Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Paris Love Locks and Dinner at Louis Vins

It was an early fall day and we knew we were lucky. Soon chilly weather would come in, convincing the leaves to turn and the sunny days to get shorter. We had all been friends long enough to not take this time for granted. We knew a good day when we saw it! And we had plans. After coffee and a Croque Monsier, we started walking toward the footbridge, Pont des Arts. In recent years it has become the Love Lock Bridge, as lovers pledge amour with a lock of love. We were placing red heart locks on the metal grid along the bridge that glistened with promises of love. One of us had a recently married daughter, and another a soon to be married niece. One day they would come to Paris to discover the heart shaped lock with their names engraved on it. We placed the locks on, made a note of where they were and tucked away the keys being careful they didn't fall through the crevices of the time-worn wooden planks. Then we sat just to take in the day. I my friends! Crossing back over the bridge we had a little window shopping to do.We were meeting friends, who live in Paris, for cocktails and then dinner. It was hard to not stop and look at each window, and we had some time. Ahhh....I was eying this, until I saw the price.........back to window shopping. We wanted to stop at Lauduree, but it was time for cocktails....at Fish la Boissonnerie! A few toasts later we were all pretty hungry, so we made the short walk for dinner at Louis Vins at 8 for 8. It was a day of celebration of love, life and friends Cheers!

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La Table De Nana said...

I love the lock bridge:) magnifique..touchant..

You girls could be sisters..all dazzling!! Wow..I must say I have missed your posts!

linda said...

s.o.o.o happy you are back posting!
a toast to you, your good health & the
friendships that truly are important.

Meredith said...

Paris...it's such a beautiful dream to me. Diane you must feel like it flows through your heart with all of the adventures you've had there. Meredith

Toni said...

Hi Diane!!!!!!! Once again, thank you for such a beautiful posting, especially for Valentine's Day! You make me feel like I'm there! Heavy sigh!

Karen @ Mignardise said...

I've really missed your beautiful photos - and stories - of Paris. Thanks for the valentine today!

Deana Sidney said...

Those locks on the bridge are just too special... what a splendidly romantic thing to do. Looks like a lovely time for you!

Isa Jones said...

oh sweet i miss my honey right now we've been there last year now shes now busy studying.
cool place, good food thats what i expected.
hope you enjoy that time :)

Micaela said...

I live in a very old German city called Regensburg and we have the same locks on one of our brief´ages -such a sweet idea!

xoxo, Micaela

Personal Notes by Micaela Sabatier

Kathy Walker said...

I love the lock bridge...how cool. I will be making my first trip to Paris in October...I can hardly wait!

Ola said...

nice tradition about the locks!

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