Two weeks ago when we spent the day with the girl with a pearl earring and the goldfinch at the deYoung Museum, we also enjoyed an exhibit about the life and career of Rudolph Nureyev. Costumes from his ballets and videotapes of his dancing brought back memories of my youth when I saw him dance many times. (Ah, yes, I saw that ballet where he threw himself through large, red lips at the back of the stage at the end.)
Just what motivated us to make this trek? We had read in a blog that Fauchon, the fancy patisserie, collected and packaged the honey from the hives that are on top of the Opera building. Fauchon does not have it in their store, however, it is only carried in the store connected to the Opera. Off we went first to Fauchon and then to the Opera. I know now that the next time I go to Paris, I will definitely take the paid tour of the inside of the building and I will try my best to get tickets to a ballet performance. This also gives me a chance to end this post with a picture of a macaron tree. What more can you ask for?