Tuesday, March 22, 2011

An Afternoon in Paris!

 Un Apres Midi a` Paris
(An Afternoon in Paris)

 Spring has sprung...
and there's nothing better than An Afternoon in Paris
 in the springtime!

 Place des Vosges

A lovely place to visit on An Afternoon in Paris is the Place des Vosges. 

The Place des Vosges is the oldest square, and some say the most beautiful square in Paris.  I agree. 

The Place des Vosges is located in the trendy le Marais district. 

I'll be spending an afternoon in Paris (well, actually five)  next month when my husband and I holiday in England and Paris.  This will be our first time staying in the Marais arrondissment.  (We normally stay in the Rue Cler area near the Eiffel Tower.)  The Marais is home to trendy boutiques, famous patisseries, and my favorite French tea purveyors... Mariage Freres and Le Palais des The`s!

I can't wait for Paris in springtime!

An Afternoon in Paris

Speaking of spring,  An Afternoon in Paris is one of my favorite teas to drink in springtime.  It's floral and fruity notes certainly conjure up memories of Paris afternoons.

An Afternoon in Paris is one of Fauchon's top selling blends.  This lovely Chinese Black tea is flavored with sweet Orange oil, orange peel, vanilla, rose oil and rose petals.  I find its ideal steeping time is 4 minutes.  Of course, this tea is perfect in the afternoon with your favorite French desserts.  Very Parisian, indeed!

To enjoy this tea, I'm afraid you'll have to enjoy an afternoon in Paris and buy it there.  Fauchon products are being sold again online in the US but not all products are available on the US shopping site. 

 I can't wait for more afternoons in Paris!

(In the photos:  Vintage Shelley "Woodland" Tea Cup & Saucer. 
Available for purchase in The Tea Cupboard.)


Annemieke said...

Very exciting news about your upcoming holiday in Europe.

Sarah said...

You must be in such suspense and eagerly awaiting your trip! I look forward to the posts about all your 'finds'.