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Priscilla, Christine, Elizabeth, Lisa at Café de Flore 2008

Priscilla, Christine, Elizabeth, Lisa at Café de Paris 2008

…for Europe! The long awaited day is here. I am headed to my favorite city Paris, but that’s not all folks. I am also headed to Nice, Monte Carlo, Milan and Venice. Pinch me; am I dreaming? I’m finally seeing some places that have eluded me in my previous travels. What makes this trip extra special are the Gal Pals who will be joining me on this adventure. Elizabeth, Christine and Lisa are veterans of the trip, and we welcome the addition of new Gal Karen to the mix.

There will be something for everyone:

Elizabeth wants to eat at l’Ami Louis; a special restaurant her father has been to many times and recommended it to us.

Christine wants to shop for her little daughter at Paris’ largest and oldest toy store – Au Nain Bleu.

Karen wants to experience our favorite cafés – Café de Paris and Café de Flore.

Lisa wants to meet me in Milan and go to Venice with me. She does NOT want to ride the gondola with me, but she will. She will try to avoid shoe shopping, but will be unsuccessful no matter what she claims.

Me? I am happy to experience it all and document it for you readers. I will have many firsts; my first stay at The Four Seasons Paris, my first trips to Nice, Monte Carlo, Venice and The Four Seasons Milan. I have dreamed of riding a gondola in Venice my whole life so let’s hope it’s not raining! I also can’t wait to see old friends in Paris and new ones at my Paris 2013 Tweetup at the bar at Le China.

One thing is for sure – we will have a load of laughs and feel very blessed to be on this trip together.



  • Angeline
    Posted at 11:00h, 22 January Reply

    This sounds like an amazing trip! I can’t wait to hear how it goes. You have me excited to be planning my first trip to Europe!

  • Carol Ruffo
    Posted at 08:26h, 22 January Reply

    I am so jealous….love to live vicariously thru your fun travels! Hope to get back to Paris someday soon.

    • Weekend In Paris
      Posted at 09:56h, 22 January Reply


      I hope you make it back to Paris someday soon! I would be happy to be your tour guide along with your good buddy Mary Ann!

      Let me know when you are ready and off we go…

      Thanks for following my blog and taking the time to comment.


  • trishgillis
    Posted at 07:17h, 22 January Reply

    Have fun! Anticipating updates – and pix of purchases!

    • Weekend In Paris
      Posted at 10:00h, 22 January Reply

      Hi Trish!

      Will mostly be Tweeting updates, but will try to post something along the way. 🙂


  • 52martinis
    Posted at 02:42h, 22 January Reply

    See you soon! 🙂

    • Weekend In Paris
      Posted at 06:09h, 22 January Reply


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