Paris in September = magnificent! We had two days before the Provence Vintage Buying Tour began, so we hit the streets as soon as we could get out of our taxi and park our bags in the lobby of our hotel in the Marais district. This was the first picture I took. Raoul looks darn good after a 10 hour flight. Seeing outfits like this in shop after shop, kept my energy flowing.
One of our first stops was to replenish my tea supply at Mariage Freres - a kilo of two of my favorites.
Another priority stop was Free’P'Star - a wonderful vintage and second-hand clothing store in the Marais. I did well in the 3 euros per item bin, as well as the scarves for one euro each. I even went crazy and bought a lovely, hand-embroidered nightgown for a whopping 10 euros.
We walked and walked.
And ate at places like this and people watched.
I was so flattered that shop keepers greeted and spoke to me in French this time around. I am determined to return the favor when we return for our next visit.
As much as I adore Provence, I truly love Paris as well!