Monday, December 06, 2004

Tea and Chocolate

Today I realized there are 10 more school days (days without the kids) to go Christmas shopping. After next Friday, there is another 2 1/2 week break from school for the holidays.
So out I went. While other friends go to fancy stores and buy beautiful Longchamp bags and designer kids clothes (petite bateau, jacadi) to bring back to family (you know who you are) I bring back food. I really got quite a bit of shopping done today at two stores: Mariage Frères and La Maison du Chocolat. Often they are located near each other, so it makes my shopping very convenient. I particularly like going to La Maison du Chocolat because 9/10 times they offer a gouter/taste of something. Today it was a wonderful truffle. Shopping is tough!

Mariage Frères: So many Tea, so little time!

-- said Auntie M in Paris
8:10 PM



OK why didn't you call me?? I want to know what you bought!! Any suggestions for a 12 and 15 year old girls who live in America and want something Frenchie?? Probably Petite Bateau?
I love the food myself, what did you buy, lets shop soon!!

# posted by NeeCee : 9:14 PM  

NeeCee, Just let me know when you want to go out. I still have more to buy!

# posted by Auntie M in Paris : 11:32 PM  

Yes, you poor thing! Shopping looks terrible! I am a die hard chocolate fan. I wish I wasn't...but if you have a vice, loving chocolate is a GREAT one!

I still have shopping to do also. Actually, I have a lot of shopping to do! I did figure out what I am buying my husband, and I am so excited about the gift. I am terrible at keeping secrets though. Isn't that terrible? I always want people to open their gifts as soon as I buy them. Silly, huh!?


# posted by Carrie : 5:42 AM  

Mariage Frères is the best place for tea. I am drinking it right now. I am sure others have their favorite, but Mariage Frères is mine.

And keep me away from La Maison du Chocolat. Their chocolate is too good to stop eating.


# posted by Anonymous : 10:44 AM  

Oh my god, we haven't even started shopping for Christmas yet. And we've got to buy a couple of things to send back to the states for my folks! Never mind the fact that we haven't even bought a tree yet and the decorations are still sitting in the cupboard. This is terrible!

# posted by ViVi : 10:57 AM  

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