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Dec 10th, 2012, 11:09 AM
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Welcome Home! Looking forward to reading more. Now I'll check out your photos!
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Dec 10th, 2012, 03:15 PM
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I love my Gerard Mulot! Fav place for pain au chocolat and it is such a pretty shop!
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Dec 10th, 2012, 07:44 PM
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Sounds like my kind of trip: ballet, art and eating! I was underwhelmed at Septime last May, so I'm looking forward to reading what you enjoyed. Maybe we just had an off day.
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Dec 10th, 2012, 10:36 PM
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Loooovely! And sounds like a really great trip. Bienvenue!
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Dec 10th, 2012, 10:48 PM
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Looking forward for the photo riview!!
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Dec 11th, 2012, 03:08 AM
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Hi flygirl,

Welcome back...we may have crossed in the sky...we were coming home as you were going over. Your photos are wonderful and bring back great memories....hope we will see you at a GTG soon!
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Dec 11th, 2012, 06:13 AM
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Hi everyone

Sorry I haven't posted more, I'm back to being swamped at work as well as helping my brother with a personal issue. No down time last night.

Thank you so much for the compliments on my photos! I will try to post a few more tonight... but the whole lot will take me a while.

One small thing. OK, I know that no one cares. As no one should. But, I overcame my terror and jumped on the scale. I lost two pounds since before the trip - heck, before Thanksgiving, I refused to weigh myself after TG. Either my scale is off and I need a new one, or I have a deadly disease and will be gone by June. We hoovered all week long - 2x a day. Either that, or I put on pure fat last week (from all the rich food) which as we know weighs less than muscle.
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Dec 11th, 2012, 06:42 AM
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Beautiful photos.. that's for sure. Sounds like wonderful trip. I'm looking forward to the shoe photo.. so don't disappoint!
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Dec 11th, 2012, 07:05 AM
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Love your photos! And great about your weight...a trip to Paris and a weight loss---perfect
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Dec 11th, 2012, 07:56 AM
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The shoes! I was actually going to take one this morning as it's clear we have shoe fans here. Drat. I will do that tonight. They aren't outrageous - very classic.
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Dec 11th, 2012, 10:05 AM
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Loved the pics!!
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Dec 11th, 2012, 10:30 AM
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I've been looking at your photo for several years
and you get better and better.
On a previous trip, our apartment was a few doors from the Editeurs.
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Dec 12th, 2012, 08:06 AM
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Just found this, flygirl. We are still enjoying Paris but miss your company! I will be very excited to have maintained my weight. Fantastic photos!
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Dec 12th, 2012, 11:29 AM
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Hi Judy!

I miss you guys too - what a great week! I have been wearing my purchases every day this week. Soooo soft.

I figured folks might like to see my apartment for the week. I used the rental agency Judy reco'd (having had much success with them in the past) and they were fantastic. I had a studio in the 6th, as mentioned, and it was a very decent sized room. I'd say the room (before you add bathroom to it) was about 13x16 or so. About 4 feet on either side of the bed and plenty of room in front of the bed to the far wall. There was a cafe table and two chairs, a kitchenette in the corner with fridge and two-place stove and a sink of course. I didn't use it though. There was also a small closet with cupboard/drawers built into the side. The bed had pull out drawers to find other towels/pillows etc.

The bathroom was decent sized - not massive but plenty ample, and a heated towel rack (looooooove), washer/dryer combo in a cupboard with cupboard space on top of that for your cosmetics and stuff, and a big shower with large waterfall type showerhead. It had better water pressure than my home shower even, which was great. It must have had a large water heater too.

http://www.parisvacationapartments.c...ic-studio.html

I could see a couple deciding to stay here because the room is larger than many hotel rooms, and no doubt couples stay in doubles all the time which are smaller. It is better for a solo person though, of course.

More later... BTW I did post a few more photos this morning. Nothing ground breaking though, mostly more rooftop photos.
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Dec 12th, 2012, 11:53 AM
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Cynthia, it was an utterly fantastic trip. I still can't believe I can't walk out of my flat and over to Gerard Mulot for a pain au chocolat.

Denisea, yes, very close by! I had never been to Les Editeurs and I have to say I quite liked it. I could see it as my 'hood haunt when I go back assuming I stay local to it.

Songdoc, thank you! Have a great trip in February. Winter travel is not bad at all. Shorter lines. When I finish posting maybe you will find something from the list that you'd like to consider. Jacques Genin should be high on your list for sure.

Ackislander, not sure about the colors? I do think Canons favor blue/greens more than the warmer ones.

Thank you all for all the nice compliments on my photos. I will say I did not take nearly as many as usual because of the nature of our trip. A lot of eating and hanging out, so once you take a few photos of the surroundings, food, and each other, you are done. Many lunches were "oh my, look at the time, we have to think about dinner in a few hours". hahaha

TDudette, I use a Canon 7D and a Canon S90. I love both of them. I do prefer my 7D though.

Traviata, I enjoyed your photos on Anne's FB page. Wish I had been there a few days earlier to see you too. It has been too long. We really should go to Trummer's on Main soon...

Mimi, thank you so much! Practice definitely helps...

Shoes tonight, promise.
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Dec 12th, 2012, 02:06 PM
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Flygirl, great photos! Nice remembrances of our Christmas trip to Paris in 2012. Really enjoying your report. Thanks!
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Dec 12th, 2012, 03:35 PM
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Love the pictures that you took, looking at them makes me excited for my trip this spring. Thank you for the report, looking forward to reading more!
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Dec 13th, 2012, 05:20 AM
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Et voila. Les chaussures Roger Vivier:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/skywalk...in/photostream

Simple and classic.

Thanks again for checking out my photos! Once I'm done writing the report I hope some find it helpful.
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Dec 13th, 2012, 07:14 AM
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Wonderful photos. Which camera for the stained glass windows, please!
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Dec 13th, 2012, 07:31 AM
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The 7D! I had it cranked up to 3200 ISO. No flash. Flash would ruin it.
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