An early blooming cherry tree
This morning I met a friend (also my colleague) for breakfast. We make space for this about once a quarter. The rendezvous is absolutely, positively a necessary work task! Sanity-keeping. Stress-easing. Women-connecting. Away from the office, we soothe our troubles with the balm of coffee, tea and French pastries.
I take the train into the city and walk awhile to arrive at our destination. The walk is always lovely, but particularly so in Spring.
I love the light reflecting in the window
Courtyards like this are a delight to find nestled into the neighborhood
Once I walk in the front door of St. Honoré Boulangerie, I'm greeted with many temptations.
Here I understand the phrase, "a feast for the eyes" - and the mouth and belly! The wreath-shaped couronne (crown) bread came home with me. It's like a baguette, only shaped into a round that lends itself to breaking apart as rolls. It's got that perfectly crisp, chewy outer texture and soft inside.
I'm so grateful for these getaways! They give my body a chance to move, my mind a chance to appreciate beauty and my heart the time to commune with a friend. Do you have a necessary escape plan? Tell me about it!