Rosemary Mac Cabe

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Paris in springtime. . .

Well, not quite, as it is only February, after all. But I am here! In gay Paris!The first thing that strikes you about Paris is that everybody is very stylish; it’s a cliché, but most clichés have a small element …

Thu, Feb 4, 2010, 13:43

   

Well, not quite, as it is only February, after all. But I am here! In gay Paris!The first thing that strikes you about Paris is that everybody is very stylish; it’s a cliché, but most clichés have a small element of truth, and here it is. Parisian women are all long limbs, longer hair and coordinated clothing. Double-breasted, navy coats with gold army-inspired buttons, skinny jeans and ankle boots – it’s all tailoring over here, baby, and it is beautiful.

Staying at Le Regent Hotel in the sixth arondissement in St Germain, which is really lovely – quaint, with a traditional old Parisian feel to it. Our room is suitably small for the price (€130 a night), but really quite lovely, and himself is currently napping beside me (a 4am start does not a productive day make).This afternoon, we wandered around St Germain, which is an area I don’t know very well. My sister used to live on Rue Oberkampf, so I know that quite well (great cafés and even better bars), but this is a whole new world to me, and a really lovely one.

Then we headed over to the Centre Georges Pompidou, where we sat in Café Beauborg and watched the world go by. €5.50 for a cup of coffee, but it makes for great people-watching. While we were there we did the most French of things, and snacked on macaroons while passing comment on the chic passers by.

macaroons.jpgVia Ms Glaze