Paris: February 11 to March 19

Old Mar 17th, 2013, 07:56 AM
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As always the food looks scrumptious & the people very happy. Can't believe your time in Paris is drawing to an end. Enjoy your last days.

I love it "Le Jour de la Marmotte."...sound so much nicer than Groundhog day
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Old Mar 17th, 2013, 02:59 PM
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As usual, great trip report. As you know, I always spend such a short time in Paris but I am trying 110 Taillevent for sure.

Have a safe trip home, Joan!

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Just looked up Les 110 de Taillevent and saw that it is the former L'Angle. My husband and I ate at L'Angle during our first trip to Paris in 2003 and it was wonderful; the menu was based on cherries (in season) and among the dishes I remember are duck, fois gras, and chocolate something, all with cherry. I must go back this summer to relive! Thanks Joan for ANOTHER great tip.
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Old Mar 17th, 2013, 10:49 PM
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Yes, it was the former Angle du Faubourg, but you would not recognize it in any way...only location!

We had a great time and are thinking of our "Jour de la Marmotte" get together to be there, on Friday Jan 31.

Off this morning to get boarding pass printed, do my packing and will have lunch at Flirt The, with Florent and Amanda.

a bientot....

Joan
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Yes, it was the former Angle du Faubourg, but you would not recognize it in any way...only location!

We had a great time and are thinking of our "Jour de la Marmotte" get together to be there, on Friday Jan 31.

Off this morning to get boarding pass printed, do my packing and will have lunch at Flirt The, with Florent and Amanda.

a bientot....

Joan
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Old Mar 18th, 2013, 10:48 AM
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Roberta,

I am sure that you and your sister will enjoy Taillevent. E-mail early and ask for bar seating...you will have fun!!

a bientot...

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Old Mar 18th, 2013, 10:58 AM
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Joan,
Safe travels!
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Old Mar 18th, 2013, 11:06 AM
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Lloyd and Jo Ann...have we convinced you to be here for La Jour de la Marmotte at 110 Les Taillevent?

Time went too fast..as always...

a bientot...

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Old Mar 18th, 2013, 11:54 AM
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Have a good trip home!
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I admire your style! And you live in Ashville? Gave serious thought to retiring there.
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Sue,

Asheville is a great place to live. Being a S. Floridian it is common for families to have a summer home in the western NC mountains..many in families for generations. Mama and kids go when school is out and daddy flys up for weekends..lots of golf! We had a summer home and when S Fla (all Fla) became too crowded we, along with most friends, decided time to leave. Could not find anyplace that we liked as much as NC, so it became home! A wise choice, for us.

My husband died in 2004 and I spend a lot of time with my travels. Paris has become a place that I am fond of and like many return often..no end to the joys of it. Only bad part is the miserable flying...c'est la vie!!

a bientot..

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Old Mar 18th, 2013, 08:14 PM
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Joan,

Bon voyage and thank you again for another wonderful virtual trip back to my favorite neighborhood in Paris.

Looking forward to your NEXT trip report already!

Debra
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Old Mar 18th, 2013, 08:49 PM
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Debra,

You should joing us for Le Jour de la Marmotte!!

a bientot...

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Old Mar 20th, 2013, 07:06 AM
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I did arrive home last evening about 7:30...A long day..always!

Will take sosme time to dig out. Picked up cats this morning.

Just for your information..I lost 2 pounds while in Paris..always lose..

a bientot...

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Welcome home, Joan. Thanks again for taking us along with you!

I always lose (a little) weight in Paris, too.

I'm seriously thinking about joining "Le Jour de la Marmotte" crew (although I should probably discuss with my husband before mentioning that on the www ;-)), but it's a long way off...sounds fun, though, as all of your trips do!
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Hi Joan,

OMG you lost weight whilst consuming all that delicious food!
I think I gained a pound or two just looking at the photos of your wonderful meals. Thanks for sharing your trip with us.
I will miss my morning breakfast treat reading your posts and admiring the photos. I will be in Paris(solo) in May and December hope to dine at some of the places you mention. I had a memorable brunch at the Crillon a year or so ago when you kindly encouraged me to go ahead on own.
Thanks so much Joan, it is such a pleasure to 'take a Paris trip' along with you.
When will you be returning?
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Welcome home, Joan! Hope you r having sunshine and blue skies at home. Still pretty cool/cold up this way.
YG - it so worth making the effort to go to one of Joan's GTG's -- such fun and such delicious food.

After a month in France (18 days of which were in Paris) I gained 1 lb. I think we took the metro/buses a bit this trip because of the very cold temps & that accounted for the 1 lb gained. I think in Paris, portions tend to be smaller than the US esp desserts and I walk 10 miles or so most days while staying in Paris. So I'm with Joan and YG on that.
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Hi Joan
Im glad you arrived home safely...We will be leaving Naples a few days after Easter. I sure did enjoy your blog...I will be in touch
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Joan,

I am sorry it has taken me so long to write this but we have been haggling with Air France. They downgarded 2 of us on the way home and it is a complete act of congress to figure out how to get any money back.

I wanted to tell you how lovely it was to meet you and how much we enjoyed the conversation. I always enjoy your reports so much. They are my way to hear about Paris until I can go back again. I am so looking forward to your next trip! BTW, we enjoyed Reed so much that we went back on Saturday night for our final Paris dinner. The beef cheeks were sooo very good. We are going to do the cooking class next time we are in Paris. But, I am sure I will be like you and stir and take pictures. I am not the cook, my husband is. Can't wait!!


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Old Mar 22nd, 2013, 10:59 AM
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Hi Lisa,

It was nice visiting wit you, too. Glad that you enjoyed Reed so much!

You and your husband should both do the cooking class. Many men join in.

I had a good trip back as far as things being on time. It is just a looong day!
Sorry that you had the downgrade problems. It would seem that you should be due a refund..

a bientot..
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