Thursday, January 27, 2005

Tea Time

I had a nice start to my day. I ended up meeting another blogger, Kate, for a tea this morning in the Galerie Vivienne covered passage way. It is a beautiful covered passage way and a great way to spend a cold morning. We had a tea at the A Priori Thé salon. I had their melange maison, an orange and honey tea. We ordered some scones with our tea and they were delicious. Personally, I really, really love a good scone. It was a really enjoyable breakfast.

After the breakfast we walked to the Jouffroy covered passageway nearby -- the only way to shop on a nearly freezing cold day. There are many charming, quaint shops -- lots of fun shopping -- including books stores, art stores, and French figurine shops. If you are looking for something other than a steel eiffel tower (and I do love them...) to bring home, this is a good place to look for out of the ordinary gifts.

-- said Auntie M in Paris
10:59 PM



Ooooh, what a beautiful place to start your day. This is another bookmark to see on the return trip to Paris - thanks. Kate is a wonderfully creative knitter and her blog is fun to read. You both are bloggers I would love to buy a book (that is authored by the blogger). (I believe that is how I came upon your blog too.)

I wonder if in the US somewhere, they would attempt to recreate the building and aura of a beautiful passageway like this one.

Terry in SF

# posted by Anonymous : 5:57 AM  

Terry, It was a architecturally beautiful place. There were about 20 students drawing various nooks and corners of the covered passage way yesterday morning. Too bad there aren't more places like that in the US... but France is about beauty first and the US is about practical first.

# posted by Auntie M in Paris : 7:59 AM  

you can get SCONES?

# posted by Anji : 11:54 AM  

Ooohhh... I love the Gallerie Vivienne - I go there every time I'm in Paris! I dragged Chris there the last trip! Gorgeous photo.

-- Jen

# posted by Anonymous : 5:18 PM  

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