This year, it's like we're stuck in February and there's no end in sight. The only dress I've worn in the past 6 months is the same one sweater dress that I have worn a thousand times already, and I've outworn all my scarves and my jackets have buttons missing from being OVER-WORN. AND I'M SICK OF IT! May is next week and I'm still wearing ear muffs to ride home so my ears don't fall off!!
Sorry about my anger. I have an extreme aversion and hatred towards cold.
On Easter, I tried to wear a dress & heels and nearly froze to death. Thought my legs were just going to freeze into place while I was riding my bike home from church, and I'd just fall over from inability to pedal.
Easter was pretty much yesterday so this is still seasonally applicable. Let me tell you about it. First of all, I was stressed out over the fact that Easter Sunday had arrived and I had not yet secured some delicious Easter chocolate. It's an unbearable kind of stress. Most places are closed on Sunday, so I figured this would be the case with the chocolate stores, but they made an exception for Easter, understanding that it was their DUTY as a chocolate shop to provide us with animal-shaped chocolates.
I headed to Rue Cler an hour before church and let the shopping begin. Clearly this place remembered me from last year and made their advertisements specifically to beckon me forth.
I opted for an assorted bag of chocolate eggs and a chocolate chicken! Because how often can you get a chocolate chicken??
On to spot #2. Awwww how cute are they?? Little individual hand-made peeps!
And finally, to the master, Michel Chaudun, decorated in his Easter best. Notice people on both sides staring in the windows at his many beautiful chocolate creations.
Not really, I don't know who that guy is. But I now regret paying so much attention to the chocolate while Ricardo was doing his modeling lean.
After I had safely secured my Easter chocolate delights, I rode my bike just down the street to the American Church of Paris for their 1:30pm contemporary service.
30 in 30 list items - to read Mere Christianity.
They had proposed an Easter Boeuf Bourgignon in their fabulous new copper pot from E. Dehlerin, where Julia Child used to do her shopping. Maygan loves her new copper pot, as she should!
The inaugural baking of the copper pot. This is your moment to shine.
As the boeuf did its slow braising for 3.5 hours, we had wine and snacks and watched Julie & Julia, as could only be expected for a moment such as making beef bourgignon in a copper pot bought at E. Dehlerin in Paris for Easter dinner. And let me tell you...
But let's not forget the peanut butter cookies!! Our friends Erin & Kelly came over, and Erin brought a big bag of robin's eggs that her family sent her, so we created a lovely Easter nest dessert.
Incidentally, going back to that whole freezing cold thing...Another item on my 30 in 30 list is to go to the beach as soon as it gets warm. I love, love...love. the beach. And I waited until the last weekend of August last year to finally make a weekend trip, where I was surprised to remember HOW MUCH I LOVE THE BEACH. So I crossed my heart and promised myself that I would go MUCH sooner this year. As soon as I possibly could.
I've been eye-ing the weather since mid-February all over southern Europe for any potential beach destinations to get warm enough. When I finally saw the high 60's, approaching 70's, I found a good flight price and I booked it! So Thursday night, I'm flying to Palma de Mallorca, which is an island off the coast of Spain, right by Ibiza, AND was 36 euros one-way!! I can't even have dinner here for that!
My first plan is to make birds fall out of the sky by blinding them with the whiteness of my entire body. Then maybe take a boat trip. We'll see what happens.