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?


And a little yoghurt.


I cannot resist those cute glass jars!

Or perhaps you prefer some cereal. With chocolate?


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


The French make washing up so much fun!!!

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


Enjoy your stroll along the rue Montorgueil....



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...


Buy your lavender from the Socialist Party guy...


Horse meat burgers anyone?


Game and poultry.


My favourite fruit store in the world.


One stop dairy products!


Time for a bit of sightseeing?


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


Or a steak-frites?


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!



Apero-in-Paris-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.


You know, followed by dessert.


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



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


And so, to bed. Bonne nuit!


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