Monday, June 29, 2009

Sip "N" Shop Tea Party

Just wanted to share some pictures of my Tea Party that I held at Tres Belle Boutique yesterday. This was my first time holding this event. For the most part it went pretty good. Would have liked to see more of a turn out, but had lots of fun with everyone who attended. Not everyone wore a hat. We had a little fun with some of the hats though. My friend Celeste brought her Sheboygan brat hat for a little fun. My air conditioner decided to act up so my friend Dave decided to get in on the fun with his hat entry while he was there making repairs. At days end we had alot of fun and spent some great time with some of my best customers.

Friday, June 26, 2009

Paris Trip Day #3

Today we are headed to the Paris Flea Markets in the morning and then Versailles in the afternoon. I was very disappointed that I didn't get much time to browse around the flea market longer. We needed to meet everyone back by a certain time so we would have time for Versailles.

Versailles was beautiful but very expense to see everything that was there. The Palace of Versailles was the official residence of the Kings of France from 1682 until 1790. It was originally a hunting lodge, built in 1624, by Louis XIII. It was expanded by Louis XIV beginning in 1669. He used it as a little lodge as a secret refuge for his amorous trysts with the lovely Louise de la Valliere and built a fairy tale park around it.

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We ended our day at a mexican restaurant(yes mexican in France). Food was okay I like ours better, but they had ice in our drinks. I missed ice so much while we were in Paris. Such a little thing we take for granted. Off to bed early for us tonight. We are headed to the Loire Valley in the morning.

Bon Soir

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Paris Trip Day #2

This day was one of my favorite days of the trip. We got up early and headed to the Metro enroute to the Opera House. We took the guided tour and I am so glad we did. It was amazing to learn all the history in the building of the Opera House. The pictures can't even touch how beautiful it was in person.

Once we were done at the Opera House we headed back to the Metro and headed to Montmartre and Sacre Coeur. Montmartre is an adorable town high on a hill overlooking the city and on the top of the hill is Sacre Coeur. Walked up lots and lots of stairs. Thought I was going to have a heart attack. In Montmarte there are all sorts of street performers and mimes. Once you make your way into the little town there are lots of street artists, bistro's, and adorable shops.

We ended the day with a trip to the Eiffel Tower to see it all lite up at night. Amazing! Everyone is out and about everywhere. Laying on the lawn near the fountains, walking, or sitting down by the river. The Eiffel Tower twinkles every hour and everyone cheers and yells. We decided to walk back to our hotel. They said it was only about a 20 minute walk. Well, 45 minutes later we finally arrived back. My back and feet were killing me, but it was sooooo worth it. What a wonderful day we had.

Monday, June 22, 2009

Paris Day #1


We arrived in Paris at around 8:00 am Paris time after a eight hour plane ride. The plane ride went pretty good considering it was my first in 28 years. Our feet hit the ground running once we got there. First check into our hotel and drop off luggage. Once that was out of the way we headed to get on a tour bus to check out the city. I saw the Eiffel Tower for the first time on the bus. It just takes your breath away it's so surreal. Once we got off the tour bus, we headed to the metro which is the subway under Paris and headed to the Catacombs. The Catacombs were created at the end of the 18th century. It's actually a large underground tomb where cemeteries were relocated to due to overcrowding due to disease. It definitely was not for the sqweemish. We ended our first day with a wonderful dinner at a outside cafe. By this time we had been up for over 24 hours and I was fading fast. I think I fell asleep before my head hit the pillow. Tomorrow will be an even busier day.

Bon Soir

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    Tres Belle Boutique is located in beautiful downtown Lake Geneva. Tres Belle Boutique is a women's apparel and gift boutique. Our boutique is filled with beautiful merchandise from designer women's apparel to the perfect gift for someone special. Very beautiful, as the French names implies, is just what Tres Belle has to offer. Whether a picture of the Eiffel Tower or a beautiful piece of jewelry that originates from France, you will feel the French influence throughout the store. The boutique offers garden and home decor, specialty gifts, jewelry, handbags, accessories, lotions, and vintage chic repurposed furniture. If you are looking for an outfit to set you apart from the rest or a special gift, Tres Belle Boutique is a must for distinguished shoppers. We would love for you to stop in if your in town or if not check us out on our website,