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Before I left for Paris, people very generously gifted me with different things. Pieces of advice, a flower fund from my Mom, restaurant recommendations, cookbooks, stickers, novels, journals, their time to listen to me go on and on about my hopes and fears.
Bryan’s parents gave me a pocket guidebook, and some generous seed money for an adult beverage to celebrate when he arrived.

From the book, I found this lovely place, Le Train Bleu, in the Gare de Lyon train station.

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Actually, lovely doesn’t even begin to describe it. It was like having a drink at Versailles.

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The ceilings were beautiful, the service was wonderful, and it had so much charm. We truly enjoyed our afternoon. We ordered a bottle of Deutz, which was accompanied by some little snacks. Herbs de Provence olive oil soaked garlic cloves, nuts, and olives that must have been marinating in spice heaven.

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Based on the deliciousness of the snacks, and the length of time we took enjoying our Champagne, I think we went through 3 serving plates. 🙂

And apparently, because we were kind of a big deal ;), the waiter brought us each an extra glass.

So we combined our love of champagne with Bryan’s love of trains, and mine of train stations, and nice places. 🙂 So generous!!

And, in my next life, I will be returning as this resident cat, who took it upon himself to nap on only the coziest, sun-beamed, tufted sofas.

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Le Train Bleu
Gare de Lyon, 1eme étage

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