris. We should have gone last October but our youngest (12 1/2) was sick & everything got cancelled. So we did enjoy this little trip even more, let me tell you !

Here are some glimpses, if you are not on Instagram.

We lucked out one sunny day out of three, which is not bad for February in Paris !

These photos above were taken in La Perla, one of our favorite spots. They serve Mexican food & drinks, it's just delicious. I've had quesadillas fundidas, ummmm !

We also went to the Cy Twombly exhibition in Centre George Pompidou. I was so very excited to go ! Here are some of what we saw :

 "Apollo and the Artist", 1975

"Apollo and the Artist", 1975

 "Nini's Painting", 1971

"Nini's Painting", 1971

 "Shield of Achilles", 1978

"Shield of Achilles", 1978

Sorry the quality of the photo is lame, but I don't bring my "big" camera to Paris anymore. Therefore these are only phone pics.

We also went to Père Lachaise cemetery ...

I hope February brought its dose of daily magic to you as well ...

Be well !!

ox

Sonia

Paris is always a good idea

Just like Audrey Hepburn used to say ...

Last Friday & Saturday, hubby & I were in Paris with friends of ours (a couple), who hadn't been in paris in almost 2 decades. This trip to Paris was hubby & his friend's 40th birthday. (to make short) So ... we walked a lot, didn't visit any museum, ate whatever we fancied, with no child to take care of, only to enjoy ourselves, and each other. That was pretty nice, actually !

 Buildings on Rue de Rivoli, seen from the Jardins des Tuileries

Buildings on Rue de Rivoli, seen from the Jardins des Tuileries

 Beautiful column on Le Louvre museum (rue de Rivoli)

Beautiful column on Le Louvre museum (rue de Rivoli)

 The four of us, reflected in these balls, in the Jardins du Palais Royal

The four of us, reflected in these balls, in the Jardins du Palais Royal

 Perspective, around the Jardins du Palais Royal

Perspective, around the Jardins du Palais Royal

 City view from the Sacré Coeur basilica, on top of Montmartre

City view from the Sacré Coeur basilica, on top of Montmartre

 Looking up in Montmartre

Looking up in Montmartre

 Delicious looking pastries from   Gilles Marchal'  s bakery (we didn't try but we promised ourselves to try, next time we'll be in Paris)

Delicious looking pastries from Gilles Marchal's bakery (we didn't try but we promised ourselves to try, next time we'll be in Paris)

 Random street in Montmartre

Random street in Montmartre

 Details of the facade of Saint Jean de Montmartre church

Details of the facade of Saint Jean de Montmartre church

 And a closer close up ! That's ceramic !

And a closer close up ! That's ceramic !

 Autumn colors in Parc de Bercy

Autumn colors in Parc de Bercy

 More autumn colors in Parc de Bercy

More autumn colors in Parc de Bercy

 These heavenly balls came from "  Aux Merveilleux de Fred  " (24 rue du Pont Louis Philippe, 75004 Paris), are made of meringue & whipped cream, mainly.

These heavenly balls came from "Aux Merveilleux de Fred" (24 rue du Pont Louis Philippe, 75004 Paris), are made of meringue & whipped cream, mainly.

 Mosaic ceiling in a metro station

Mosaic ceiling in a metro station

 Brickworks, rue de Nevers (75006) near Notre Dame de Paris cathedral

Brickworks, rue de Nevers (75006) near Notre Dame de Paris cathedral

That's pretty much about it. We ate at La Perla, a Mexican restaurant (rue François Miron, 75004), at Boco (rue Danielle Casanova, 75001), at The Frog pub (Bercy Village, 75013).

Thank you all for your comments on my last post. They mean a lot to me. I'm so very happy to see names I've never seen, or long time (yet silent, or not) readers. Thank you all.

xo

Sonia

art is so cool !

Time is flying by & I'm sorry I haven't posted since Monday. Always that damned heat that just won't do anymore, we're all so tired of it.

Speaking about heat ... on the first day of our trip, on July 01st, we were in Paris, and there was a very nasty heatwave. Like ... it felt like being in an oven when walking on the streets. It was 40°C (104°F) in the shade ! We survived during these days (3 days of extreme heat) by going to the museums, and having AC in our hotel room.

So on the first day, we went to Centre Georges Pompidou, which is the largest museum for modern art in Europe.

(you can click all the photos to see them even larger)

Yves Klein

Christian Boltanski

(close up)

Vera Molnar

(seen from the side)

Jean-Michel Basquiat

I had the macro lens on my camera (and didn't bring the other one) so I couldn't get artworks in their entirety, unless I took photos with my phone. So here are extra ones, taken with my iphones.

I hope you enjoyed the little tour ... I posted more on IG at the beginning of the month, maybe you've already seen them.

Have a great end of your week & weekend ahead, everyone !

ox

Sonia