The MidLife Adventuress

Seeking Breathless Wonder in the World

The Journey ~ As Sweet as the Destination~

November 8th, 2013


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The journey to get there is a sweet ritual.

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First I walk past the Louvre with its glass pyramid that holds a fabulous memory for me

…another story for another day.

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Then under the arch of giant horses looking down at me as I pass thru


– the official name is the Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel-from here you can see beyond the Tuileries gardens, past the Place de la Concorde, all the way down the Champs Elysées to the Arc de Triomphe.

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Onto the crunch of the gravel of the manicured pathways of the Jardin des Tuileries-

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Do I stop to rest in the inviting green chairs?

 Or turn right & go past the children’s playground, up the stairs, out of the park to rue de Rivoli.


Onto the rush of the covered sidewalks of the busy Rue de Rivoli. Almost there; but first some lèche vitrine-licking windows-Limoges boxes, Lalique, Daum & Baccarat crystal-lovely to look at.


…and finally I’ve arrived.


Do I stand in line and just get a few macarons, or is now the time to sit down & indulge in that super-rich, hot chocolat l’Africain with one of their fabulous pastries? Last time it was their eclairs, this time should it be their famous Mont Blanc piled high with meringue, whipped cream & chestnut cream vermicelli?


ANGELINA’S 226 Rue de Rivoli PARIS

open daily

Mon-Friday 7:30-7

Sat & Sun 8:30-7

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