Saturday, December 09, 2006

Lipstick & Magazines #65: Foreign

Having just returned from my first trip to both London and Paris, I'm doing everything possible to hang on to the *travel magic*... what a lovely experience. Here are a few of my faves, many of which were suggested by my very cultured friends, some of which, of course, involve the books read along the way, in questionably comfortable beds and on flights filled with adorable (crying) toddlers:

*Fingersmith by Sarah Waters - recommended by the perfectly cast kooky glasses and fly-away hair (no, not me) bookseller at Red Wheelbarrow Bookstore in Paris. I'm now ready to read all her books...

*Laduree's raspberry macarons. Simply ridiculous.

*The Manet to Picasso exhibit at the National Gallery in London.

*Yes, the bone marrow salad at St. John

*Musee Rodin

*The jewelry at Sic Amor on 10 rue du Pont Louis-Philippe in the Marais district of Paris. I could live in here.

*The Parisian chick lit novel Left Bank, bought purely for the cover shown here, designed by letterpress stationary company Hello Lucky.

*The supremely filling lunch at Books for Cooks test kitchen - sweet potato and red lentil soup with lime and creme fraiche, cabbage and feta filo with a salad, and blueberry buttermilk cake. For 7 pounds!

*Aimless wandering with no email or cell phone...

Can you tell I'm ready for the next trip?

1 comment:

marielle said...

Sounds like a *wonderful* trip.