Decorno got mail this morning:
I’m in Paris, then off to Lyon, Marseille, Cassis, Cammargue and St. Tropez. Would you mind asking your savvy and saucy readers about sources and products they like in France for home-related items?
Thanks, ma chere.
So, friends - any advice for Sally? (I have only been to Paris once, so I am clearly no expert.)
I loved walking around Marais, and THIS is a good guide.
And for flea markets you can certainly go to Marche aux Puces de St-Ouen, but I like the Port de Vanves market. It's smaller, less expensive and more of a treasure hunt. You can get info HERE..
(Man, just typing that made me feel like THIS kind of a white person.)
Oh, I also think that the food is pretty terrible in Paris. Just sayin'. Unless you have a good short list to work from naming the better bistros and "fine dining" restaurants (I hate the phrase "fine dining") then you need to get creative in your hunt for food. Our best meal while there was Chinese.
Good luck and have fun! I thought Paris was going to be overrated. I was wrong. It was just as amazing as everyone jaws on about.
Tuesday, April 8, 2008