Dear Friends and Family,
Okay, one more. Had too much material, so last post was all Right Bank and this one will be all or predominantly Rive Gauche. We walked the Left Bank on mostly a very cloudy day, so keep that in mind, but on the other hand, it's very atmospheric. As a teenager, the Left Bank was where everything was happening and the Right Bank seemed stodgy and full of banks and large department stores. These days the Right Bank has gotten a lot more trendy (than times past).
Of course, shopping in the little stores and markets is one of the joys of Paris, so we are doing that also.
Picard is amazing, though, and since we are from Oakland, CA, also in complete agreement to bring more Picard products to the Trader Joe's there where I am certain they would be very popular. We will mention it to the manager at Lakeshore.