Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Bague d'orteil

How am I amusing myself in the interim between here and now and Paris in September?
With my $2 blue rhinestone bague d'orteil (toe ring). Isn't it cute? Hey, my feet aren't too shabby for being 50 years, I must say.
What color nail polish is that on my toes? Revlon nail polish in Plum Seduction.

I am thinking about getting a manicure or pedicure in Paris. Any suggestions where to go? I'd love it if there was one close to where I will be staying at the Grandes Ecoles ...
This video is great - it talks about the 5th arrondisement, where the hotel I'll be staying at is located. And - voilà* - it shows a great place (The Grande Mosquée de Paris) where I can get some spa treatment! (Watch more Paris videos at tripfilms.com.)

Until Paris - in exactly 50 days!

* VIOLA/voilà

A viola is a flower or a musical instrument. The expression which means “behold!” is voila. It comes from a French expression literally meaning “look there!” In French it is spelled with a grave accent over the A, as voilà, but when it was adopted into English, it lost its accent. Such barbarous misspellings as “vwala” are even worse, caused by the reluctance of English speakers to believe that OI can represent the sound “wah,” as it usually does in French. “Wallah” is a Hindi word for a worker, and “Walla” is half of the name of the Washington State city of Walla Walla.~ from http://www.wsu.edu/~brians/errors


ParisBreakfasts said...

Get Pampered in Paris for the wheres-who-what-to-do to get fussed over. I did a post on it..
there are not nail salons on every corner like in the US. I don't remember noticing even one.
better to spend yr $ on macarons etc.
Can I trade feet with you?
Very pretty...
And you have a 'good eye'
Please keep up the ptg crits!!

Elaine Biss Designs said...

Ohhhh I am so excited for you!!! A pedicure in Paris is the icing on anyone`s cake!!!

Cathy said...

I'm so excited that you were able to get into Hotel des Grandes Ecoles. I tried to book it on 2 previous trips and it was sold out months in advance both times. It just looks like my kind of place. After you've stayed there, give us a review and let me know what I've been missing.

Delana said...

If I had feet like that, I'd post a photo too! Mine look like a Saskwatch!

From the BBC series on Paris, Blood and Chocolate (Part 2 of 3). Enjoy!

Streets of Paris - I shot this the day I left Paris, on a rainy September morning.

Small group Paris tours for women