This isn’t necessarily directly related to living in France, but my love for tea has recently been blossoming. While my friend Hannah was visiting me, we stumbled upon a lovely little tea shop in Paris (with delicious and large samples!) called Lov Organic and I vowed to return there for some loose tea and a filter for steeping said tea. On Saturday, my dear friend Dana and I celebrated part of her 21st birthday at that shop purchasing adorable tea and tea pots with filters. They make us very happy.
Before the tea shop, Dana and I began her birthday with brunch at a great cafe called Tuck Shop. We love brunch, and the perfect and fresh food they serve here. Pictured below: madame croquette (pastry thing with avocado, egg, and brie) and greenery, china breakfast tea with milk, pineapple and mint frappé, and carrot cake. Perfect.
On our way from brunch to the tea shop we stumbled upon a couple old arches! As I found out later, the first is called Porte St-Denis and the second is called Porte St-Martin. They were both built in 1674 to commemorate some of Louis XIV’s military victories.
Jumping backwards in time… Dana and I now get together Tuesday evenings for fellowship and Bible reading and good food making. It’s one of the best times of the week. This past Tuesday was risotto and Hebrews chapter 2 :)