September 9, 2011 by Robin Plaskoff Horton
A friend of a friend offered to let me stay in her stylish little Paris apartment and who was I to refuse. But no one mentioned that the petit gem was flanked on either side by terraces–one in the back with its natural canopy of vines, and one in front overlooking the rooftops of Paris. Moments after my arrival, the welcoming party arrived in the form of a well fed cat who let himself in through the open terrace door.
A small bistro table and chairs where I plan to enjoy tomorrow’s breakfast on the back terrace, shaded by the arbor’s overhead vines.
Gazing out the kitchen window while I was making myself a cup of coffee, I realized I was staring at the top of the Eiffel Tower. After dark, I was treated to the tower’s night time flashing light show. A view with a room.
In an effort to fend off jet lag, I explored the neighborhood this afternoon and picked up some essentials including my favorite cheese (Caprice des Dieux), a baguette, a chocolate eclair, and a bottle of well-priced Rosé from Bandol.
Dinner in and early to bed as tomorrow I head to the Maison et Objet Outdoor/Indoor design fair to check out the new hot trends.
Goodnight Paris, see you in the morning.