I had a lovely time in Paris seeing Pardis and Victoria. Victoria is getting married in August, so this was something of a last-hurrah girls weekend for us. We were only sad that Karin couldn't come. The 4 of us sat next to each other in ISERP last year and bonded over our dissertation-writing and Friday lunch seminars, where we forced to eat hummus all year long. I like hummus, but damn! You can get a little tired of it after a while.
Fortunately for me, both Pardis and Victoria have spent a lot of time in Paris, so no one suggested seeing the Musee d'Orsay or the Eiffel tower. What a relief! We went window shopping along the Faubourg St Honore, and sat in cafes having coffee and croissants. We also had a very good dinner at Market, off the Champs-Elysees, a Jean-Georges Vongerichten venture. We had dinner and danced at the Thursday night dance party at the Palais de Tokyo, a contemporary art museum. It was highly fun and they played a wildly varying music playlist, everything from Surfin' USA to songs from the 40's and 50's to 'Blame it on the Boogie.' The dance floor was outdoors and we could see the Eiffel Tower's nighttime light show-- that's right-- laser Paris. On Friday, Pardis and I also hit another dance club, but I don't remember the name.
Here they are checking a map while resting in the Place Madeleine.
On Saturday Seth made it to Paris, and we all had drinks at the Cafe de Flore.