Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Le Beau Chapeau


On a Sunday last June I joined mes chère amies, Mary, Anne, Marie, Genie, Janet and Maya for a delicious lunch at la Bourgogne on rue Mouffetard. Can't you just hear all of our chatter and laughter?? I was taken by a young woman who came in with her friends wearing this lovely confection of a hat. I suspect they had been to church, most likely for a wedding. I wanted to take her picture wearing it, but she took it off and placed it on this shelf before I could. I setttled for this shot.

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20 comments:

MadAboutParis said...

I'd guess about 4 Euros at Monoprix...

Shell Sherree said...

That's an attractive way to settle, V. ;)

Genie said...

Virginia, that was great fun and a perfect day with old friends and new friends on Rue Mouff.

Lots of laughter and carrying-on!

Virginia said...

Mary,
I disagree. I think it was too chic for the Prix!

Shell,
I can see your pen dancing!

Genie,
It was a grand day. I gained some kilos from the cassolet too!

Daryl said...

Lunch with gal pals et une tres jolie chapeau .. priceless!

altadenahiker said...

Yes, I can hear y'all.

claudine said...

Yes! I can hear you and your friends chattering and laughing ! Je connais très bien la rue Mouffetard ! Je pense que la dame, avec ce beau chapeau très élégant, devait aller à une cérémonie de mariage !

Virginia said...

Claudine,
Je voudrais que ce tres élégant chapeau !

Hiker,
I knew ya'll could!

D,
Si vrai!

MadAboutParis said...

Virg - heh heh - I was making a bad joke - hell, that chapeau probably came from the shop near St. Sulpice that you photographed in June 09

M said...

I want to go back to Rue Muff with my friends!

Virginia said...

Mary,
Oui, Marie Mercié. Now that was a stop I had on my list that I did NOT get back to. I want to go in and photograph her fabulous hats so much. Next trip???

M,,
We want to go back with you too! come see us 1

Alexa said...

I can hear y'all too—and I'm envious, just as I am of anyone who can pull off such a chapeau!

Virginia said...

Alexa,
What is so wonderful about that day is that we had one from OH, two from AL, one from Paris , one from Austin TX, and Janet and Maya who are originally from D.C. and Seattle but now from FR! A melting pot of friends .
People ask me all the time why , WHY, I keep returning to Paris rather than other places in Europe. My answer? Paris is like my second home now. I have dear friends there and so many that join me there. WHY would I go somewhere, anywhere else??

Harriet said...

I have the same problem, V...why go anywhere else when there's Paris. But one of these days, I'd like to tip-toe into Italy...

Le chapeau est très élégant!

Virginia said...

Harriet,
I knew you'd understand. Paris is the next best thing to home for us now. I"m fine with that.
V

Maya said...

I remember that hat! And the lovely times with all y'all. :-)

Judy - So California said...

If it ain't broke - don't fix it! Keep enjoying. Makes me think of the good times we all had in the Denas - not Paris for sure but a fine time none the less.

Kelley Carey MacDonald said...

I found you through Genie's blog - OH! More eye candy! I love your images!

Louis la Vache said...
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Louis la Vache said...

Un autre chapeau icI.
;-D