Thursday, May 24, 2007

Our dear pals Tara & Wavy Davy came to visit for a few days on May 11. David had just opened an exhibition of his cubist photography at the V.I.A.P. Gallery in Heerlen, The Netherlands.
On Friday I took them along to do my errands at FNAC & the Grande Epicerie. Marti & I left them to their own devices that evening as we went to see Greek singer-songwriter George Dalaras at the Grand Rex. Around midnight we rendezvoused with Tara & David at Place St.-Michel; the three of us went to late dinner at a Greek restaurant called Meteora in Souvlaki Alley.
Next morning, after being awakened by Superman with a bullhorn down in rue Blomet, we all went to the Orangerie to see the renovated installation of Claude Monet's panoramic water lily paintings. Afterward we strolled through the Tuileries, ending up deep in the Marais, where Galerie Kennory-Kim co-owner Philippe agreed to consider David's work for a future show.
The four of us were joined at dinner at Le Petel by our mutual friend Marco, after which we hit the Cafe Laurent for excellent piano jazz from Christian Brenner & invited guests.
Tara, Wavy & I went to see the lavish Napoleon III apartments & Richelieu wing sculpture galleries at the Louvre on Sunday. Enroute we encountered Luisa & her daughter Katya, who had just flown in from Miami. Nice folks. Later Marti joined us for a cruise through the Marais.
On Monday Tara & David went touristing on their own, then took Marti & me to dinner at Couleurs de Vigne, an excellent wine shop/bistro in our 'hood. It was a super long weekend with two of our favorite DC-area peeps.

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