October 10, 2009

McLouvre?

Posted in Art, France, Paris, Pop culture, Travel tagged , , , , , , at 10:53 pm by Skybluepink

If you’ve been to France lately, especially Paris, this news is not all that shocking. Sad perhaps, but not shocking. It appears a McDonalds is opening in the “mini-mall” underneath the Louvre…not in the Louvre as many have reported. The “mall”  or Carrousel du Louvre  is home to a Starbucks, Virgin Megastore and a Sephora, to mention a few.

McDonalds became a second home of sorts for my boyfriend, who lived in Paris for two months earlier this year–it was one of the only places he could find a reliable wifi connection in the entire city! I’ve been lucky enough to visit Paris on several occasions, most recently in April of this year when I joined my afore mentioned paramour for an amazing adventure. I was surprised to learn just how imbedded McDonalds has become in Parisian life. They are everywhere and always packed–the French love their “McDo”!

It is truly magical when you journey under the pyramid to enter the Louvre, especially in the evening. It certainly can’t be enhanced with a drive-thru window or super-sizing the Mona Lisa.

An evening at the Louvre, April 2009

An evening at the Louvre, April 2009

June 9, 2009

The perfect pocket-sized pet

Posted in animals, Cute, Paris tagged , , , , at 11:18 pm by Skybluepink

I’m back from the trip of  a lifetime. I truly had the most amazing time in Paris and look forward to blogging about it all soon. In the meantime, I’ll post the random, the bizarre and the interesting until I have collected my thoughts and photos.

I came across this cute little critter over the weekend on Cute Overload…the Pygmy Jerboa…the perfect pocket-sized pet.

Pygmy Jerboa

Pygmy Jerboa

March 11, 2009

Paris in the spring time…

Posted in Art, Fashion, Food, France, love, Paris, Travel, vacation tagged , , , , , , , , , , at 9:39 pm by Skybluepink

New adventures are on the horizon and, as of April 6, I’ll be in Paris for almost one month…yes…I’m excited! I’ve been to Paris before, it’s an amazing city, but each trip was short–a few days to madly dash around and see as much of the city as possible. After three separate trips I still have so much to see and experience in Paris. My boyfriend has rented an apartment in the heart of the city and we’re looking forward to immersing ourselves in the culture…the real Paris.

So this is where you come in. I’m asking for audience participation here…if you’ve been to Paris and have a favourite restaurant, park, gallery, store, museum, market—tell me about it. I’m not talking the Louvre or the Eiffel Tower (don’t get me wrong, I can’t wait to visit the Louvre again), I’m looking for the places that the locals love. Places that you’ve been to, fell in love with, that aren’t in the tourist guides.

Photos from previous trips…

 

The MetroLouvre-2003