Paris Update: Days 17-25 – Jazz, Rock, Friends, Food, Museums, Art, History and Magic!

Wow, I can’t believe it has been a week since my last post!  There is NEVER enough time to get everything done here that I want to do.  And believe it or not, I AM WORKING!  Between keeping up with my family and clients, exploring Paris and spending time with new friends, photography, and just a wee bit of sleep, finding time to write and coordinate photos becomes challenging, but no worries, I am on it.  I have much work to do on photos that I have taken on the secret project so I can share those with you, so please be patient!  Here is a recap of the past week in this marvelous city of lights

Sandy on her walk to the Musee d'OrsayAfter Judith left I slowed down for a day or two to take photos, stroll through the city and reflect on the experience.  I did make it to the Musée d’Orsay on Tuesday and spent the day there, a splendid adventure into art and creativity.  One of my favorite exhibits was the model of the Paris Opera where they have “sliced open” the building so you can see the details of the structure.  Then they have built a model of the Avenue de l’Opera in the floor so can can actually walk across the layout of the streets that lead to this grand place.  The Avenue de l’Opéra was created from 1864 to 1879 as part of Haussmann’s renovation of Paris. It is situated in the center of the city, running northwest from the Louvre to the Palais Garnier, the primary opera house of Paris (until the opening of the Opéra Bastille in 1989).  Read more  history about this here – it is truly a fascinating history and makes me appreciate all that I am seeing even more!

My favorite thing I have discovered here in Paris is the walk – and I can tell you that I have walked a lot! (How do you think I can eat all this bread, wine, cheese, and fabulous food!)

accordion player in the streets of Paris

Along my walks and strolls you see the most amazing things – some things that are classic, very Parisian, and some  that are very global, like the street art.  I  love it!

The Parisian Driveway

Street Art in Paris

And of course there is window shopping available any time – night or day!

window shopping in Paris

On Wednesday last week I had two special visitors to the apartment – Dominique and Philippe!

Dominique and Phiippe visiting Sandy

They came over and we toasted Paris with a delicious bottle of PouillyFuissé  then went to lunch down in the Latin Quarter.  They are fabulous people.  We had a great time, eating and walking and then strolling over to La Palette, an old hangout of Philippe’s, where we stopped and shared a glass (or two) of wine.  But not until I tried some French Oysters!  O la Vache!

Sandy eating Oysters!....?

LaPalette bistro in the Latin Quarter

I was on my own on Wednesday night and opted to take in some Jazz at Chez Papa!  I had a front row seat, great wine, a delicious dinner, and the complete attention of the singer….it was way too much fun!

Chez Papa a cool jazzy place on Rue St Benoit in Paris

The Wyldz - the hottest Rock band in Paris!


Thursday morning I get up and ready to meet my band friends “The Wild Child” although their name has changed recently! Before Judith left we had a meeting on a Sunday (her last day in Paris) with The Wild Child’s manager, Harry van Gelder, Agent Artistique.

Judith and Harry van Gelder

We met the guys at the apartment and jumped in a cab to Harry’s home where we met his beautiful Parisian wife Jesse. The day was spend talking music, listening to tracks and exploring new music (I had to play Sarah Sellers for them – which they LOVED btw!)  The focus on the day was naming the band and finding a domain name to match – the results THE Wyldz!  A great experience, and Judith was in top form talking music!  They guys loved her!  I will have the pleasure of attending a “living room concert” featuring The Wyldz next week, I will keep you posted on that!

The Wyldz after a grueling day of work!

More walking, more eating, more discovering was the plan for the rest of the week and weekend and I wasn’t disappointed in any moment.  I got to see “the Lady” light up in the rain as well as visit some very special shops in Montmartre.

The Lady and her nightly light show in Paris

Overall – a “10” of a week.  Lots more to come, including the “secret project” you have all been waiting for….stayed tuned!

A Bientot!  Love & Peace!

Les Boys of Paris

4 thoughts on “Paris Update: Days 17-25 – Jazz, Rock, Friends, Food, Museums, Art, History and Magic!

  1. Bravo Sandy … You know what ??? You drive me almost jaelous ( almost ) You make a very nice and pleasant sharing voyage in Paris … Hugs

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