Christmas ... in Paris!

Christmas in Paris is possibly even more romantic than Paris in the Spring ... or the Fall ... or really anytime is magnificent, Paris has a tendency to always shine ... but I particularly love the way the French  celebrate the Season!  

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Arc de Triumphe

Place Vendome
Quiet Courtyard of a home
Ferris Wheel at Jardins de Tuileries


The Champs Elysees at night ... taken from the Ferris Wheel
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Don and I have been blessed to spend several Christmas vacations in Paris ... we love it and hope we get to do it again!  I must caution you however ... this time of year,  the days are a little dreary and gray ... we truly live for the nights!

The Champagne Cocktail ... my favorite way to kick off the celebration of the Night and Lights in Paris.

Recipe:

1 sugar cube
2-3 dashes Angostura bitters
Champagne
1 oz brandy
orange slice for garnish

Place the sugar cube in the bottom of your Champagne Flute
Dash the sugar cube with the Angostura bitters
Add Brandy
Fill with Champagne
Garnish with Orange

Cheers!


xo,

kim

p.s. please visit At The Picket Fence ... a fun blog by two sisters, Vanessa and Heather.  I joined in on their Christmas Blogger Block Party featuring Doors and Porches.  They were kind enough to feature  our Red Front Door ... guarded carefully by the "boys" Byron and Cooper!  Thank you ladies!