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Dolce Far Niente....the sweetness of doing nothing (well almost) in Paris

Dolce Far Niente....the sweetness of doing nothing (well almost) in Paris

Old Jan 18th, 2015, 07:52 AM
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Really enjoyed your report...heading to Paris in a couple of weeks and jotted down your good suggestions, thanks for posting
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Old Jan 18th, 2015, 08:16 AM
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Bookmarking-- thanks god all of the great suggestions!
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Old Jan 18th, 2015, 08:18 AM
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That came out wrong-- thanks for all of the great suggestions! Really enjoyed the TR.
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Old Jan 18th, 2015, 09:13 AM
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Thank you, Denisea, for the great trip report! We will be in Paris in September for a few days (second trip, last one 20 years ago and 6 months pregnant) so I don't count that! Will be following a few of your recommendations! Thanks again!
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Old Jan 18th, 2015, 10:17 AM
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Enjoyed every word of your wonderful trip report!
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Old Jan 18th, 2015, 10:33 AM
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Thanks everyone---so glad if anything in the report will help someone on their trip! I have learned alot from so many of this forum over the past few years.
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Old Jan 18th, 2015, 11:40 AM
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Loved your report. Lots of new things to do when I return to Paris in March. Those shoes are gorgeous!
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Old Jan 18th, 2015, 12:33 PM
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Your trip report was informative and entertaining! I felt like I was back in Paris with you! Thanks for sharing your stories with us, denisea!
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Old Jan 18th, 2015, 01:02 PM
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I,too, really enjoyed your report! I have some Chanel bought here at Saks but would love to get a piece in Paris.
I also like Cuisine de Bar. They also have a location in the Haute Marais (just off rue Bretagne but I can't remember the name of the side street it's on).
Thank you for posting your report.
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Old Jan 18th, 2015, 01:19 PM
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Merci...Cuisine de Bar in the Marais is at 38 rue Debelleyme Paris 75003.

There is something special about Chanel bought in Paris, especially at the rue Cambon boutique..
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Old Jan 18th, 2015, 01:30 PM
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denisea, thanks for a great trip report. Yours is the best kind with lots of food and restaurant info. Took a look at the Baccarat champagne flutes since we collect them. Some pretty glasses there- glad you made it home with them intact.

I had been avoiding the Europe forum since my company is being acquired. Not sure if I will have a job but my 94 yo dad said 'Carpe Diem' so we are going in March. Can wait!!
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Old Jan 18th, 2015, 05:52 PM
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Thank you for the great report. I have a shoe addiction so totally understand.
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Old Jan 18th, 2015, 09:56 PM
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Thanks again for your really helpful and very interesting report! As I said, I'll be mining this for some special treats when I go in the Fall.

Just want to add that I chuckled when I read: <<Next trip, I am going to wear full football pads and body slam everyone who dares to be on the sidewalk with me!!>>

When I lived in Paris, I used to walk down the streets with that image in mind! Truly!! I would square my shoulders and imagine huge football pads on them and just go barreling down the sidewalks. That was in the 1970s, and I haven't felt the need to do that in my visits recently. I must have gotten so weak, lol!!!

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Old Jan 19th, 2015, 04:42 PM
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CapeCod---good luck with everything and enjoy your trip!!

swandav---glad you got the humor!! ya never know if people will think it's funny!!!
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Old Jan 19th, 2015, 06:22 PM
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Great trip report, denisea! I love your writing style and hated to see your trip come to an end.

I've taken a lot of notes for my trip in March and can't wait to try some of your restaurants.

Thanks!
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Old Jan 22nd, 2015, 12:50 PM
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denisea, I too thank you for this report. I just requested a reservation at Reed via e-mail for our trip in March/April. It sounds amazing.
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Old Jan 22nd, 2015, 01:47 PM
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I hope you run into GraceJoan there. It will enrich the experience.
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Old Jan 22nd, 2015, 05:35 PM
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apersuader65---if they have risotto or the tomato tart---you will be happy. (Two favs of mine, although we have enjoyed everything we have had there).
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Kerouac,

Yes, Denise and Chaz did join us for dinner at Belhara. A fun evening. They are fun people to be with!!

Violon d'Ingres has a bargain lunch menu, due to Café Constant being closed, for another big renovation!

I have lunch reservations! If you want to 'slum' and can make it, you should be at Violon at 1:00!

a bientot...

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Old Jan 23rd, 2015, 05:09 AM
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You missed a great lunch Kerouac!!
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