Tuesday, March 23, 2010

a paris breakfast

breakfast in paris

i am not
a breakfast person.
i usually just
get a cup
or two
of tea
down
before
i rush out
the door
(usually late).
but
i could
get use
to breakfast
in paris.

our friends
(the same ones
who have
a place
in sea ranch)
own an apartment
on île saint-louis.
they have
a perfect
little table
by the window
that looks
out onto
a courtyard.
the softness
of the light
on the table
is magical.

grub would
go out early
to get
croissants
and
a pain au chocolat
and
we'd sit
by the window
with a pot
of
mariage frères tea
and take
the morning in.
slowly.

perfect.

more soon.
xo

12 comments:

bferry said...

wonderful photo and words, gwen. i can already tell that i'm going to enjoy hearing about your trip.

alexandria said...

Your description put such a lovely image in my mind. I hope you are having a wonderful time...I'm pretty sure that's the case! Beautiful Polaroid.

emily said...

sounds like heaven. and your friends have excellent taste in real estate!

Anna said...

perfect, indeed.

Caroline said...

It looks wonderful!

jen said...

sounds like perfection to me. oh, i want to go back right now!

abby try again said...

Gwen-love this post!
France is the only place where I ever ate a regular breakfast :)
I can't wait to see all of your lovely photos and read your words about your adventure.
Thanks for sharing with us.

Pravina Studio said...

that sounds absolutely perfect. i'm loving your photos and i can't wait to see more!

lisa s said...

it's amazing to get to slow down and eat breakfast.... always feels like a treat. and how could it not be great in paris?

wecouldgrowup2gether said...

im slowing falling in love with bugheart the blog ... :)

Isabelle said...

Oh man, this is my idea of heaven. When we were in Paris we would go out early to buy croissants and baguette too. I wish I could have a Paris breakfast every morning ... though I would probably gain a lot of weight.

babelfish said...

When I'm on holiday I feel the same, breakfasts are so special when you take it in a leisurely way watching the world go by...refreshing!