A few days in Paris is always a good idea. Tom and I drove to Paris for a little getaway and got back last night. Up until about 5 minutes ago, I thought today was Monday and had this titled Monday Mishmash. Ooops. So why the trip? To see one of my favorite singers, Damien Rice, in concert and for a work meeting. I bought tickets for the concert back in February and it was absolutely amazing. The last time I saw Damien Rice live was in New York City back in 2008 or 2009 and seeing him live again was a treat. Also while there, I finally made it over to Rue Cremieux… one of the most colorful streets in Paris.
When you think of Paris, you can’t help but think of the Eiffel Tower and the Seine and Notre Dame and a handful of other tourist must-sees. But lately, I’d see a colorful little street on bloggers’ Instagram feeds and wanted to check it out for myself. So on Saturday when we were staying near Gare de Lyon, we made the 5-minute walk to Rue Cremieux and snapped the pretty shots below. If you’re ever in the area, take a stroll down the pretty Paris street.
- We saw Jurassic World and I liked it! Good action movie and it kept me on the edge of my seat. The product placement was a little over the top at times but overall I liked it. And Chris Pratt is pretty easy on the eyes. So there’s that.
- I had blood drawn for my yearly physical at a lab in town over a week ago and the woman was a brute and messed up my arm. No gloves, no cleaning of the skin before and no warning. Just a stab. Afterwards, my arm really killed and I couldn’t extend it or move it much without a weird pulling sensation radiating up and down my arm. Day 2 is when the bruising started. And now it’s been 9 days and my arm is still not 100% normal.
- Don’t forget I’m still accepting guest post submissions for later this summer. You can still submit your pitch!
Wow! I didn’t know about this street. Very pretty! I need to go back to Paris, as I’ve discovered more things that I need to see that I didn’t know about when I was there.
Yes, it really is a gem! I had no clue about it either until it made the rounds on social media like I mentioned. If you’re in the area, definitely take a stroll down the street. Paris proved once again it is full of cool things to see and do. 😉
Karine N says
What a gorgeous burst of colours Diane! I didn’t know the Parisians had taken a leaf out of the Irish in terms of street decor. Fantastic pics.
I’m surprised a so-called professional butchered your arm that way. Hope your arm gets better really soon!
Thanks Karine, glad you enjoyed the pics. Yes the woman was just rushed and cut corners. 10 days later my arm is still sore and bruised pretty bad. ;-( Thx again
As usual the pix are beautiful and inspiring ! But your arm ! There is really no excuse for that to have happened. As a cancer survivor and daughter of a severely disabled parent I’ve been through a lot. I have always found that to file a complaint has worked wonders. Health care professionals really do care and want to know the truth. They will investigate what happened and stop it from happening again ! Have a great day !
Thanks Cynthia. I told Tom I’d like to make a complaint and he said I could but they wouldn’t really care or do anything. The lab is kind of like a factory where one person after another comes in and since malpractice suits (or suing at all really) aren’t common, they don’t take complaints seriously. Even if it’s just my minor arm issue, Tom didn’t think it would be worth my time to complain. But trust me, I wanted to!
Have a wonderful day too!
I *live* in Paris and I still haven’t made it across town that cutie pie! I need to make a specific trip sometime because I’m never over that way.
Btw,cracking up that you said “Gare to Lyon” in your text. I had to read it twice to figure out what sounded wrong. It kind of is the Gare to Lyon!
Oops, sorry for the confusing typo. Wasn’t intentional — just rushed to get this post up. Thank you for pointing it out. Fixing now! And what do you mean by “cutie pie?”
The street is definitely cool and worth a look if you’re ever over that way. 😉
haha, i meant the street is a cutie pie, i.e., it’s cute 😉 i made a typo too since i should have said “across town TO that cutie pie”.
Sara @ Simply Sara Travel says
Love your photos of rue Cremieux! I found out about it through Instagram after seeing a few bloggers’ photos from there. It’s funny because a bistrot I love is like 2 minutes away, yet I never would have walked down that particular street it I wasn’t looking for it specifically!
Thanks! Yup, you found the street the same way I did. Otherwise it’s kind of hidden and I would have never have found it otherwise.