An intimate Saint Sylvester in Paris


  Every household in Paris has a “poussette de marché”. This essential utensil can make or break a family!

IMG_4232I am all geared up for my expedition. But first, i have to extend my New Year wishes to our dear concierge Mme Gomes who decorated the hall with great taste. La conciège is an emblematic figure in our daily life when living in Paris. I suspect ours is the one who inspired the french novelist Muriel Barbery when writing The Elegance of the Hedgehog.

IMG_4233My destination: La Rue Daguerre

IMG_4244This boulangerie is a piece of art.

IMG_4241The delicacy of the ceiling can hint to the quality of their merchandise

IMG_4240Individual “Bûches de Noel”

IMG_4242 The “baguette de tradition française” is made from wheat flour, water, yeast, and common salt.The word “baguette” was not used to refer to a type of bread until 1920. Today, there is a distinction between “la baguette” and “la tradition”.

IMG_4243 1.20 euro for a tradition and 0.90 for a baguette

IMG_4245Les fromages are much written about. One must know their menu and their wine in order to harmonize the proper cheese that would go with it.


Foie Gras is a must on French tables on the Saint Sylvester and to my surprise there is no controversy what so ever around the issue.

IMG_4235Couldn’t help to pause if front of this ad

IMG_4249Just checking to see if nothing is missing

IMG_4252Every thing seems to be there

IMG_4251We all know that, before a cosy dinner, one needs some pampering …

IMG_4259Tartare de saumon made by your humble servant

IMG_4256Oyster while listening to Mr Hollande’s wishes

TourEiffel.jpgand at midnight, a salute to my favorite Lady.

IMG_5515It was a lovely evening and I had all my family and friends in my thoughts.

“Imminent boarding for Flight 2015, Destination: Happiness! Length of the flight 365 days, luggage allowance: health, prosperity, bliss, and Love.”

I wish you, mes chéris,  a very Happy New Year!


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