Doors & Knobs
I’ve just returned from a few days in Paris. I’ve been many times before and admittedly its not somewhere that I originally had any real emotion for, however, its a city that grows on me and which I enjoy more and more. Something that stood out on this occasion was how fabulous the doors are (never in a million years did I think would write about doors:))
But really, the doors and door knobs are magnificent and vary hugely in size, style and colour. I have never taken any notice of how fab they are – from big beautiful doors with intricate designs to decadent door knobs mounted on a slab of marble to more simple designs but the detail is all important like in the door knob below.
The door below has a combination of iron and wood panelling with an understated door handle and a truly fabulous semi circular window above it. Although many of the Parisienne doors don’t have a glossy, polished finish they do have a certain elegance.
Check out the door below which reflects the use of combining different materials such as wood, iron and glass. Might not be to everyone’s liking but I think it looks great.
I now have a found appreciation for the beautiful georgian doors in Dublin.
Something else I have to write about is how fantastic the food is. I think what makes it really delish are the sauces. One evening I had suckling pig in a honey and red wine sauce and potato gratin. Oh My God – it was just divine. Will definitely try to reinvent that one. Another delicious lunch I had was a goats cheese salad which consisted of the goats cheese wrapped in a really light crepe and gently fried with lettuce and walnuts – so simple but so delicious. It amazes me how petite the french women are but equally amazing is how much white bread they eat – fully loaded with carbs – how can they manage to looks so, so slim. I wonder if I indulged in a loaf of Brennans bread every day could I also look that petite (don’t think so).