Sunday, September 27, 2009

Guest Post: A Day in the Life in Paris

I have had the opportunity to meet some amazing bloggers through Taste As You Go, some in person and some virtually via Google Reader and Twitter. In an attempt to introduce my readers to some bloggers they may not know about and to highlight the writing skills of some incredibly talented people, I will be featuring Guest Posts on Taste As You Go from time to time.

Today's Guest Post was written by a fellow Foodbuzz Featured Publisher, Mardi Michels. Mardi is an absolute sweetheart who leaves thoughtful comments on posts and updates I make on the Foodbuzz website and who leaves insightful comments on my blog. I'm beyond thrilled to feature her here. When you're finished reading Mardi's Guest Post, you should check out her blog, Eat, Live, Travel, Write. Thanks for writing, Mardi!

Hi there, this is Mardi from Eat, Live, Travel, Write and I am excited to be writing a guest post for Taste As You Go! Thanks for having me, Michelle!

As some of you who have followed my blog will know, I lived in Paris for a number of years before I moved to Canada. We've been back to France a number of times in the past few years as I did my MA through a university there and (oh, the pain!) had to spend at least two summers in Paris... We're going back this December to Paris and Brittany (Dinan) and I canNOT wait!!

This post is inspired by my daily manque of all (well, many) things French...

My (Un)real Life in Paris - A Day in the Life.

First thing's first, breakfast. How about a coffee?

Cup of Coffee - Photo by Mardi Michels

And a little yoghurt.

Yoghurt - Photo by Mardi Michels

I cannot resist those cute glass jars!

Or perhaps you prefer some cereal. With chocolate?

Cereal with Chocolate - Photo by Mardi Michels

Time to wash the dishes? No worries, there's the adorable "degreasing boy" to help out.

Degreasing Boy - Photo by Mardi Michels

The French make washing up so much fun!!!

Time to go shopping? I think we're out of those frites rustiques....

Frites rustiques - Photo by Mardi Michels

Enjoy your stroll along the rue Montorgueil....

Rue Montorgueil - Photo by Mardi Michels

Rue Montorgueil - Photo by Mardi Michels

SO much more atmospheric than Home Depot.

Not so politically correct but beautiful wall murals from another era on the outside of the older buildings...

Mural on Wall - Photo by Mardi Michels

Buy your lavender from the Socialist Party guy...

Socialist Party Guy - Photo by Mardi Michels

Horse meat burgers anyone?

Horse Meat Burgers - Photo by Mardi Michels

Game and poultry.

Game and Poultry - Photo by Mardi Michels

My favourite fruit store in the world.

Le Palais Du Fruit - Photo by Mardi Michels

One stop dairy products!

La Fermette - Photo by Mardi Michels

Time for a bit of sightseeing?

Sightseeing in Paris - Photo by Mardi Michels

That works up an appetite, right? Must be time for lunch. What would you like? A simple sandwich mixte?

Sandwich Mixte - Photo by Mardi Michels

Or a steak-frites?

Steak-Frites - Photo my Mardi Michels

After lunch you're set up for another wander around. Perhaps a stroll across the Seine? And a spot of music.

Music on the Seine - Photo by Mardi Michels

Might work up a thirst. Time for an apéro? Take your pick!

Mighty Thirst in Paris - Photo by Mardi Michels

Apero in Paris - Photo by Mardi Michels

Apero in Paris - Photo by Mardi Michels

And then, dinner... If I had to narrow my dinner choice down to ONE dish for the rest of my life, I would pick a salade au chèvre chaud.

Salade au Chevre Chaud - Photo by Mardi Michels

You know, followed by dessert.

Dessert in Paris - Photo by Mardi Michels

Or if you're limited to the supermarket for your dessert choices...

Dessert from the Supermarket in Paris - Photo by Mardi Michels

Dessert from the Supermarket in Paris - Photo by Mardi Michels

Or, if you're on a diet, there are still great choices:

Diet Dessert Options in Paris - Photo by Mardi Michels

And so, to bed. Bonne nuit!

Good Night from Paris - Photo by Mardi Michels