I know I am a little late in posting these from the Strasbourg Christmas market, the self proclaimed “Capitale de Noël”, but it is one of my favorite places during the holiday season and I felt the need to share. I look forward every year to strolling around the markets drinking Glühwein/vin chaud/mulled wine to keep warm and eating all the wonderful festival food. Am I the only one who can’t believe the holidays are already done and over with? It went by in a FLASH!
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A few random shots from the weekend….
Saturday was spent Christmas shopping with lunch at Al Taglio where they serve up amazing roman pizza by the slice, and while we were mildly heartbroken they were not serving up our favorite pumpkin pancetta pizza, the new ones we tried were delicious. Afterwards, Didier gave Andreas a tour of the 5th and 6th while us girls hit up le Bon Marché and drooled over shoes and I tried to resist breaking out my credit card and buying myself any more Christmas presents. We finished the day with a stop at the Champs Elysees Christmas market, Japanese soup at our favorite Palais Rolaye joint (and the fastest service in Paris), and a few games of cards with some wine and Christmas music. Nica and I decided on a new mission- to uncover the best hot chocolate in Paris :) Sunday morning started at Puerto Cacao where we sampled their fair trade hot chocolate topped with cinnamon, and picked up some more Christmas gifts for my sweet tooth family. We tracked down ice skating in Vincennes, took heaps of photos of each other and then hopped back on our train home and another lovely weekend came to an end too fast, leaving me feeling so ridiculously blessed.
Tonight we saw Angus and Julia Stone play a lovely show in Strasbourg. Its always such a pleasant surprise when someone sounds even better live than on their recordings, and they were incredible. I love their unique voices and the show was the perfect way to end the weekend.
If you don’t know their music, I highly recommend their latest album, Down The Way, and you can listen to it on their site here.
waiting at the train station and off to an anusara yoga workshop in Paris for the weekend. more like melting while waiting for the train, that summer weather I was begging for has definitely arrived.
I hope all my American friends have a wonderful holiday weekend and enjoy the fireworks for me! I will be with two of my favorite Americans in Paris trying to be a little patriotic. here in Germany it is American week at the supermarket where the are selling bagels, tortillas, jellybeans, hotdogs and frozen steaks. Happy 4th :)
at the bicycle flea market where we bought andreas a new (old) bicycle, so I now have a biking buddy! I know am definitely more excited than he is :)
The weekend was everything I needed and more after what seemed like the never ending work week. Saturday was spent at farmer’s market, a flea market on a lake, a bicycle flea market and an afternoon in Strasbourg with a picnic riverside enjoying the first real warm weekend we have had this year.
Today was amazing- I finally finished the website I have been working on for the last few months for a client which lifted a huge weight off me, thank goodness. Then I was the lone female on a boys day out in Freiburg lunching in a biergarten and going to a soccer game. I enjoy watching soccer and love the excitement of the fans- especially when they don’t agree with the ref and scream and boo and make your ears bleed. Seeing fans so angry, I cant help but laugh watching them scream at the field. It was definitely a spirited crowd, and I think we were pretty much the only ones who were not decked out in freiburg team gear (not really my style), they won and I caught a bit of the team spirit :)
Now I am a very tired little ashley, off to dreamland with a full heart and a big smile.