Twenty years ago we bought our daughter, Samantha, a coat at Galeries Lafayette, one of the most beautiful department stores in Paris. I didn’t remember much about it, so we decided Saturday would be a great day to do a little shopping and strolling. One of the walkways from the Metro led right into the grand magasin, so before we knew it we were in the largest shoe department I have ever seen. Displays of beautiful shoes went on forever. The middle of the store is a dome with open balconies and beautiful glass windows.
After lunch at an Argentinian counter in the store, we strolled the streets and discovered a cute little shopping and restaurant gallery
and more fountains.
It was such a beautiful day and we had walked quite a bit, so we stopped for a snack at a little cafe and enjoyed some great people watching. Tonight we went to an Italian restaurant on the Left Bank that we have wanted to try.
On our way home after dinner, I realized I had left my umbrella at the restaurant. I had just gotten this umbrella when we were at Giverny; it had Monet’s painting of a girl with an umbrella on it, so we went back to the restaurant, and luckily for me, they had it. We got back on the Metro to come home and decided to get off a few stops early and walk home because it was such a beautiful evening. Our apartment is about four blocks from the Seine, so on our walk home we had a lovely view of the river and the Eiffel Tower at night.