"Gather ye rose-buds while ye may." Robert Herrick

"Gather ye rose-buds while ye may." Robert Herrick

Hello Friends!

Friends, Romans, countrymen...y'all. Foodies, gardeners, artists and collectors - let's gather together to share and possibly learn a thing or two in the mix.

Donna Baker

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Les Deux Magots

Croque Monsieur?

Open faced sandwich?

Fois Grahahaas with shaved jambone?

Dessert? But of course!

In Paris, we stayed in the 6th arrondisement, St. Germain-des-Pres. There, we drank and dined with ghosts of the great writers, surrealists, existentialists and artists of the time. Les Deux Magots opened in 1813 and was named after a popular play of the day, The Two Magots of China. Not only was LDM the headquarters of the surrealist and existentialist movements, Max Ernst and Picasso and other greats painted and talked and wrote etc. John Paul Satre, along with Simone de Beauvoir, took their tea there each morning and he would write for hours. Hemingway was another regular. The two large Magots still grace the cafe walls. ( And, it is after 1:30 am and a bird is out my back door singing a plaintiff song and my peacock is honking his head off out somewhere in the night. Go figure.)


  1. I can tell you had fun and ate some great things too. Have a great weekend, T

  2. I would have loved to soak up that atmosphere....absolutely my favorite period for art....there was so much innovation going on. How wonderful for you! thanks for sharing!

  3. Oh finally, finally I get to come enjoy some photos from your trip. Love the food photos. I'll have to come back and catch up on what I've missed. Thanks for sharing.

  4. It all looks like you had a grand time on your trip to France.
    They "do" food so well :)
    How very exciting for you, I'm off to catch up on what you've been up to !


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