Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Almost There/Giveaway!

I've been perusing the Internet lately, and I've found out all sorts of goodies happening in Paris while I'm there... Here are two biggies...

Paris Fashion Week starts Sept. 28.
Unfortunately (or maybe fortunately for Scott) the shows I would have "stood outside the entrance to try and see the rich and famous" are a couple days after we leave... Chanel, Louis Vuitton, Hermès, and Valentino.  
Truth be told, I would have been watching for Rachel Zoe, as well as Lagerfeld and Marc Jacobs... but I digress...

Karl Lagerfeld is having an exhibition of his photography.  We aren't sure how to get tickets, but we are going to try. Take a look on Chanel's website... (couldn't get the Link button to work)

I found an incredible bar online, and I HOPE to have the nerve to try and go.  The cocktails are 15-25€ each, but you get to sit and stare as long as you like... hours even... what will I be staring at????? 
 See here. 
 It's on the 34th floor... in a part of town I don't think I've ever been to, but maybe, just maybe, we'll give it a go.  Scott says 'no way'. Then I reminded him that when we go to Las Vegas, our gambling limit is $20 each (for our entire stay) and he has no problem losing that much money in 10 minutes, so why is he objecting to paying this for one glass of champagne, in Paris, with a view to never be equaled?  He did not follow my logic.  

Truth be told, I know the reason he doesn't want to go... can't wear jeans, and you have to get past someone before you are allowed in.  What am I thinking anyway... I don't have the nerve either.  Just in case, I'm sneaking his black dress pants and shoes into my bag. Wow... now I gotta pack my heels!

Now... the giveaway... it's really simple.  The first ten people that comment on this post, will receive a postcard from Paris!  I will post the winners tomorrow.  If your name is posted, it's your responsibility to email me your address immediately.  I plan to send these cards out right away. 
Voila... that's it!  If you aren't already a follower, I would love it if you would become one. Your chances of winning are huge, because I usually only get 8 comments or so per post... ready, set, go!

Scott and I have so many things on our 'list' of things to do, that it's overwhelming.  Here are some highlights we hope not to miss.

Go to the Ham Fair (flea market) that I mentioned a few posts back.  It takes place on an island in the Seine, where this was painted!!!  Don't you love the sense of history!!!!

Step into a few museums.

Relax in 'one' of our favorite parks.

Go here our first night, have some wine at our favorite place, Le Deauville, and eat the most fabulous shrimp pizza you can imagine, at a place I can't ever remember the name of, but I know it when I see it.

Buy a book or two. Don't you think our grandkids need to be exposed to the french language???

Eat a crepe.  

Eat somewhere mysterious.  Did you notice I've mentioned eating three times already?

Cook Heat up something here...(food again).

Sit here...

...and enjoy the view right out my window.

So whenever if I blog, it will be from that room above.

Au revoir!


Dawn said...

Hoping you have a wonderful trip...and I think I might get a postcard from Paris!!

High Heeled Life said...

Oh I'm so excited for you!!! Have a wonderful time my friend!!! And I hope you and Scott get to enjoy that fabulous view.. GO FOR IT You are in Paris!!

Hoping I'm one of the first 10 ... I would love to receive a post card from you!! Ahhh Paris!!!! XO HHL

Diane said...

The twinkling lights of the Eiffel Tower, the music, the beauty, the wine, the food, the art and fashion, ... that amazing apartment ... love and romance -- the adventure, and all the memories yet to be made are awaiting you and Scott. Enjoy.

Wishing you the best get-away ever!

I hope you celebrate life with a glass of champagne on the 34th floor. It looks divine.

I love postcards. :)

Cathi said...

Definitely go to the 34th floor for that glass of champagne and have a wonderful time!!! Very excited for you both!

I would love a postcard from Paris! xxoo :)

*Simply Colette* said...

Yea! I can't wait to get my second postcard from you from Paris! How could I have missed your upcoming trip on my Parisian envy post.. think I got distracted by the chicken, going back to edit now and put you & giveaway on it! :)


Barb said...

Have a Nutella Crepe for me and enjoy Paris!

mya said...

Please do not even think about the number of times you eat, remember you are experiencing this for all of us too. However, you might better count the glasses of bubbly.
I am so happy for the two of you, and I know we all look forward to your pictures and comments.I want to know if macrons taste as good as they look.
If I am in time to receive a post card, I will be delighted and will look forward to that also. (the word verification I received was "timen" - omen?

Parisienne Farmgirl said...

OH MY GOSH! I am actually crying.
Sorry, I am just plain jealous. I have been twice in the fall and the new chill in the air in the mornings reminds me of walks along the canal St. Martin... and cafe au lait under heaters...


Yes, you dear sweet thing, thanks for the perfume reminder. One of each if you would be so kind. Email me to confirm you got this and I will shoot you the details again.

God bless you!

JBeaudetStudios said...

Have a wonderful time! I'm a little jealous but I can enjoy Paris via your posts! I can't wait to see them. Make sure you don't go hungry over there.:) Take care!Jennifer

Andrea - Faded Plains said...

I'm so excited for you both...I hope you have the best time!

BonjourRomance said...

Bonjour Teri,
Just a few more days. The weather this week has been gorgeous, rain and a gréve (ah, the French life) expected tomorrow, then by Friday all clear blue skies and all Moetro and buses running uninterrupted! ok, that is Mimi's update, live from Paris!
You may try the FNAC ( - billets) site for ticket to the Lagerfeld exhibition.
Hope you received my email. We would love to meet up!
Will talk soon.

Deanne said...

What fabulous plans! Go for it! Paris awaits! Love, Deanne ps-don't forget your cigarette holder for a great photo op!

Meagan said...

Have a great time. I can't wait to read about your adventures!!

"E" said...

Teri- I love your blog :-) and I love Paris! Getting engaged there in May was a dream come true....and I always love looking at your pics :-). I hope I score a postcard!!! Regardless, I will anxiously await your updates and pics while you are in the city we love!

Girl Meets Paris said...

Keep commenting...some of these are family members that are getting a postcard anyway!


A Tale of Two Cities said...

I just got back from a 4 day weekend in Paris, where the weather was absolutely gorgeous!! Hope you find some of the same. There is a huge Monet exhibit at the Grand Palais that just opened which will be wildly popular, so buy tickets before you show up at the door. I have a yummy tarte citron at Eric Kayser this time--highly recommended! And Printemps is having a Printemps loves NY promotion that is so much fun. I hope to post pictures soon of my weekend. My purchase this trip was a Longchamps bag--I love their things! Wishing you a bon voyage.....


char said...

Lexi and I will anxiously be looking for our "family member" postcard.

Jenny said...

AACCKK! My computer has been all glitchy and I just now have gotten online after 3 days of no blogs and I think I just missed your comment count. But I have actually had the dear pleasure of receiving a postcard from Paris so I will refrain if need be. And I must say your plans sound fab and your view is to die for. Have a dreamy blessed time.

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