This week has passed in a blur. Here are some of the highlights.
Monday: Dinner at the almost-impossible-to-book Frenchie Restaurant as part of the "December Indulgences" intimate gatherings organized by the team at My French Life. If you're not already a member of this active global community of Francophiles, I highly recommend joining. Membership is currently free and they're busy planning lots of exciting events in Paris and Melbourne for 2013. Other "December Indulgences" options included afternoon tea at Le Meurice, lunch at Racines, dinner at L’Ecaille de la Fontaine and cocktails/drinks at Le Singulier. Please click here to visit the website for My French Life.
Tuesday: WICE tour of some of the niche perfume houses in Paris.
Wednesday: Disneyland Paris to celebrate blogger friend Gwannel Sandiego's 30th birthday. The amusement park is a special place any day of the year but even more magical during the holidays. When it started to "snow" on Main Street, the freezing temperatures had me convinced that it was real until Gwan, Sara and I noticed that we were standing in a microclimate of Christmas cheer. Best of all, Gwan received a surprise call from Mickey Mouse wishing her a happy birthday when we visited the welcome office. The only downside was the food. Without exception, everything was awful. I didn't even finish my french fries or barbecue ribs, which is almost unheard of for me. Gwan, who is from New Zealand, may never want to try American food again!
|The 20th anniversary laser show was spectacular and well worth the frozen toes!|
Thursday: Champagne brunch for Gwannel that turned into a fun all day affair followed by the DIY Craft Party at Hotel Seven (blog post to follow).
Friday: Fallafels at l'As du Fallafel and ice cream at Pozzettos in the Marais.
Now I'm ready to settle down for a long winter's nap ... and dream of Santa Claus and elves with pointy ears.