Sunday was the day of rest after the party. Many of us went to the beach and it was a prefect way to unwind. It was hot and sunny but there was a nice breeze to make it comfortable.
We went to Ostuni again that night and we arrived about twilight time. I took my time photographing all the nooks and crannies of the white city and the photos kept changing as the light did at that hour. I went up and down mysterious passageways and dead end alleys uncovering some great photo ops. As it got darker the sky started to turn into an indescribable shade of blue that almost seemed new to me. You can see glimpses of it in the photos.
We were a smaller group that night at dinner, only 14. We ate at one of the most beautiful and charming restaurants I have ever been to, Taverna Della Gelosia. Situated outside on stone terraces on many levels with roving staircases, the restaurant is awash in sweet smelling jasmine and bougainvillea. It looked like the set of a romantic Italian movie, where I can imagine Sophia Loren and Marcello Mastroianni having a tete a tete. I ordered a local specialty, Ambrogino, turkey with a date, fig, and cinnamon sauce. Again, there were toasts to the birthday girl and some people even sang. I got the singing bug and sang Moon River. I had been listening to it recently and thought it was appropriate song to celebrate the spirit of the evening. It was an early night in comparison and we got back to the hotel at midnight.
Imagining Sophia and Marcello
I am pleased as punch to announce the launch of Eye Prefer Paris Tours, which are 3-hour walking tours I will personally be leading. The Eye Prefer Paris Tour includes many of the places I have written about such as small museums & galleries, restaurants, cafes & food markets, secret addresses, fashion & home boutiques, parks, and much more.
Tours cost 210 euros for up to 3 people, and 70 euros for each additional person. I look forward to meeting you on my tours and it will be my pleasure and delight to show you my insiders Paris.
Check it out at www.eyepreferparistours.com
Click here to watch a video of our famous Marais tour
New! Eye Prefer Paris Cooking Classes
I am happy to announce the launch of Eye Prefer Paris Cooking Classes. Come take an ethnic culinary journey with me and chef and caterer Charlotte Puckette, co-author of the bestseller The Ethnic Paris Cookbook (with Olivia Kiang-Snaije). First we will shop at a Paris green-market for the freshest ingredients and then return to Charlotte's professional kitchen near the Eiffel Tower to cook a three-course lunch. After, we will indulge in the delicious feast we prepared along with hand-selected wines.
Cost: 185 euros per person (about $240)
Time: 9:30AM- 2PM (approximately 4 1/2 hours)
Location: We will meet by a metro station close to the market
Class days: Tuesday,Wednesday, Thursday,Friday, Saturday, and Sunday
Minimum of 2 students, maximum 6 students.
Click here to sign up for the next class or for more info.
I am happy to announce the sale of a new set of prints of my Eye Prefer Paris Photos. I am offering 20 of my most popular and iconic images for sale including my doors, architectural details, statues, and monuments. They will make great gifts for all your Francophile friends, relatives, and colleagues but don't forget to buy some for yourself.
Click here to see photos and for full details including sizes, prices, and shipping. Here is a sample of some of the photos.