Mother’s Day Wishes

Trusting all had a glorious Mother’s Day weekend. Time spent with family is most important and there’s no better time than Mother’s Day. I so looked forward to this weekend because I would be with my family for a few days. It’s difficult when you’re on opposite coasts.

My 2 favorite things are sandals & fragrances so I was pleasantly surprised to be gifted a new pair of red bottoms from DeeDee. A cruise is definitely the way to go so that all can do their own thing but then still come together as a family. Here are a few pictures from our family cruise.

Au revoir Par-ee

How ya gonna keep them down on the farm after they’ve seen Par-ee? Well let me tell you, it’s going to be difficult. These past two weeks I’ve heard chatter amongst the travelers of when they are returning. It’s been some kind of fun.
Tonight, myself, Michael & Cynthia Stacks, Robin and Dedie had reservations at LE TRAIN BLEU. It’s been a restaurant since 1901, located at Gare de Lyon train station and when I tell you it’s fire, believe me when I tell you. The service, presentation and taste exceeded our expectations. Robin & I started with deviled eggs with Petrossian Caviar after the Chef’s Amuse Bouche. He truly made our mouths feel happy when he showed us what he’ was working with. The roast leg of lamb carved table side from the carving trolley accompanied by the potatoes au gratin were cooked to perfection. The desserts of course were equally as amazing.

This week’s group will head to the airport in the morning with lasting memories…only the best. Next year’s tour is set for two separate weeks with limited availability. Don’t be left out. Until next time.

Shop Til You Drop and then…

Today was the shopping excursion with expert shopper, Robin. Our private bus picked up the eager shoppers at 10am and as they say in Formula One Racing: Lights Out or as Jackie Gleason use to say: “And away we go”. Galeries Lafayette; there are 3 buildings: one for house and food products, one for men’s fashions and the main building with 8 stories, more than 2000 brands, a number of cafes, bars and restaurants and a great view of Paris from the rooftop. So when they’ve tired of shopping they head to Lafayette Gourmet, the perfect place to explore French food culture. They say if you love food, you’ll find heaven in Paris. I love lemon tarts and was in heaven when Robin brought one back for me from Chez Meunier at the Gourmet.

I can pass on the shopping. It’s just not my thing. So I decided to break my fast at noon by visiting African Lounge at their new location. I enjoyed an appetizer of avocat et crevette (avocado and shrimp) while watching on a big screen their continuous stream of celebrities we love, past and present. Tonight it’s dinner at one of my favorite Senegalese restaurants, Villa Maasai followed by our traditional Paris by night in stretch limos. Tomorrow is the Louvre Museum, our last day and no doubt folks will be getting in more shopping.