For Valentine's day the FrenchBoy and I met up with Mademoiselle R and Monsieur C for Indo-Pakistani dinner. The food and conversation was good and even at inflated Valentin'es day prices our entire meal plus cocktails came in at under 100 euros. Miraculous!
Just as a side note--I gotta say that I think it's hilarious that the French take Valentine's day so seriously. It's like a real-live lovers' holiday, where as for most of my adult life in the US I kinda considered Valentine's day a sort of weak joke. Or maybe it's just because I'm not the gushy romantic type?
Anyway, after our meal nobody wanted coffee except me, but then as soon as I ordered everyone else jumped on the bandwagon and ordered coffee too. And it's a good thing they did because if they hadn't, we might have missed these little drawings:
These are the sugar wrappers from our....sugars. At first I was a bit confused, but then I decided that it must be some kind of Art. (My response to most things I don't understand is---"Maybe it's Art!") And as it turns out I was right. Apparently the little drawings are from a series called "Etre une Femme" (To be a Woman.) by artist Astrid Chapuis. So then of course I cyber stalked her on Google and found a PDF of the entire series here.
Ok, so, it doesn't inspire deep thoughs , but..... C'est amusant! Especially after a few glasses of wine.