Thursday, August 31, 2017

Wednesday, August 30, 2017


The friendly doorman at the Four Seasons George V patiently waiting.

Hôtel George V
31 Avenue George V
75008 Paris

Monday, August 28, 2017

Le Rubis

A few years ago while enjoying a leisurely day alone in Paris, I passed by Le Rubis and remembered a fine boeuf bourguignon I'd enjoyed there once. I decided to try it again. I was shown a door at the end of the bar and discovered a tiny ( of course), winding (of course) stairway. At the top I walked through what appeared to be a make shift kitchen but it could have been the one and only. I found a small dining room lined with tables. I squeezed onto a banquette, shed my coat, camera, bag and tried not to look like a harried tourist. I fooled not a soul. The sweet, overworked waitress informed me that I had to read the menu off the chalkboard on the wall. So the whole process went in reverse. I could hardly read it and so with our limited use of each other's language, I decided on the "peeg" with lentils. It turned out to be what we would call ham. Very pink and tender with a sea of lentils topped with a pat of butter. This is what David Leibowitz called "earthy French food" in his review. It's worth the read.

Le Rubis is the type of cafe you want to run up on in Paris. The same couple is always behind the bar and the food is always honest and hearty.

Le Rubis
10 rue Marché Saint-Honoré
75001 Paris

Sunday, August 27, 2017

Paris Rouge - Manteau rouge

Paris carrousels always stop me in my tracks!

Saturday, August 26, 2017

Paris Rouge - La tour Eiffel

The hearty souls selling their art at Place du Tertre, brave even the cold temps in January!

Friday, August 25, 2017

I Love This Place

It's been a few years since Mary and I trekked to the charming Butte aux Cailles neighborhood to find L'Oisive Thé. Owned by an American, this lovely shop combines yarn and knitting supplies with a thé and coffee shop offering delicious breakfast and lunch offerings made in the tiniest kitchen I"ve ever seen!

L'Oisive Thé
8 Rue de la Butte aux Cailles
75013 Paris

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Visages sur le mur

If memory serves, these lovely ladies were gracing a wall in Butte-aux-Cailles a charming hilltop neighborhood in the 13 arrondissement.

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Paris Rouge - Miam miam!

Les cerises, les tomates, et les radis

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Paris Rouge - Le vélo et la voiture

What a great find! Right up my alley, and look, a voiture rouge in the background.

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Paris Rouge - Les bougies

Over the years, I have photographed the candles in most of Paris' beautiful churches.

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Paris Rouge - Seul

This sweet playground at the Jardin du Luxembourg, seemed a little sad this fall morning without the petits enfants bringing it to life.

Friday, August 18, 2017

Paris Rouge - Le Petit Prince

Le Petit Prince, spotted in a window while strolling a charming passageway.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Monday, August 14, 2017

Paris Rouge - La marionnette

This delightful little shop, just a few doors down from Le Reminet ( Rue des Grands Dégres). It was lovely afternoon meeting the shop owner and have her show us around her store. The last time I was in Paris, i noted that it appears to now be closed.

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Paris Rouge - Saint Augustin

Located in the 8th arrondissement, Église Saint-Augustin is a beautiful but often overlooked church. You know what caught my eye!

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Paris Rouge - Les ballons rouges

Just off rue Mouffetard, I spotted these ballons rouges making a getaway!

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Paris Rouge - SOLDES!

If you are lucky enough to be in Paris in January or July, you can take advantage of the huge city wide soldes (SALES!). Here, BHV ( Bazarre Hôtel de Ville), one of Paris' largest department stores unfurls their bright red banners.

Some of you have inquired about a Paris Rouge book. Check the sidebar for my first Paris Rouge offering. Who knows, maybe the sequel is in the making!

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Paris Rouge - L'homme à la Comédie`Française

Taken at the Palais Royal in 2012 when la Comeedie-Française had relocated during the renovation.
I think I"ll do a little Paris Rouge mini series for the next few days. It's been fun finding new photos!

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Après des heures

Somebody has to clean up for the next day!

Sunday, August 6, 2017

Paris Rouge - Les visages

I"m always fascinated with how Parisians find a way to install art in the most unexpected places. These bright ROUGE steel girders at a constructions site in Montmartre became an outdoor art exhibit. J'adore!

Friday, August 4, 2017

Bons souvenirs

Remembering a glass of wine at Ma Bourgogne, at Place des Vosges on a June afternoon. The birds watched from the lamp post in hopes of a morsel of my bread.

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Beaucoup d'argent !

 I have stepped into Alexa's boutique at Place des Vosges many times over the years. We've never really made friends, but he's always allowed me to wander around and photograph his elegant, over the top ballgowns that he designs and makes right there. He usually turns away and reads his phone and basically ignores me.  I"m OK with that. Now those bracelets... j'aie envie!!!

Rue du Pas de la Mule
75003 Paris

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Le chat du fleuriste

Clearly unimpressed with the photographe américain.

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

City Daily Photo Theme Day - Young At Heart

Chère Nellie, who I photographed for several years when she joined the dancers on rue Mouffetard.

Today, I again join my City Daily Photoblogger friends around the world. Have a look HERE to see their great images!