Monday, November 17, 2008

Cheers!



Today, with any luck at all, Karen, Peter and I will be in Jardins des Tuilieries,  sitting in the chairs below, sipping a little of the above.  La vie est tres bonne!

Top photo:  Highlands Bar and Grill on Birmingham's  southside. This is the flagship restaurant of Chef Frank Stitt. When you come to Birmingham, you must eat here. Mary, next time we will!
Bottom Photo:  The fountain, Jardins de Tuileries, March 2007

My friend D.C. Confidential has graciously consented to blogsit for me while I'm gone.  Should Blogger send the gremlins out, she will fix it right up. You just never know. Thanks, J.!


I am in Paris this week.   I am preposting my blog entries.  Each day I am including a photo from my trip to Paris in March 2007 ,  in addition to my Birmingham photo.  I may from time to time leave a comment from Paris.  Thanks for stopping by!

The Tune du Jour is on the sidebar this week.  Enjoy!

28 comments:

Olivier said...

" La vie est tres bonne!" le bonheur d'etre à Paris et de profiter. En plus avec Peter comme guide, tu vas decouvrir un autre Paris....

Rakesh Vanamali said...

Great! I'm sure you are glad to have gotten there!

I liked the second picture! It conveys a sense of ease!

Cheers

Peter said...

The bottle is in the fridge!

Bibi said...

I'm with you in spirit. Lovely photos!

jill said...

Well at this very moment it's 9:50 a.m. Paris time. So I am imagining you deplaning with a really big smile on your face!!

Abraham Lincoln said...

Have fun.

babooshka said...

Is that chair for me? Odd isn't it ususlly you are 4-5 hours behind me, now you are on Paris time and an hour in front. Now don't start that wine without me. Hope you are enjoying all.

Webradio said...

Hello Virginia !

Découvre bien Paris, et profites-en...
A bientôt !

Marie-Noyale said...

No wonder you found your suitcase too small!! Those bottles must have taken a lot of space!!!
"A votre sante" "Cheers"
I love those chairs!

Rambling Round said...

Great places to sit! Enjoy!

Knoxville Girl said...

stopping in to say belated bon voyage - I hope you have a wonderful time in Paris! Can't wait to see your new photos!

Mary said...

Wow, this week is going to be like a double-retrospective for me. I remember seeing those champagne bottles last week and have such fond memories of having dessert at the sister restaurant next door, Chez Fonfon. According to the Paris webcams it looks like a decent first day...hugs all around!
xx,
M

Tanya said...

Have a drink for me :)

Karen said...

Hope you enjoy the day and the wine. Hope the weather stays nice for you.

I'm 28 days behind you.

D.C. Confidential said...

I'm pleased to report the blog is behaving well. Intelligence sources indicate rumors of a party later this week, but I am squashing that rumor with my superior blogging skills. There will be no unchaperoned parties on my watch!

Beautiful photos today. Can't wait to see the rest! (Well, okay, I could cheat and peek early, having blogsitting privileges and all. But I won't.) :-)

- J

Petrea said...

I'm having fun already. I've never been to Birmingham and I've only been to Paris once, but this view of the Tuileries is one I know and love.

Melissa said...

Hi Mums,

Hope you all made it safely. When you get to Montparnasse cemetery say hello to Serge Gainsbourg for me! Is the weather okay? What yummy food have you eaten? Everyone here is fine, right now Davis is vacuuming with his Batman mask on! Nothing like cleaning up incognito.

Try to go to Isle St. Louis, we did not make it last time. Also the famous Pain Polaine bakery!

xo,

Melissa

Laurie said...

I'm imagining you relaxing with a glass of wine right now! Take a million pictures, Virginia! We all wish we were with you!

Snapper said...

I love the twin cities photos. Hope you're having fun!

Marguerite-Marie said...

have a good week in Paris . I like very much the two chairs waiting for tired walkers.
Welcome bienvenue en France!!!

marley said...

I'm guessing its the biggest bottle that you'll be drinking!

Hope D.C keeps things in order ;)

Steve Buser said...

Je vous souhaite un temps joyeux à Paris

Z said...

Have a great time and a safe journey!

babooshka said...

Are we there yet?

Katie said...

I'm right there with you V! Love these photos -- your new ones will be awesome I just know!

Foodimentary said...

the photo is great

do the can can for me.

sondha said...

It offers a marvelous sense of peace!!

tr3nta said...

beautiful shot... so romantic!... perfect place for a coffee...