Happy Birthday Julie’s Paris

The ETs prefer a comfortable outdoor venue when doing research for the Readership (even when they should be looking for someone to cut their hair)

The Experienced Travelers are popping corks to celebrate one-year of Julie’s Paris. Who knew!  Nurse and I toast the Readership!

Associate ETs Joanne and Clare explore the menu at Le Petit Troquet in the 7th

We also salute Associate ETs Joanne, Clare and Melinda, who contributed travel companionship, content and photos.  They willingly walked, ate, drank, shopped, photographed, drank and persevered.

Julie’s Paris  started as a trip blog.  It would have been too tiresome to spend time and bandwidth e-mailing everyone 10-megapixel photos of duck confit.  So we decided to blog.  The format was ideal and our friends were hardly shy about sharing comments about our Paris adventures. Thus it began, and so it continues.

Stiring things up at the Bisto St-Germain

We’ve welcomed new members to the Readership from all round the world.  It’s a delight to meet you and exchange stories through comments and e-mail.  We also rely on the Fodors Travel Europe forum for information and advice to bring the Readership the very best in Paris info.

Our first post was inspired by the orgiastic 2 1/2-hour lunch at Gordon Ramsay’s restaurant in Versailles.  But the continuation of that post with more photos and description is a better read! We know that the Readership wants French food — the ETs will dine out and deliver.

Other popular posts over the past year include our trip to the Chateau de Versailles, some odds and ends around town, the Marais and Monet, and the most-searched term leading readers to the blog, les macarons.  Next time you’re on a conference call, check out the Julie’s Paris archive!

The ETs are ready to eat whenever necessary in service to JuliesParis

Thank goodness we have hundreds of digital photos from Paris trips over the years, so we have a robust archive of pictures and stories to keep Julie’s Paris fresh.

But for heaven’s sake, think of the Paris topics and restaurants I have yet to cover.  It’s my job to gather content, so I am going to Kayak.com right away to check on airfares.  I must insure that the Readership is entertained.  I take my responsibility very seriously.  (And if my accountant should ask, be sure you tell her how important new content is to you)

There's so much more to discover in Paris - the Trocadero neighborhood looks promising.

We all love Paris – so let’s share our guilty pleasure with like-minded friends! Go ahead — use the “Share” link at the end of each post and tell us what you think.  If you’re the shy, retiring type, you can send us a note at julies_paris@yahoo.com

We thank the Readership for your unwavering loyalty to Julie’s Paris! Celebrate! It’s the perfect excuse for a smelly cheese and a glass of wine.

Encore!

PS – Let me draw your attention to “Lost In Paris” an entertaining article in yesterday’s New York Times  where author Matt Gross describes spending $200 on an umbrella.  There’s some Found Money!

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8 Responses to “Happy Birthday Julie’s Paris”

  1. nancyhol Says:

    I have so enjoyed your Paris posts. The Gordon Ramsay posts were the first I read, and then I was hooked.

    I am making my first trip to Paris next May, so I eagerly read each post. Thank you so much for sharing your travels with us, your readers.

    • Julie Says:

      Nancy thank you for your generous comments. Keep us posted on how your trip planning is going and we’ll do our best to point you in the right direction! Online resources are plentiful and reliable. And you can start Finding Money today to spend in May.

  2. Tim Dineen Says:

    2012 is Italy, and 2013, San Francisco. But I could foresee another trek to Paris in 2014…

    • Julie Says:

      Thanks Tim – it’s never too soon to start planning. Nurse and I will need two years to get our wardrobes up to snuff for the fabulous dining we four will do! You and Victor get to be head chefs – we will sous for you.

  3. kathryn chmura Says:

    I have so enjoyed reading these posts…..and have forwarded them on to others that love Paris as well. You have a bigger following than you know! We certainly look forward to more wonderful details of french travel, food, fashion. Happy Birthday to you!
    Merci!

    • Julie Says:

      Kathryn thanks for your good wishes and for passing the blog along to other readers! I never imagined I’d be doing this but it’s been great fun and gives me a perfect excuse to go back to Paris. Hope all is well with you and you’re working on YOUR vacation to Paris…..

  4. Jo Says:

    Cheers Julie! Keep blogging!

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