Paris: February 11 to March 19

Old Jan 25th, 2013, 07:20 AM
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My sister has a Keurig (she lives in NC). I loved it and the choice of coffees available. Can't get it in France. We have a Bosch Tallisimo but I don't like the way it brews or the choice of coffees. We use it when one of us wants a single cup.
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Old Jan 25th, 2013, 07:38 AM
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So many of them are able to use the Keurig pods and they ae readily available in the Franch grocery stores..or, Paris anyway. I would think they you would be able to buy one in France.

The Verismo is made by Starbucks.

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Old Jan 25th, 2013, 09:40 AM
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No, searched online for any country in EU for Keurig machine. Nada, rien, etc.

If you see one in Paris, I would come up to get it. Not really as we haven't seen Keurig pods either and have checked large shops such as Leclerc and Carrefour. Maybe it's because we're in the sticks.

If we could find the pods, they aren't compatible with Bosch. Hardly a huge problem but annoying.

Husband says the Keurigs are loss leaders for the pods--Green Mtn Coffee, Newman's, Starbucks, etc.

Will just have to feel virtuous as I toss my coffee grounds in the bio filters on the compost heap!
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Old Jan 25th, 2013, 10:45 AM
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Hi,

I just googled and tried to find out more of where/if you could purchase a Keurig in France. Not much luck.

I then checked the Starbucks Verismo that I have. You can purchase in France. I only pulled up Paris. I like mine.

You should be able to find one of the many makes in your area, or so I would think.

a bientot....

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Old Jan 25th, 2013, 11:09 AM
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OK, your best bet is probaably Nespresso. They are good, too! Several places listed in Paris for them.You might give them a try...

a bientot....
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Old Jan 25th, 2013, 02:00 PM
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Thanks, Joan.
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Old Jan 26th, 2013, 02:56 AM
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Funny, funny!

Florent sent me a message that I was on French TV!! I went to Pierre Meneau's Crom 'Exquis restaurant(son of Marc Meneau-Vezelay, l'Esperance)with Catherine Constant and another Paris friend. They were doing some photo work in the restaurant and had conversation with Catherine, etc. It seems that they included us in there photos. I did not notice this was happening. I am a French TV star!! Ha!

a bientot...

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Old Jan 26th, 2013, 05:20 PM
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Now that you have been on French television and all, perhaps this may be the time to take up cooking with the goal of becoming the next Julia Child. I know this is a really big, big stretch and I am not holding my breath but will just throw this out here.

a bientot,
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Just found your thread, Joan! I'm glad you received the chance to return again and don't have to wait until next year. I can hear the excitement in your voice and can't wait to take notes for my fall trip.

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Old Jan 27th, 2013, 03:27 AM
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Fat chance of that, weekender!!

I see Davoli has been temporarily closed due to some possible Salmonella!! I was thinking of using them this trip, too!

Glad to hear from you Roberta....

a bientot...

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Old Feb 1st, 2013, 07:00 AM
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Joan,

I love the idea of the Groundhog Day party! I told John, and now we have another special reason to go back to Paris!

We are all fine, and granddaughter Hannah is now a college sophomore!

I look forward to hearing all about your next adventure, as well as about plans for Groundhog Day 2014 as they develop.

a bientot,

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Old Feb 1st, 2013, 11:43 AM
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Hi Byrd,So nice to hear that Hannah is now a college sophomore! Please give her my best!

We are going to plan on you for Groundhog Day in 2014!! Please do tell John that we are not eating them!

Must introduce you to Reed, too.

I will be working with Florent and Michael re Groundhog Day, along with Alexandere and Catherine Constant.

We do hope that St. Cirq is going to join us, too!

Also Sue from Green Bay. Weekender, of course!! A really nice group of people/friends who enjoy the same things. Will be fun!

I am all set for departure on 2/10...

a bientot...
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Old Feb 9th, 2013, 01:03 PM
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I am packed except laptop and ready to go! Took cats today.

I did receive a message that my arrival in Paris is about 2 hours delay, but it shows taking off on schedule...not sure what that means...flying slower, headwind or perhaps needing to take a different track due to storm in NE.

May have a bit of snow in Paris next week, too. The whole world is having crazy weather.

Getting some things lined up. Cafe Constant is having some renovations and due to open about 16th. Davoli has re-opened.

Have dining plans for Tues evening with nice couple..they like charm, good food and will come by my apt. and we have Cassenoix reservations. I am sure they will like it.

a bientot...

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Old Feb 9th, 2013, 11:29 PM
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Bon Voyage! Looking forward to meeting you. We take the TGV this am to Paris.
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Now it does say flight is taking off two hours late..that answers that question! Maybe they will get things better straightened out today. I will have a long wait in ATL. I will get the Sky Club 1 day pass.. can do it for #25.

Messed up lunch with Catherine Reed with later arrival. We will do it another time. Will go to her restaurant for dinner Friday.

a bientot....

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Old Feb 10th, 2013, 07:56 PM
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Bon voyage , Joan........I will be anxious to follow your adventures..
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Can't wait to hear about the trip Joan...hopefully as I write this you are winging your way to Paris.
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Old Feb 11th, 2013, 02:07 PM
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I did arrive and what a horrible messed up last 24+ hours, beginning with Delta advising me 3 days ahead of my ATL departure of it being delayed by 2 hours...will tell all tomorrow. Then finding out that I did NOT pack my power cord for my laptop...had that to take care of upon finding it out upon arrival at apt and connecting it. Dropped all else to take care of it! Now I will have two power cords!!

Delighted to be here with the ET back in my view! Never tiring!

Chilly, but sunny day here.

Will get my Paris little red phone acivated at the Orange store in morning and will drop by to see Florent. A bit of shopping for Dona and Alan's arrival tomorrow evening before we walk over to Cassenoix for our 8:00 reservation. Looking forward to it.

Going to Reed Friday and who knows what in between. Cafe Constant is being re-modeled and will be back in business around he 16th....

I went across the street to Cafe de Mars brasserie and cannot say much about it, but took care of the needs would be about it!

a bientot....

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Woo Hoo Joan you're back. Now i can get my Paris fix until we get there March 12. We leave March 1 for Rome. Wondering how bad the crowds will be now that the Pope has resigned and they have to elect another. Wow!
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Old Feb 12th, 2013, 05:52 AM
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Bonjour..

My view for my stay..grey or sunny always great!!

http://s6.postimage.org/cp44stold/000_0004_1.jpg

Did some running around to get my little Paris red phone taken care of etc.

Now get ready for the evening...

a bientot...

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