Spring was still officially six days away as I wrote this: The weather has been so gorgeous in Paris for the last few days, that everyone is hoping Spring is really here. Branches are blossoming with tiny flowers, the sun is out and the weather is warm, and it made me think today that there is nothing prettier than Spring in Paris (or anywhere for that matter, but it’s hard to beat here). And after cold gray days of winter, this is just heavenly. It will probably get cold again, but this is sooooooo nice.
I had lunch at a totally magical place today. There is a small lake in the park here, the Bois de Boulogne, with an island on the lake. And I’ve always heard about a restaurant on the island called “Le Chalet des Iles”. A friend invited me to lunch there today, and you have to take a boat to cross the small expanse of water to the Island. And once there, there is an open terrace, where you can have lunch and sit in the sun, which is exactly what we did. It was absolutely fabulous, so relaxing and peaceful, looking out over the small lake, and baking in the sun as we ate lunch. It doesn’t get better than that!!! I’m going to go back there again!!! It makes the good weather even better, and there is something wonderfully whimsical about having to get there by boat, even though it’s only a short distance. And tonight I am having dinner at a restaurant that specializes in souffles, which I love too. So I am having a very fancy day in Paris, in the heavenly springtime sun. It was so pretty at lunch today that I had to share it with you.
Other than that, when I’m not being lazy, soaking up the sun, I am starting a re-write of a book tomorrow, will work on some of my song lyrics next week with the composers, and I am thoroughly enjoying springtime in Paris. Wherever you are right now, I hope Spring is on its way to you too!!!