Monday, October 27, 2008

Farewell, Paris

A few last views of beautiful Paris...

To celebrate my departure, my dad treated us to lunch at my favorite Paris restaurant, Le Congrès at the Porte d'Auteuil. I had 12 oysters and chocolate mousse for dessert - with a glass of champagne of course.

31 comments:

Here, There, Elsewhere... and more said...

Beautiful post - what a fine way to say "au-revoir Paris" - California, how exciting, wish I were heading there right now, we are to have snow here tomorrow..! I believe every ending is simply a new beginning...
Hope you enjoy your new life..:)

Merruli said...

I wish you all the best in your Californian life, I hope your stay will be a pleasant one with your dreams and needs fullfilled.
I'm sure you'll find beautiful sides of Californian life to show us.

My Castle in Spain said...

this is a lovely way to say au-revoir to your beloved Paris but i'm sure so many great adventures are awaiting you in California...
Bon voyage and have a safe trip !!

MISS GLITZY said...

So farewell Miss, have a safe trip. I look forward to read about your new life in California. Ce n'est qu'un au revoir...

limonana said...

ahhh...what a perfect way to end a perfect trip!

tangobaby said...

Oh, I'm sad you're leaving Paris for California, but you know what they say, you'll always have Paris!

I'll look forward to seeing So. Cal. through your eyes.

jo said...

mary-laure!!! por qué te mudas a california!!? te deseo lo mejor de lo mejor en esta nueva etapa!

un abrazo grande, grande

muralimanohar said...

Yeah, if you are moving to the LA area from Paris, you are going to get REALLY homesick. Wow. Hope you find other adventures to compensate! :p

Anonymous said...

oh my god...my heart stopped...i can't believe you are leaving paris....not forever, j'espère!!!!

xxnancy

artycho said...

All the best to you Mary-Laure somehow it feels you're going so far...but thanks to the amazing virtual world will still be in touch!

Kwana said...

Beautiful photos. I feel like I'm saying goodbye too. We are lucky to have you in the US. Too bad it's the wrong coast. Darn sunny California. I'm wishing you the best. Can't wait to see the the pics. I will miss Paris so much.

sealaura said...

what beautiful parting photos. I can't wait to see your prespective on california.

Hila said...

Mary-Laure, are you leaving for good?
Have a safe flight :)

karina said...

Que ridiculo, me da nostalgia que dejes Paris!!!!
Siento que te voy a extrañar, estos dias todo me da nostalgia.
Espero que pases momentos maravillosos en California!!!!!!

Chezsiam said...

In the tones of the romance, very beautiful light in one very harmony .

Rina said...

Beautiful Paris indeed!
I love chocolate mousse, I put in on my list of guiltiest pleasures hahah, I could eat chocolate mousse all my life and everytime, and why not champagne too ahah, take care and have a nice trip!

A World in a PAN said...

Exciting times! Enjoy.

Jennifer Elaine said...

California will be beautiful through your eyes as Paris has been. What a courageous move. I await your next post...

Hey Harriet said...

I'm looking forward to your Californian postings. I'll miss the glimpses of Paris that you've kindly & so beautifully shared, but I'm keen to see California through your eyes. Have a safe trip :)

jean-louis said...

Moi,son pere, je tiens a rassurer tous ceux qui s'inquietent pour Mary-Laure. Je sais qu'elle est super reflechie dans ses actes et je sais aussi que si elle a choisi la CA au lieu de Cambridge MA elle nous le dira peut-etre un de ces jours...

gracia said...

A fitting and beautiful farewell... with chocolate mousse!

Esti said...

te deseo lo mejor!

miss cavendish said...

What lovely au revoir photos . . . I hope that California is wonderful for you!

Jaimee said...

How fabulous!
Do you mind me living vicariously through your European travels?!?
Gorgeous photos too!

Anonymous said...

Hasta luego!

willow said...

I would be sad to leave Paris, too, but your farewell lunch sounds just perfect. Looking forward to posts on your new west coast life.

Mary-Laure said...

TANGOBABY - as you are a Northern Californian, I am sure you view my love of LA with some skepticism, huh...

JO - bueno, tenia que empezar una nueva vida... un dia te contare.

KWANA - the "wrong coast"?! Is that what you New Yorkers call the West coast? Tell Jack this is a super dog-friendly place..

HILA - we'll see, my dear...

jo said...

igual que a karina, a mí también me da nostalgia que te marches u_u

sea la razón que sea, como lo he dicho arriba, desde el fondo de mi corazón, te deseo lo mejor y que esta nueva vida sea tal y como la haz soñado!

abrazos suecos para ti!!

Bonbon Oiseau said...

ooo-bon voyage a little late but welcome to here....xodeb

Mary-Laure said...

JO - muchisimas gracias por tus palabras tan lindas y carinosas... Tu comentario me emociono mucho.

Vanessa said...

Late to the party, but wishing you well just the same in the move across the pond. Pity I won't catch you in your Paris! I am spending more time there in the coming month.

Viel Glueck!