|A parasol perhaps? Not likely.|
|A pareo. Only if you wear it as a shawl -- over a cardigan.|
|Hmmm, sandals. Why not? If you team them with socks you should be fine.|
|Sunglasses. In my experience they make great headbands|
|Scarves and plenty of them.|
|An Eric Bompard cardigan. This one looks cheery and won't seem depressing in the rain.|
|This one, from La City, is for me to wear with my black linen trousers and if there's a break in the showers a pair of black ballerinas.|
You can buy one of these when you arrive.
But never mind, there is always the outside chance that you have other travel plans this year or you could re-route to Provence perhaps. In that case, I have a huge surprise for you, a cadeau really. It's so much fun that it will make you happy no matter where you spend your holidays.
As you know, every summer magazines, newspapers, the Web, etc. all tout “the best vacation reads.” Debuting tomorrow and for five weeks thereafter, you will be treated to your very own best of summer vacation read – written exclusively for us by an extraordinary writer and a wonderful friend.
Some of you may remember her from what was, in my opinion, one of the best blogs ever written, Mon Avis, Mes Amis. Unfortunately the operative word in that sentence is “was” – Elizabeth stopped writing her blog some time ago to the dismay of many of us groupies.
However, Elizabeth L. Smith is back and this time she is weaving a tale of romance and intrigue in Paris.
Please be here tomorrow and every Friday for the duration.
Let it rain, let it rain, let it rain.