Friday, September 17, 2010


So... I've been quite enjoying Paris. I'm having a little bit of an art overload, with the Louvre and the Musee d'Orsay - that might not seem like a lot but when you consider how HUGE the Louvre is... it's a lot. I fortunately discovered that I can get into museums free with my French visa, since I'm 25. I have to see everything before April, when I'll turn 26 and lose my free museum privileges! Anyway Paris is just gorgeous, I love walking around and looking at all the buildings. I gotta really get cracking on French so that I can get another job here in a year and move into Paris proper, rather than a little suburb (although my suburb is super cute too!).
I went out the other night to a book club where I met some cool people, and afterwards went to a little cafe and had a salad with goat cheese on toast for dinner (yum). I stopped at another cafe today after strolling around all the shopping on the Rue de Rivoli and around Concorde, and had a crepe with tomato, walnuts, and (again) goat cheese. The other day around Montmartre I had some awesome creme brulee flavor gelato (I'm sure it wasn't authentic, but it was certainly delicious!).
I found some great boots while I was wandering around, they were super cool and had a low enough heel that they'd probably be comfortable to walk in. There are lots of flat boots around, but I don't want flat boots; they don't look so good on me since I'm short, and also it's more comfortable for me to have at least a slight heel, rather than completely flat soles. These boots were brown, which would be a first for me if I get them - I've never had brown boots before. They came in black too, but I liked the brown better; you could see the detailing better on them.
It's getting colder every day now, so I need some boots for trekking around the city in and for taking Manon to school in the morning.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Check photobucket for pictures

I've uploaded some pictures to my photobucket account: (copy and paste the url). It's not all of them yet, but there's pictures from the Louvre and the surrounding Tuileries gardens. I'll upload the Arc de Triomphe and the Notre Dame later; if I'm not too lazy I might even post a few directly to my blog here.