Joy of a first communion family lunch, crowned by a croquembouchein the shape of a church. A thin sheet of nougat was used for the front of the building, with the nave made from stacks of chouxfilled with chocolate or vanilla cream. The decorations were jordan almonds and white icing. I found it very odd to eat a church, but it was delicious!
An amazing field trip with visiting family to the Manufacture de Gobelins in the 13th arrondisement of Paris. This site has been making tapestries and embroideries since the 17th century. We missed the workshop tour (I will definitely go back for this!) but enjoyed the current exhibit in the small but lovely museum. A wonderful, insolite afternoon.
A little enamel plate on the front door of the 1930s building where my doctor has her office. It says, literally, “Let the bellhop close the door (for you)”. But it’s also a pun, as the door has one of those automatic valves to close the door, and in French these valves are called grooms. Plus, of course, the design is adorable. I love these random moments of whimsey and beauty in the urban wilderness.