HEADLINES: Two Americans in Paris, Last Seen at BHV. (I really shouldn't joke about being lost in Paris, but I will for your entertainment.)
We meandered into the BHV and are quite entertained for at least an hour. We find the art supplies upstairs and peruse our little hearts out amid the watercolors, acrylics, chalks, brushes and paper. We don't leave as heavily laden as one would suspect. It is probably due more to not wanting to carry a heavy load for the remainder of our day rather than not finding treasures.
During our early morning trek, we discover Melodies Graphiques located on Rue du Pont Louis-Philippe. It is a tiny little shop filled with beautiful paper, cards and calligraphy supplies. The shopkeeper is busy addressing envelopes for what must be a very important Parisian event. He is meticulously focused on his task, romantic swirls and flourishes, spelling out the name and street number of the lucky recipient. We linger in this shop, enjoying the walls decorated with envelopes from near and far and the smells of paper, ink and old wood. I purchase a stamp set of Paris postmarks and words, another sweet souvenir from Paris.
There are such beautiful places along Rue du Pont Louis-Philippe. I think I will add this little cafe to the list of things I want to watercolor. Check out the sleeping bull dog. Love this photo, another quintessential Parisian scene.
Haussmann and medieval...
After exploring for several hours, we stop at a little Italian restaurant and have some lunch. Just a simple little lunch of pasta and Orangina. I never drink pop at home, but for some reason, I just love this while I am in France. Lunch is good, we haven't had a bad meal.