Père Lachaise Cemetery

A little something-something is arriving this Thursday, according to the UPS online tracking, so there’ll be a fashion post on Friday if UPS is accurate. In the interim, I thought I’d take you back to Paris today to a tourist attraction, the Père Lachaise Cemetery.

Over 100 acres, it is the largest cemetery within the city of Paris. And if it weren’t for all the tombstones, you’d get the impression that you’re just walking through yet another park.

People from around the world come here to pay homage to their favorites like Colette, Gertrude Stein, Marcel Proust, Frederic Chopin, and Molière. Once I saw the list of all the famous writers, artists, musicians and leaders here, I thought what a fabulous dinner party it would be with this cemetery’s residents. If it were indeed possible to host such a dinner with these departed, I’d ask for Amedeo Modigliani to sit to my left and Jim Morrison to my right.

Morrison and The Doors were a bit before my time, but anyone who loves the history of rock music as much as I do would surely want to be in his presence just once, even if only in a dream…

It’s a good few hours of walking if you have the patience to navigate all the grave sites at this cemetery. And if you should need a quick hit of sugar to refill the energy reserve as I often do (well, that’s my excuse anyway), I recommend a little something-something in a green bag from Ladurée 😀 …


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