Saturday, November 05, 2005

Pho 14, Sputnik, and Doggy Kisses

Eventful Saturday...

Spent the day taking books back to the library (and learning NOT to let them go overdue--24 euros--OUCH!), and then shopping at Printemps and Galeries Lafayette on the Boulevard Haussman for a bag and shoes. Both were already decked out for Christmas (they don't have the Thanksgiving thing to get in the way)--although this year, Christmas seems to involve lots of hot pink lights and strange, stuffed green robotic patchwork squirrels marching in circles. That scared me a little.

Finding neither a bag nor shoes that pleased me at either of the "Grands Magasins", nor at C&A or H&M, I headed to Zara and found a teal courderoy bag, a soft little aqua shrug and grey top for not too many euros. Yay!

Then I discovered a little shop in the metro station for the Havre-Caumartin stop that had cute purses for cheap (who knew?), and metroed home after a call from Flare inviting us for Vietnemese noodle soup at her favorite hangout, Pho 14 on Avenue de Choisy. Delicious--now we know why she was so excited about soup.

Flare headed home early, and AussieLass and Kyliemac and Dr. B and I walked up to the La Butte aux Cailles area for a drink at Sputnik, a café/internet/bar place. We saw a pirate there! (We were pretty sure, anyway. The big gold hoop earring and the funky teeth gave it away.)

But here's the best part; Aussie had a bit of a cough, and agreed to our suggestion of a cup of hot tea at our place, provided we introduced her and Kylie to Lucy.

And she loved Lucy. And Lucy LOVED her.

How's that for a bise?



At 5:41 PM, November 05, 2005, Blogger Katia said...

teehee! I love your dog! You're just lucky I didn't steal her ;)

At 7:28 PM, November 06, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Know what you mean about the early decorations in the stores these days. Same going on here.....believe I even saw some going up in stores BEFORE Halloween...WAY TOO EARLY for me.....Some have even put up outdoor decorations in some neighborhoods....No doubt taking advantage of the great weather we have had in the mid 50's lately...Auntie B

At 11:09 AM, November 07, 2005, Blogger PutYourFlareOn said...

That is so cute! I'm not sure who's cuter? Katia or Lucy? :)


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