Saturday, January 5, 2013

Placemats, Eiffel Tower and Coffee

My son and his girlfriend live in a different city from where I am so. . . . 
 was not able to see them this Christmas.

I did send a package to them and in the package I made two place mats.  I didn't have a clue as to what colours they would like so just picked something that I thought was more or less neutral.  
I just love the soft colours that I chose and think they turned out good.

I did get a call on Christmas day with thanks for the place mats so I think that they were liked.

I've made several place mats now using this pattern.  They whip up pretty quick and they seem to be my 'go to' pattern.

As I write this I am listening to my Jazz in Paris CD by Django Reinhardt called Nuages that I picked up in Bologna Italy.

I must admit that I have been thinking of my recent trip to London, Paris and Italy and how fantastic it was!!!!   It was a delight to be able to share my experiences with my daughter.   Wished that my son could have joined us to enjoy the sights and sounds.  

I was able to cross a couple of places that were on my bucket list.  One of course was Paris . . . if you have never been, it should be on your list.  Paris is everything they say it is and more.  We only scratched the surface and I am hoping that someday in the future that I can once again go back.

We decided to save the Eiffel Tower for the night time when it is all lit up.  My daughter knew exactly what train exit we should take and she didn't disappoint.  We came up and around the corner of a building and there was the Eiffel Tower.

So beautiful! It took your breath away!

We walked right under the tower.  Very impressive!!

Both of my children are big into coffee.  They both have and are working as Baristas, drink coffee and my son just recently acquired his own Cafe in Victoria, B.C. so it was very fitting that in London, Paris and Italy we sought out good coffee places to try. 

This coffee was from a place called Telescope in Paris.  
Beautiful little coffee shop with personality.  

This coffee was very good but expensive as most things are in Paris. 

It was at a cafe called La Cafeotheque.
Very nice quaint place that felt like you were in Paris.

Just before we went to the Eiffel Tower we stopped at a cafe called Coutume Cafe.  We needed to warm up as we had gotten soaked on our adventures that day and the temperature was hovering around the 2 or 3 and we were very chilly.

I thoroughly enjoyed this decadent coffee / chocolate drink along with Pavlova and several pasteries.
Beautiful little spot!!

Loved this cappuccino at a little cafe in Bologna, Italy.  I don't know what the name of the cafe was but I would dare say that it was one of the best that I had on the trip.

This cafe was very small and very busy but a neat atmosphere!

Take time during your busy day to listen to some inspiring music 
while drinking a cup of your favourite drink.

Thanks for visiting!


1 comment:

  1. I love having coffee with you Shauna or even a cup of tea! Thank you for sharing your incredible pictures!!! Hugs, Wendy