Not Martha

You guys I’m in Paris!

image uploaded from my iPhone to Flickr and on to this here blog

Here is the view from the apartment we’ve rented, complete with the
horn players who were playing when we arrived.

· comments [37] · 02-20-2010 · categories:uncategorized ·

37 responses so far ↓

  • 1 betty // Feb 20, 2010 at 11:03 am

    Really, what could be better? Gray and rainy Paris, with mood music. Have a wonderful time!

  • 2 Paola // Feb 20, 2010 at 11:15 am

    Ooh, have fun… what neighbourhood are you in? Do you need sightseeing tips?

  • 3 Julie // Feb 20, 2010 at 11:20 am

    Jealous! Completely jealous. Still, I hope you have a blast!

  • 4 Megan // Feb 20, 2010 at 11:29 am

    Betty – Luckily most of today was sunny and warmer than expected, so we spent as much of it wandering around outdoors as we could.

    Paola – We are in Marais, very close to the famous falafel place (and we keep seeing people wandering past with warm falafel). Today we walked to Notre Dame, over to the Louvre and through the Tuileries, then down Rue de Rivoli through Les Halles (ick), then home with stops for BHV, Muji and groceries. It was nice out so we didn’t want to spend time inside museums just yet.

    Any suggestions on places to see and shop and eat are very welcome!

  • 5 Monique // Feb 20, 2010 at 12:05 pm

    I would love to know where you are and if you love it..we are looking now:) Don’t quite know where to stay..Have fun!

  • 6 alexandra // Feb 20, 2010 at 12:19 pm

    you need to go to Marche St Pierre at Montmartre. it’s the fabric/sewing district of paris. i looooove it. and La Droguerie at 9 Rue du Jour in the 1st district. its an amazing craft shop with all kinds of wools and knitting supplies and buttons and beads (lots of beads) and tons of other stuff. definitely one of my favorite shops. and you need to have hot chocolate at Le Crillon at the place de la concorde. (a bit pricey but well worth it=) and eat macarons from la duree. and go shopping at place des vosges and rue des francs bourgeois. have fun!!!

  • 7 Shayna // Feb 20, 2010 at 12:22 pm

    Oh wow, I’m so jealous! I loved the views from Montmartre…last time I was there we had the happy accident of falling upon an artisan food festival! Goat cheese….yum. Have a blast!

  • 8 Sarah @ Daily Nibbles // Feb 20, 2010 at 1:10 pm

    Ooohh! Have fun…..I wish I was in Paris. I had my first falafel there years ago. I love the crepes with sucre in the Latin Quarter too. Versailles is an incredible place to visit. It’s just outside of Paris.

  • 9 lolliejean // Feb 20, 2010 at 3:28 pm

    Rawk! Have fun babe.

  • 10 Celeste // Feb 20, 2010 at 3:58 pm

    I have just met your blog….but I am so jealous that you are in Paris, the most beautiful city in the world. If you tell me the horn players were playing some version of ‘La Vie en rose’ and I’ll have to kill myself…

  • 11 Tina // Feb 20, 2010 at 6:01 pm

    I loved Paris! Have a wonderful trip!

  • 12 Aimee // Feb 20, 2010 at 6:42 pm


    le sigh.

    Have some crepes Grand Marnier for us, oui?

  • 13 Miss Kathy // Feb 20, 2010 at 6:51 pm

    If I were in Paris I’d be on the lookout for these solid perfume sticks:
    and I would take my nose over to Serge Lutens’ digs over at Les Salons du Palais-Royal Shiseido at les Jardins du Palais-Royal, 142 Galerie de Valois, 1er, Louvre/Tuileries, Paris
    * Phone: 01-49-27-09-09

  • 14 zon // Feb 20, 2010 at 6:52 pm

    I’m so jealous!! Do let us know what agency you used to book the apartment and what you think of it!

  • 15 Susan Petersen // Feb 20, 2010 at 7:04 pm

    super jealous

  • 16 my spatula // Feb 20, 2010 at 7:10 pm

    ohhhhh! how i miss my paris!

  • 17 oregoncoastgirl // Feb 20, 2010 at 8:19 pm

    I totally nerdy squee’d for you when I read that. Have a great time!

  • 18 jo-anne // Feb 20, 2010 at 10:44 pm

    We’re staying in the Marais for a week at the end of April. Looking forward to hearing about your adventures!

  • 19 herschel // Feb 21, 2010 at 7:24 am

    you must try to find alain millat juices — they are like drinking the whole fruit! i’ve never experiences anything as fresh and vibrant and truly fruit-like in juice form!

  • 20 Jessica // Feb 21, 2010 at 8:59 am

    So incredible! I bet having that view is surreal!

  • 21 Beth // Feb 21, 2010 at 9:30 am

    Have a wonderful time! How long is your visit? I’ll be in your fair city, Seattle, next week to see my DD.
    Beth, your blog fan

  • 22 ansley // Feb 21, 2010 at 10:26 am

    Woo hoo!

    You probably already have these on your list:
    Musée d’Orsay
    Centre Pompidou

    Also, ex-patriot British bars have excellent beer.

  • 23 Julie // Feb 21, 2010 at 2:26 pm

    Wow – so exciting!! I’m jealous!!

  • 24 Carrie // Feb 21, 2010 at 6:33 pm

    I can’t wait to read about your adventures! Have a fabulous time.

  • 25 Ryan // Feb 21, 2010 at 7:07 pm

    FANTASTIC! Enjoy your holiday. I’m totally jealous :o)

  • 26 candybeans // Feb 21, 2010 at 8:37 pm

    you two must walk around the quartier latin, and if the weather is as beautiful as you say, the Jardin Luxembourg is a must (not that you didn’t know that already). I went to a restaurant in the 5th named Au Pere Louis where i had an unbelievable cassoulet, and my friends also ate very well.

  • 27 jeannette // Feb 21, 2010 at 9:50 pm

    Je suis jalouse!!!! What ‘arrondissement’ are staying in?

  • 28 Michelle // Feb 21, 2010 at 11:52 pm

    I would like to say that I am beyond jealous. Enjoy every moment.

  • 29 Lynn // Feb 22, 2010 at 2:21 am

    Lucky you! I love le Marais!
    There’s a brilliant little Italian café with fabulous home-cooked food VERY close to where you are, by the sound of it – Angela Caffè in the rue des Étouffes:

  • 30 talida // Feb 22, 2010 at 11:58 am

    I was just there and can still taste Paris! I hope it’s warmer for you than it was for me last week. I wish I could be back :)

  • 31 megan b. // Feb 22, 2010 at 12:21 pm

    tres jealous. have a great time you two!

  • 32 Seanna Lea // Feb 22, 2010 at 2:58 pm

    That’s great. It looks like a great spot for morning site seeing (just poke the head out of the window).

  • 33 Fahm // Feb 22, 2010 at 3:44 pm

    Trying again, hope this doesn’t double-post.

    So jealous… we stayed at the Marais last year and found the restaurants at Rue Dupetit-Thouars to have excellent food, great service, and good value. The atmosphere is very friendly, cute, and cozy. Brunch at Cafe Creme is a must if you’re around on Sunday. Mapped here:,+paris,+france&sll=48.858673,2.358456&sspn=0.00516,0.009624&ie=UTF8&hq=&hnear=41+Rue+de+Bretagne,+75003+Paris,+Ile-de-France,+France&ll=48.864072,2.367983&spn=0,359.990376&z=17&layer=c&cbll=48.864942,2.362661&panoid=4gHYm3Ibq_h-hPgVjpzntg&cbp=12,109.92,,0,15.09

  • 34 redmenace // Feb 22, 2010 at 8:23 pm

    Have soooo much fun!!!!! What a great view. You’ve got me and K talking. Europe may be on the menu. Very soon. xoxoxoxo

  • 35 francesca too // Feb 23, 2010 at 6:21 am

    Have fun and eat delicious food.

  • 36 Elaina // Feb 23, 2010 at 10:22 pm

    One day you’re making sausage balls. The next you’re in Paris. Enjoy! I’d recommend places to go, eat, see and do, but it’s been 18 years since I studied there. Dang I’m old. Don’t miss the pain au raisins. mmm. oh – and the Orangerie art gallery.

  • 37 Lydia, Clueless Crafter // Feb 26, 2010 at 6:32 am

    Saw notmartha in a Twitter follow we were both in and realized I could not not get acquainted with your world.

    I don’t know, though, things are looking pretty much perfect in Paris. Meanwhile, I’m making unholy hole-ridden scarves in Manhattan;-)

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