And while I love traveling with my husband, he doesn’t like to shop for shoes and he probably thinks that I talk too much.
Best of all were the Christmas huts throughout the city selling gifts, sweets, food and my husband’s favorite, vin chaud (hot wine).
It was a luxury to explore Paris alone. I took the metro to museums and sites, meandered along small streets, looked in tiny boutiques and tried to speak French.
I took a European family vacation this summer. I learned a few things.
The gardens and squares were filled with people talking to friends, reading a book or eating lunch. As busy as Parisians are, they also make time to relax and recharge.
Paris macarons are delicate, yet bursting with flavor, each bite is heavenly. After one bite we vowed to eat as many as possible.