Anniversary, France, Uncategorized EUROTRIP: RICHARD LENOIR MARKETS 10 August 2010


A very sweet card from Mum and Dad 🙂


8 August…. our 1st year Wedding Anniversary. It also marks out 10th year Dating Anniversary, if we were still counting that 😛 Pretty momentous.

So much as happened in just one year.. we spent our anniversary reminiscing at various times during the day, thinking “Ooooh.. what were we doing THIS time last year at our wedding?”

We’ve come so far, yet it seems we’ve only just started. And, we now (well, very soon!) will have our own proper little family.. 🙂 We used the Doppler (a little handheld device that enables you to hear the heartbeat of your baby) last night after our Anniversary dinner and the little munchkin was wriggling & dancing all over the place! We’d hear the heartbeat strong and loud, then after a few seconds it’d shift over and we’d have to hunt for it on my belly again. It’s like the baby was doing a little celebratory anniversary dance in me 😛

We spent the day traipsing around Paris, because what better way to celebrate than celebrate in the City of Love? 🙂 After a relaxed morning lazing about, we went to the Richard Lenoir markets (at Bastille metro) close to the Le Marais area where we live. It’s an outdoor markets that’s teeming with people, produce, and all sorts of little things. Wandering around outdoor markets is something Chris and I ADORE… we used to do it ALL the time back in Australia – hunting down these beautiful outdoor markets and spending a lazy weekend there. We’ve been doing it ever since we started dating, and stopped when we moved to Shanghai (they don’t really have these, and the dirt and people shoving/spitting away don’t quite lend to the same ambience), so it was lovely to go to these ones.

It was much larger than we thought, with a ton of stalls selling everything from kitchenware to fruits to meats. Our favourites were, of course, all the cheese stalls and the pate/foie gras stalls 😉 Wish we could’ve bought a ton of stuff but 1) we’re not cooking, and 2) we didn’t want to lug everything around for the rest of the day. An awesome trip though… and a nice way to kick off our Anniversary day 🙂


Taking the metro to the Richard Lenoir markets, a mere 2 min ride away

Teeming with stalls!

A ton of olives and marinated goods

A massive pan of Paella!!! At the bottom is Beef Bourginon.. mmm…

It was a lovely Paella, though in retrospect we probably should’ve
waited until we’re in Barcelona, Spain, next week 😉

Are these ligonberries or something? They must’ve been in season, there were TONS!

A luscious Breton cheese, cider, honey and jam store….. *heart flutter*…

Street performers. They were playing the music by feeding sheets into this
box that they turned the handle on. Very strange!

Just a perfectly sunny, gorgeous day in Paris 🙂


60 Comments

  • starbucksweetie posted on August 9, 2010 at 11:42 pm

    Pretty dress.

    Reply
    • beverly posted on August 10, 2010 at 7:38 am

      thanks hon

      Reply
  • ourownact posted on August 9, 2010 at 11:47 pm

    I love outdoor market! so so jealous – I hope you are having an awesome time in Europe!

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    • beverly posted on August 24, 2010 at 7:26 am

      Us too! Our obsession.. hehe

      Reply
  • carorules posted on August 9, 2010 at 11:50 pm

    I heard Paella in Spain is divine! You should have tried the boeuf bourguignon! 😉

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    • beverly posted on August 24, 2010 at 7:29 am

      Heh we did, but later in a restaurant famous for it.. 🙂

      Reply
  • thefragrantelf posted on August 9, 2010 at 11:52 pm

    You’re glowing! 🙂 Oh, those markets look wonderful. You’re making me ache for Paris!

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    • beverly posted on August 24, 2010 at 7:33 am

      Hehe thanks hon.. I think it’s combined with the holiday glow too 😛

      Reply
  • exhileration posted on August 10, 2010 at 12:23 am

    You look fab! Glad to hear your anniversary trip is off to a great start! Paris is such a perfect place to celebrate! Wow that subway station looks so clean! Like you could eat off the floor! lol cleaner than Toronto’s!

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    • beverly posted on August 24, 2010 at 7:34 am

      We knew we wanted Europe/paris back from a year ago, so it’s so surreal that it’s actually happening now, lol!

      Reply
  • madmoneymonkey posted on August 10, 2010 at 1:53 am

    You are looking gorgeous! 🙂

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    • beverly posted on August 24, 2010 at 7:54 am

      Aww thank you! I keep getting breakouts though cos of the hormones, arghhhhhhh.. but hopefully they’ll go away soon..

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  • rainingumbrella posted on August 10, 2010 at 2:34 am

    You look amazing, love! Happy anniversary, and I know that your baby’s celebrating right there with you 😉

    Wei-Wei

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    • beverly posted on August 24, 2010 at 7:54 am

      It’s v nice thinking our baby is celebrating our 1st anniv with us 🙂

      Reply
  • rapkat0021 posted on August 10, 2010 at 3:16 am

    LOVE your dress sooo much! 😀

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    • beverly posted on August 24, 2010 at 7:56 am

      Thanks! It’s really comfy, perfect for summer 🙂

      Reply
  • am_klutz posted on August 10, 2010 at 3:24 am

    Looking really radiant and *ahem. The figure is looking more voluptuous (in a good way) 🙂

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    • beverly posted on August 24, 2010 at 7:56 am

      LOL well better than going the other way I suppose! Except the belly gets bigger too, doh, haha

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      • am_klutz posted on August 24, 2010 at 8:45 am

        Ya but I think you’re one of those that will look ‘normal’ and skinny from behind and no one will know that you are preggers till they see the belly 🙂

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  • Anonymous posted on August 10, 2010 at 6:56 am

    I think the berries are redcurrants 🙂
    PS – there is a beautiful english bookshop across the river from Notre Dame if you like that sort of thing. It is called Shakespeare and Co. Has some nice kids books upstairs too, and you can get them stamped as a memento of your trip.

    Reply
    • beverly posted on August 24, 2010 at 8:00 am

      Aww we didn’t see it, it sounds so cool though!

      Reply
  • starbucksweetie posted on August 9, 2010 at 11:42 pm

    Pretty dress.

    Reply
    • beverly posted on August 10, 2010 at 7:38 am

      thanks hon

      Reply
  • ourownact posted on August 9, 2010 at 11:47 pm

    I love outdoor market! so so jealous – I hope you are having an awesome time in Europe!

    Reply
    • beverly posted on August 24, 2010 at 7:26 am

      Us too! Our obsession.. hehe

      Reply
  • carorules posted on August 9, 2010 at 11:50 pm

    I heard Paella in Spain is divine! You should have tried the boeuf bourguignon! 😉

    Reply
    • beverly posted on August 24, 2010 at 7:29 am

      Heh we did, but later in a restaurant famous for it.. 🙂

      Reply
  • thefragrantelf posted on August 9, 2010 at 11:52 pm

    You’re glowing! 🙂 Oh, those markets look wonderful. You’re making me ache for Paris!

    Reply
    • beverly posted on August 24, 2010 at 7:33 am

      Hehe thanks hon.. I think it’s combined with the holiday glow too 😛

      Reply
  • exhileration posted on August 10, 2010 at 12:23 am

    You look fab! Glad to hear your anniversary trip is off to a great start! Paris is such a perfect place to celebrate! Wow that subway station looks so clean! Like you could eat off the floor! lol cleaner than Toronto’s!

    Reply
    • beverly posted on August 24, 2010 at 7:34 am

      We knew we wanted Europe/paris back from a year ago, so it’s so surreal that it’s actually happening now, lol!

      Reply
  • madmoneymonkey posted on August 10, 2010 at 1:53 am

    You are looking gorgeous! 🙂

    Reply
    • beverly posted on August 24, 2010 at 7:54 am

      Aww thank you! I keep getting breakouts though cos of the hormones, arghhhhhhh.. but hopefully they’ll go away soon..

      Reply
  • rainingumbrella posted on August 10, 2010 at 2:34 am

    You look amazing, love! Happy anniversary, and I know that your baby’s celebrating right there with you 😉

    Wei-Wei

    Reply
    • beverly posted on August 24, 2010 at 7:54 am

      It’s v nice thinking our baby is celebrating our 1st anniv with us 🙂

      Reply
  • rapkat0021 posted on August 10, 2010 at 3:16 am

    LOVE your dress sooo much! 😀

    Reply
    • beverly posted on August 24, 2010 at 7:56 am

      Thanks! It’s really comfy, perfect for summer 🙂

      Reply
  • am_klutz posted on August 10, 2010 at 3:24 am

    Looking really radiant and *ahem. The figure is looking more voluptuous (in a good way) 🙂

    Reply
    • beverly posted on August 24, 2010 at 7:56 am

      LOL well better than going the other way I suppose! Except the belly gets bigger too, doh, haha

      Reply
      • am_klutz posted on August 24, 2010 at 8:45 am

        Ya but I think you’re one of those that will look ‘normal’ and skinny from behind and no one will know that you are preggers till they see the belly 🙂

        Reply
  • collegefashion posted on August 10, 2010 at 2:12 pm

    Who makes your dress? It’s SO gorgeous! Love it with the Chanel bag as well 🙂

    So jealous of your trip to Paris, btw! Have always wanted to go. Looks amazing!

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    • beverly posted on August 24, 2010 at 8:12 am

      It’s just a cheap one I got for $15 at the train station! I love it cos it’s so floaty and comfy 🙂

      Reply
  • Anonymous posted on August 10, 2010 at 6:56 am

    I think the berries are redcurrants 🙂
    PS – there is a beautiful english bookshop across the river from Notre Dame if you like that sort of thing. It is called Shakespeare and Co. Has some nice kids books upstairs too, and you can get them stamped as a memento of your trip.

    Reply
    • beverly posted on August 24, 2010 at 8:00 am

      Aww we didn’t see it, it sounds so cool though!

      Reply
  • tiffanyx posted on August 10, 2010 at 3:57 pm

    you are showing already! *hugs*

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    • beverly posted on August 24, 2010 at 8:14 am

      I wasn’t yet in the photos in this post but a week afterwards, I now finally do!

      Reply
  • collegefashion posted on August 10, 2010 at 2:12 pm

    Who makes your dress? It’s SO gorgeous! Love it with the Chanel bag as well 🙂

    So jealous of your trip to Paris, btw! Have always wanted to go. Looks amazing!

    Reply
    • beverly posted on August 24, 2010 at 8:12 am

      It’s just a cheap one I got for $15 at the train station! I love it cos it’s so floaty and comfy 🙂

      Reply
  • tiffanyx posted on August 10, 2010 at 3:57 pm

    you are showing already! *hugs*

    Reply
    • beverly posted on August 24, 2010 at 8:14 am

      I wasn’t yet in the photos in this post but a week afterwards, I now finally do!

      Reply
  • lisette posted on August 11, 2010 at 8:42 pm

    Happy (belated) Anniversary yaaay~ xD

    ZOMG I miss Paris! ;___;

    Have a blast there! xD

    @elyse

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    • beverly posted on August 24, 2010 at 8:15 am

      Thanks so much for the well wishes!

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  • lisette posted on August 11, 2010 at 8:42 pm

    Happy (belated) Anniversary yaaay~ xD

    ZOMG I miss Paris! ;___;

    Have a blast there! xD

    @elyse

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    • beverly posted on August 24, 2010 at 8:15 am

      Thanks so much for the well wishes!

      Reply
  • azuredrifting posted on August 15, 2010 at 3:29 pm

    Happy anniversary!! I ENVY your trip to Europe!!! hehe have a great time Bev.

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    • beverly posted on August 24, 2010 at 8:17 am

      It’s been very nice, but so sad we can’t just holiday forever… heh!

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  • azuredrifting posted on August 15, 2010 at 3:29 pm

    Happy anniversary!! I ENVY your trip to Europe!!! hehe have a great time Bev.

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    • beverly posted on August 24, 2010 at 8:17 am

      It’s been very nice, but so sad we can’t just holiday forever… heh!

      Reply
  • beverly posted on August 24, 2010 at 7:58 am

    Nice, CONGRATS to you!!

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  • beverly posted on August 24, 2010 at 7:58 am

    Nice, CONGRATS to you!!

    Reply
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