Paris: February 11 to March 19

Old Jan 19th, 2013, 07:36 AM
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Lucky you---I'd go to Paris anytime. How about a dog to cat sit and then your cat could drive your car---haha!

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I'll be looking forward to your TR and food photos.
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Old Jan 19th, 2013, 07:38 AM
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yestravel...you probably have an old yahoo address..you can send it to [email protected]

Carlux...no, I did not get to Toulouse...I started catching what I though a bad cold and cancelled the trip...the cold then did not really develop. Sorry that I did not get back to you earlier.I will now have to plan another time. Do want to go.

AZ..always fun to be in Paris....

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Old Jan 19th, 2013, 09:33 AM
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Thanks Joan. I'll send Catherine Reed an email, and follow up with a phone call if necessary. I stayed on rue Amélie a few years ago and love that street, so I'm especially looking forward to eating at Reed.

I also noticed that you are still using Shuttle Inter - that was going to be a later question for you. I've liked them and so I'll use them again this summer. I probably will only book from Paris to CDG; I hate to make the drivers wait for our arrival from America because the flights are so unreliable. One poor driver had to come back to the airport multiple times to fetch us after getting the run-around from AA on our arrival, which ended up being five hours later than scheduled. I will say that those Shuttle Inter drivers do go above and beyond in the line of duty!

Thanks again for all of your help, and bon voyage! I'm looking forward to my own trip in July because I'm going to be staying on the back side of the École Militaire in a slightly new part of town. I think we'll be right down the street from your friends at Flirt'The and so we'll have to pay them a visit.
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Old Jan 19th, 2013, 11:33 AM
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Debra,

Amelie is a quiet street. One of the reasons that it took some time for Catherine...not a busy street so it had to be 'found'!

Yes, I use Inter-Shuttle all the time. They are super. Have used them in town, too. My last arrival was late and I felt badly, too.

You may be stayhing near Pl de Breteuil? There is one of the Le Grand Bistros there. Nothing else, but it. It fills up very fast. I think everyone in the neighborhood must eat there! I went for lunch. When you leave the bus is right outside.

Yes, you will have to visit with Florent.

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Old Jan 20th, 2013, 07:31 AM
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tpayt..did not reply to the dog/cat driving....cute! There are so many cute animal things out there! Fun to look at.

Think will be going with Lisa..lrock..to cassenoix on the 12th. I like it..full of character and 99% French guests!

Need to get weekender to drop in to Paris while I am there..will get F&M to drop him a note, too..he missed 110 Taillevent last time. I'm sure that he would like it!

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Old Jan 21st, 2013, 02:23 AM
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All set with lrock for dinner at CasseNoix on the 12th. They will come by my apt. for a glass of champagne and we will then walk over to CasseNoix. Will be nice!

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Old Jan 21st, 2013, 06:58 AM
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Sue B..Now that you know I will be there, you can do Naples and then on to Paris..Faugeres Mar 2 to Mar 12...we would have fun..that we know!!

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Old Jan 21st, 2013, 07:00 AM
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We're looking forward to meeting you and having dinner at CasseNoix!
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Old Jan 21st, 2013, 09:31 AM
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Dona,

You and Alan may like to make a Valentine's Day reservation at Les 110 de Taillevent. Give tme my name that I highly recommended to you. You want to sit at the bar (very comfortable for the evening). The staff behind the bar mosst interesting and fun.

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Old Jan 21st, 2013, 09:45 AM
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Sue,
With Naples for 2 months this year, it won't work. Will be seeing you for our first annual Groundhog Day in 2014!!

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Old Jan 22nd, 2013, 05:57 PM
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Joan,
You are right that it will not work for this year!!!I will hope to celebrate in 2014 with you. We are in a deep freeze here tonight. It will be nice to leave. Am looking forward to following you next month..

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Old Jan 22nd, 2013, 06:39 PM
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Hi Sue,
Yes, I see that you are in a deep freeze! Hope you will be able to get out for your flight soon. You will be glad to get to a warm climate!

2014 with 1st Annual Groundhog celebration will be fun. I will be discussing it while there this trip.

Took a look a Davoli menus for the week and I may be picking up some things there this trip. Always many goodies. Jeusselin across the street, too.

Need to check out any thoughts for Michelin starred dining and get any reservations off for them.

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Old Jan 23rd, 2013, 10:12 AM
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Just a bit interesting..friend weekender just mentioned a friend in Paris..with the snow...who did the Michelin stars well yesterday..beginning with the 3 star Le Grand Vefour for lunch and then drinks at FS George V and The Bristol! A real 'starry' day, I would say!

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Old Jan 23rd, 2013, 12:05 PM
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Thanks for the suggestion of VD at Les 110 de Taillevent. We are still thinking about whether we will go out or just stay in that evening. But we certainly do want to try Les 110 de Taillevent. It's open on Sundays, correct?
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Old Jan 23rd, 2013, 12:20 PM
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Yes, 110 Taillevent is open 7 days. Fun spot. Sunday might be a good day to go. If you email send it to the attention of:
Olivier Le Guyader, Directeur...mention my name that I have highly recommended them. You want to sit at the bar!

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Old Jan 23rd, 2013, 12:45 PM
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Thanks! will do!
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Something that I have wondered about..has anyone compared dining at a US Michelin 3 star with a Paris Michelin 3 star?

It would seem that I would prefer ones in Paris.

The joy of our dining is not just for something to eat..it is the whole scene, decor, ambience, service, clientele..add great food and you have it all! And the company, of course! I notice all the above in the small places that I go for a simple meal. I do the same at home.

Looking forward to some new spots and the joys of familiar places.

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Old Jan 24th, 2013, 05:26 AM
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Ah Joan..how wonderful that you are heading back to Patis! I only wish we were, too.

We think and speak so often of our great Thanksgiving gathering with you in Paris!

Can't wait to read of your upcoming adventures.

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Old Jan 24th, 2013, 06:36 AM
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Hi Byrd,

How nice to hear from you. I do hope all is well with you and your family.

Why don't you plan on our first annual Groundhog Day celebration in 2014. We would have fun, as on Thanksgiving!

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Old Jan 25th, 2013, 04:31 AM
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I think many of us go to Paris and may be introduced there to the coffee machines..Nescafe, or others. They enjoy so much that they are a must do to buy when returning home.T hey have always been in the apartments that I stay in, but I would continue to go out for breakfast and never use them.

When I returned home in Dec. I decided to look at some of them. I only wanted a small one. I decided in the Verismo and bought one at the local Williams-Sonoma that was also on sale. I am enjoying it. I buy the International Delight dairy creamers and add to the milk and also a super little hand battery operated frother (Aerolatte, also W/Sonoma).

I had been fixing my own breakfast at home for some time before the Verismo, but am now enjoying it, too. Verismo pods are not interchangeable with others..i.e. you can't buy them in grocery stores. I buy at W/S. I am susrprised that any of them are interchangeable.

Now when I go to Paris soon, I will use the coffee machine in my apartment. Just go across the street to the great bakery on r. St. Dominique! Does this qualify that Joan is now cooking??

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