This morning I took the metro down to the sixth arrondisement. This is where I usually stay, and I missed it this trip. While the Ile Saint Louis is beautiful, it's also incredibly noisy and you actually hear English spoken more than you do French. It was a good opportunity to stay in an apartment for a change, but I plan to go back to the sixth on my next visit. I love the close proximity to Luxembourg Gardens, which, in my opinion, is the best park in Paris. First, though, I stopped for my favorite breakfast of pain au escargot and chocolat chaud.
My favorite flower vendor is there, too. It's just a small stand, but they always have the best flowers. This morning, I stopped and told her so, and she gave me the biggest smile!
There are also some charming children's boutiques here, and since I was looking for something special for my little neighbor bebe, Dylan, I stopped into one. The lovely and helpful Tatiana waited on me, and she could not have been nicer. Thank you, Tatiana!
There's a new dog boutique in town, and I bought Rose and Coco some trendy bandanas. This sweet greyhound had just visited.
I had more stops to make, including a lunch break (ham and butter on baguette, eaten while sitting on a bench people-watching), before I finally had almost more than I could carry back to the Metro and home.
Goodbye, Paris. I'll be back.