Though we travel the world to find the beautiful

we must carry it with us or we find it not

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Friday, October 22, 2010

Jazz,glace & a little french style relaxation on the Ile St Louis

On the Pont Saint-Louis
I found this amazing jazz group
with the name of "Les Oignons"
they were great entertainers especially the girl
who not only sang but
performed amazing acrobats !!
she had that ~joie de vivre~

what a wonderful backdrop

anyone for an anti-stress massage ~French style~
I guy by the name of Andre "Tchouk"
trains up his anti-stress brigade
& sends them out onto the streets of Paris
with little folding stools.
They start with back, neck, arms
then legs and finish off with a
beautiful relaxing face massage
I certainly felt invigorated and alive

& to finish off , just a few paces away
is the fabulous "Berhillon Ice-cream Parlour"

And for you Madame / Monsieur ??
Rhubarbe - Chocolat - Pistache-
amande- noix de coco-
or the to die for
caramel au beurre sale.
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lila Check said...

this is just how I remember it!! how I miss Paris!
lovely blog and gorgeous posts too!

La Table De Nana said...

I had never had any kind of massage in my life until this year..And now..Even though they are quite lovely..I could live w/out..

But I know how beneficial and comforting and soothing they can that ambiance..Oh lala..

Diane of the lovely 2 Stews blog has mentioned that Ile the grace of God maybe one day I will see it:) Thank you.

chateaudelille said...

How unique.Ill be sure to try that next time!Fiona

Sab said...

Ahh yes, le pont Saint-Louis is one of the most interesting in Paris - joining the two islands and always having something interesting going on! And that ice cream place...

This is what was happening last time I saw this bridge for la Nuit Blanche, by the way! Were you there? Did you see it?

TK said...

I would adore listening to the jazz in such a fab location!!!

Roses, Lace and Brocante said...

OOOh Dianne
such a gorgeous Friday post!! I love being transported back to my fave Paris and that always happens when I call in here!!
It's Labour weekend here so I feel in holiday mode! We're not going away as things need doing and we're having friends for dinner Sunday night.
But it will be so relaxing and fun catching up.

Have a wonderful relaxing fun weekend!!!

Gunn said...

Reading this and looking at the photos make me want to go to Paris.
(But the news reader on TV tell us not to visit the city unless we really have to..... these days.)

Shell Sherree said...

I'd love that whole afternoon, Dianne, including the massage and ice-cream. Mmm.

Anonymous said...

I have a friend who always gives me a neck massage and she really has a go at it...and afterwartds...wonderful! I get distracted very easily, want to see everything and afraid of missing out on something...can one relax there in public with people watching? I know I can eat the ice cream without a problem...unfortunately that will have to wait until next about showing us soemthing with crepe there's a winter delicacy that I love far too much!!

Cezar and Léia said...

oh girl..I want to go there, I want to go there! :)
You gave us a "great feeling"of weekend!Thanks a lot!

Anne in Oxfordshire said...

hi Dianne .. I had that done last year , on that bridge too :-) it iwas amazing, unfortunately no one to take my photo as was on my own. :-( but it was fun :-)

SoozNooz said...

The street music of Paris is the life blood of the city - I love it so. x

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Dianne,

Sounds like the perfect day, ... the jazz, a massage and then to finish it off, an icecream!
The backdrop is wonderful.

Happy weekend

Fifi Flowers said...

I would like to be right there paintings or sketching... or sipping champagne or wine... ooooh I would just like to be there!

A Tale of Two Cities said...

What I wouldn't give for a scoop of Berthillon right now as I wander the Ile St. Louis!

Clara said...

Berthillon is my absolute favorite ice cream in the world (for what I know at least!) It's really worth queuing


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