Have you all had enough of Paris? Well, alas, all good things must come to an end. I'll leave you with a few of my favorites from the City of Lights:
* Mariage Frères ~ no place better! Have afternoon tea and choose from one of the hundreds of flavors and blends (30, rue du Bourg-Tibourg). What I brought home ~ Marco Polo, Boléro, and Mango.
* Musée des arts décoratifs ~ recently renovated and jam-packed full of the most fabulous goodies (porcelain, furniture, costumes, books, jewelry). I had heard rave reviews of the installation of Jeanne Lanvin's private boudoir, and it did not disappoint! (The above photo is a detail from a 19th-century painted room panel ~ shhh...no photos allowed).
* Ladurée ~ the patisserie whose macarons inspired Sophia Coppola. My favorite flavor? Carmel and sea salt.
* Les Bonnes Soeurs ~ a petit bistro in the heart of Le Marais, just off the Place des Vosges (8, rue du pas de la mule). Order a glass of wine and one of the daily specials (their menu changes every day, so everything is wonderfully fresh).