Friday, July 30, 2010

Bon Weekend!

When I was in Paris last month I visited the store Merci. There is a wonderful little cafe at the front of the store where the walls are lined with old books which you are able to read. It was a warm day outside so I decided this would be a wonderful place to stop for a while and have a fresh orange juice. Look at how it arrived. It really is all in the detail ...and the little white paper cup had a perfect mouthful of cake.... delicious!

For me its all about enjoying the simple things! I hope you have a wonderful weekend and get some time to stop and enjoy the little details which surround us....Axx

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21 comments:

Greet said...

Hi Amanda,
Oh yes it looks wonderful to sit there and enjoy a drink! You are so right!!! It is all in details!
Have a wonderful weekend my friend!
I hope everything is ok with you!
xx
Greet

Millie said...

Happy weekend to you too dear Amanda - you painted a wonderful word picture of your visit to Merci.
Millie ^_^

A-M said...

You too Miss A, still trying to send those photos through. Total Mac Gumby. Will keep trying! A-M xx

alaine@éclectique said...

Only in Paris! Bon weekend to you, as well! xa

Jacqueline said...

Dear Amanda,
First of all, so sorry that I've been AWOL. Still trying to catch up from being at my sisters for a week ! We are off to Italy in a couple of weeks and I shall have to catch up all over again !!
What a wonderful place to stop for an orange juice and a read. The French just know how to do it, don't they ? Have a lovely Sunday, Amanda. XXXX

Shannon Fricke said...

How gorgeous is that store! I sat and drank tea in the very same spot!

Heidi said...

Love your blog!...

Beadboard UpCountry said...

Hi Amanda!
How sweet that little cafe is! It IS in the details.....Thanks for sharing this. Maryanne xo

Dumbwit Tellher said...

Life truly is about all those small, but divine details. I would of been thrilled to be sitting in that magnificent spot with the walls lined with books. Hope you had an equally lovely weekend? x

Brown Paper & String said...

Oh, I just love MERCI! I was there two weekends ago having coffee right where that picture is taken!!!

Anu@My Dream Canvas said...

ust discovered your blog and love it!! Hope you can drop by My Dream Canvas...
Brisbane is a lovely city..i used to travel there on work.

StylePathEditor said...

The colors in the image remind me of absinthe, The Green Fairy. What a beautiful setting, you must have been over the moon with joy.

Catherine said...

I love stores that let you read their books.

Julie~ My Bella Home said...

How lovely and sweet. ;)

red ticking said...

hi sweet friend... missing you.. and wishing you many blessings.... every day... xxxxxxxx

Renee Finberg said...

as we know.......
it is in THE DETAILS.
everytime.

love to you xxx

Living Room Furniture Designer said...

Hi Amanda! Just stumbled upon your website, and I was reading over your post, and I have been to a similar cafe, but in Toronto, Canada! The place was full of books (old and new) and had very cool jazz music. I can totally relate to your post. Plus the furniture there was so rustic and fit perfectly with the store. Love those details. Thanks for sharing and enjoy your trip :)

Elsa May said...

Oh I've also just come back from Paris, and stopped at Merci for a cool drink - isn't it the nicest place!

Exquisite Accessories said...

Oh they just now how to serve Amanda enjoy your trip it looks like fun! :))

Treadgold said...

I completely agree. A simple glass of juice is turned into an elegant vignette for you to savour and enjoy. The French know how to do it in style don't they...

BLOOMING PARIS/ Jenn said...

Amanda, I like the pink dress in the second photo! That must have been quite the experience. sending luv, Jenn