Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Notre Soirée à Paris


Back Row L-R :  Lucy and Anne Hervier (Paris friends), Peter ( Peter's Paris), Mary, moi,  our"landlord", Shauna von Giesbrecht (jewelry/textile designer), Karen ( An Alien Parisienne), Paul ( Paris Inspired)
 Front Row  L-R:  Richard Nahem ( Eye Prefer Paris Tours), Eric and Steve ( our new Paris friends from Facebook)




Mary and I had the most wonderful flat in Paris this last trip.  We decided that we had so many new and old friends in Paris, well we needed to throw a party.  We thought, "A little wine, a little cheese,....".
Well it turned into one grand, long and very fun evening!!! Our party list consisted of bloggers, old friends, new friends, new Facebook friends......you get the idea.  Here's the group minus Vincent who kindly took the photo, and blog friend Anne who'd already headed home.

Victor Gagliostro (artist) was our photographer
Anne ( Just Another American in Paris) left us before the photo shoot










24 comments:

Thirtytwo degrees said...

I really like this photo of a very warm and friendly group of happy campers...thanks for sharing your good times with us.

jb said...

Finally...!

Karin (an alien parisienne) said...

Virginia --

Thank you for the comment on my blog that you were going to be posting this! The photo turned out so well! Kudos to Victor for the great capture.

I never got to thank you until now for setting up such a lovely evening. I truly had a wonderful time. Between the computer failure and other "life stuff" going on, January became a bit of a blur. I kept thinking, "I want to thank Virginia for inviting and hosting such a great gathering!" but then did not get a chance to. Now I have one. :) THANK YOU. I thoroughly enjoyed meeting everyone!

I hope all is well. Now that I am online once again, I hope to be checking in regularly on what beautiful photos you have to share. And I truly hope that Paul and I get to meet you one day again very soon!

Be well ~
Karin
(an alien parisienne)

Diane said...

This reminds me of the scene in "Youve got mail" when they all gather round for a sociable evening singing! xxx

Harriet said...

Virginia brings 'Southern Hospitality' to Paris! Great photos - thanks for sharing your party with us.

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

The group photo looks like a glossy for an exciting TV series promotion with each personality showing through... Great fun with people from everywhere! Victor captured the scene perfectly!

What fun you had!
G

M said...

V, you look lovely. What a fun time ... It's so nice to see the faces of the blog friends.

BillDixon said...

Why didn't you invite me?

Anne in Oxfordshire said...

Such a lovely photo Virginia .. and great to see my friend Karin on here too. I have not met Paul yet , but hope to one day and of course I have yet to meet Peter!!

Les rêves d'une boulangère (Brittany) said...

Friends in Paris. What could be better? You look so elegant V!

Pamela said...

Such a fulfilling life you lead!!
Happy times!

TheChieftess said...

I love this!!! The magic of the internet...bringing people throughout the world together!!!

The Armchair Parisian said...

Oh how I wish I'd been there :-)

Maria O. Russell said...

What a nice post, Miss Virginia. You look absolutely beautiful! Greetings from Texas.

Alexa said...

I just knew you're a woman who knows how to throw a party, V! How nice that you were able to get all these lovely folks together.

Petrea said...

This is sheer delight. So nice to meet you all.

Virginia said...

Oh thank you my dear friends. I loved sharing this evening with all of you. Next trip.....more friends and good grief......MORE VIN!!!
V

Virginia said...

Bill,
You know why! ;)
V

Cinthia said...

Good morning!!!!!!

Peter said...

I arrive a bit late to comment, but I was in time for the party! :-)

Janey and Co. said...

Love the group photo. Renoir would surely have painted your group ...the cafe society of 2011 ;)

Starman said...

Wish I could have been there.

Nathalie said...

What a wonderful bunch! Wish I could have been there too!

Judy - So California said...

V, Great pics all! Great group! You've got a whole darn bunch of us wishers - wishing we'd a been there too. Maybe someday......