How amazing is this small square, situated in the 6eme arrondissement in Paris? We were lucky to visit when the crabapple trees were in full bloom, and the sight of this tiny green corner tucked away on rue de Seine, left us bouche bée.
These light purple-colored roses were a delight to look at and smell, so I didn’t have the heart to throw them away when they wilted. So after one year of buying them, they are still on display on my desk.
I thought I’d share some photos from our holiday this past August. We went to Florence, Tuscany and Lyon. Both D & I studied in Lyon and it was great to see our friends, catch up and see the city again through new eyes.
Here are some of the photos we took. Some are instagrams, others are taken with my trusty tilt-shift which I love. One of my favorite things is going through old photos and remembering the adventures we had. I’ll try to write down any details that come to mind, so keep on reading if you’d like to visit these parts of Italy and France anytime soon. See Part 1 here and Part 2 here.
One day during our vacation we drove to Siena, Sinalunga, Montepulciano, Pienza, La Foce (Chianciano Terme) and Monticchielo. I’ll leave you with some of the photos from the winding country roads, the olive groves and cypress trees. Not much to say, other than, enjoy!
Isn’t Sunday brunch one of life’s small pleasures? We skipped it this week, but we usually wake up famished on Sunday mornings and we start debating where to go for eggs Benedict, French toast or whatever the mood strikes. There are probably around 10 restaurants in a 250m radius from our place, so we don’t lack any choices. We usually end up at La Grande Mere Poule 90% of the time, though…
I know it’s a chain, and some don’t think that highly of it, but we like it. The decor is very kitschy, but not bothersome and there’s usually a queue but at least, while waiting you can sniff the aroma of toast and coffee.
D usually gets the salmon eggs Benedict (which he says are the best he’s had so far) and I oscillate between the omelets, or the Saint Germain-des-Pres which includes café au lait served in a bowl, a few generous portions of Brie, toasted baguette and raspberry confiture.
A couple of months ago they changed the name – it’s now called Nid Poule. The names of the menu items changed as well, but the dishes are essentially the same. The decor changed too, towards something more modern, which is a bit meh…
Here are some pictures from before the changes.
La Grande-Mere Poule (Nid Poule)
1361 Mont-Royal E.
We’re back from a two-week getaway to unforgettable Paris, my favorite city in the world. I’ve taken thousands of pictures which I am slowly processing, but for now here are some shots on film. They were taken in the Palais Royal gardens, among magnolias and typically Parisian square-crowned trees.