mercredi, septembre 24, 2008

Apartment Pictures!

Woo! I finally have pictures of my new apartment. Here’s a link to the photo album I made in my PicasaWeb account, and here’s a selection of those photos:

From My New Apt!
From My New Apt!
From My New Apt!
From My New Apt!

Isn’t it great? I’ve got an ample main room with a high-quality folding bed, a well-designed kitchen with a gas stove, and a small but well-designed bathroom. AND all the utilities plus internet / tv / home phone included in the rent. I’m still discovering the neighborhood, but so far I’m loving it. My only complaint is that there is no mid-range grocery store within 5-minutes walking distance.


Anyway, today I went to a “offline meetup” of some Paris-based users of MetaFilter, which I have been a member of for years now. Since I was the one that arranged the meetup, I chose the place, which was at a café literally across the street from me called “L’Autre Café.” The place was really nice and surprisingly spacious, with pretty friendly service. We were there only for an apéro (short for apéritif, a pre-dinner drink), but after a couple of drinks we decided to go for food as well.

We had dinner at Le Marsangy, which is a restaurant that I’ve been to in the past, when I last lived here. I was really stunned by how much weight the chef/owner had lost since the last time I had seen him. Anyway, the food was lovely as usual. The highlight for me was the appetizer, which was a simple bowl of morel mushrooms, quickly pan-fried in butter, parsley and garlic.

After a good meal and a fair bit of wine (I’ll admit, I was a bit disappointed with the wine this time, but it was a good deal), we went our separate ways and I curled up in bed.

5 commentaires:

Kristy a dit…

Much apartment awesomeness was had!!

Kristy a dit…

Oh, and like I required the "hint hint" for the guests! We were coming even if we had to tape ourselves to the ceiling baby!... CAN'T. (FRICKIN'.) WAIT.

LMGM a dit…

wheeee! Can't wait until you guys come visit. Send me an email when you have fixed dates.

Humingway a dit…

Yeah, we want to visit too! I made a budget the other day... yikes.

The apartment looks beautiful, and lugging groceries up to the sixth floor will keep in from having to join a gym!

MeFi meetup FTW! "L'autre Café" is a great name. It reminds me of my friend in college whose ICQ screen name was TheOtherBrian2.

LMGM a dit…

yeah, Paris travel is a bitch right now. And, ironically, Paris is one of the cheaper European destinations (especially if you connect through NYC).