Tuesday, December 07, 2010

RANDOM PARIS...






The lady crossing the street is one of those bad pictures that I secretly think is a good picture - even down to the badly dressed tourists in the background (sorry badly dressed tourists but you're in Paris - at least make an effort - honestly.)  The sky kept looking like it was about to snow, like that. But then when it actually did, as A and I were drinking hot chocolate sitting outside, it felt completely magical -  like being in a snowglobe that someone had just shaken - and I didn't take a picture. Then we went to Le Bon Marche and looked at amazing Christmas tree ornaments (owls are in this year.) I took myself for an apero at Le Fumoir (seule) and was thoroughly enjoying sitting at the bar solo, until the unnerving suspicion dawned that the bartenders thought I was a hooker. I'm sure the overknee socks I was wearing over my tights didn't help much.

p.s. more Paris stories to come. 

{my photos}

11 comments:

July Stars said...

The badly dressed tourist in the background is not wearing tights ... in the middle of winter? Crazy person.

Ally said...

I love these kind of posts, they really do sum up the best things about Paris. For me it's also about the small things; catching a glimpse of an elegant, older woman wearing all white strolling down Blv Saint-Germain seemingly immune from the dirt and snow, having a food vendor from the flea market give you a free pastry because "vous êtes très charmante!"... Ahh Paris, you always find new ways for me to love you

anna said...

i'm feeling so depressed right now, but this almost cheered me up...I think I am going to read your 'how to dig yourself out of a hole' post now...
a.x

Claire * Lola Is Beauty said...

JS - I know, bonkers! She possibly was wearing American tan tights...

Ally - yes, I do love that charm, and the random unexpected kindnesses...

Anna - oh no! It's probably "Dutch Winter Syndrome"...I prescribe buying yourself some flowers or a colourful warm scarf. xx

If Jane said...

always love yoru photos and thoughts on paris paris...;)

Marie said...

your posts on paris are making me want to spend all the money in my bank account on a trip (but i've done this before, so i need to resist!!)

anna said...

I put it off for long enough...APC order placed. better now.x

Claire * Lola Is Beauty said...

Anna - good girl! x

Traci Giles said...

I love the old lady crossing the street. Maybe she needs a pet poodle to complete the thought. I also love your Paris posts, and miss Paris very much looking at these!

about a fox said...

I would SO pick you up at the bar you, hooker you--

xoxoxooxo

dreamy pics--

bisous, E

Claire * Lola Is Beauty said...

Traci - There was definitely one running ahead just out of the frame...

BP - hahaha, I'm expensive you know!