Saturday, February 5, 2011

Market Day

Most Saturdays we go to the market, a trip everyone in my family enjoys. DS finishes his tennis class mid morning, and after picking him up, we wander across to the boulangerie for a fresh baguette, and then to a café for a café crème and a chocolat chaud. Today we were sitting outside in the warm sunshine, it was truly lovely. On the way back, we get our fruits, vegetables and cheese for the weekend.

The colours and abundance of the produce are always such a feast for the eyes

I was thrilled to see the first Mimosa flowers of the year, a sure sign that Spring is coming closer..

Sharing a joke with DS, who has got such a knack for making me laugh
(Vif Argent Gavroche in the basic bias fold and a scarf fur band in blue frost)

For dinner tonight we'll have artichokes, along with some freshly made artichoke tortellinis we bought at our favorite pasta stall.

Wishing everyone a happy weekend!


  1. What darling pictures, enjoy the rest of your weekend.

  2. Beautiful market colouring and beautiful fur band accompanied by H scarf. I also love Saturday ritual, but, for sake of longer sleeping on Saturday morning, I am replacing it with Friday evening shopping which is not equally colourful though. Have a nice weekend!

  3. Beautiful pictures! And the mimosa flowers are a sure way to put a smile on anyone's face. So bright and cheerful. Thank you for sharing dear MT.
    Have a lovely weekend.

  4. Thank you for the beautiful photographs, my dear MaiTai, and for sharing part of your lovely Saturday with us.
    A lovely weekend to you as well!Warm hugs, Manuela

  5. Oh, how I love these vignettes into a day in the life of MT!
    What a wonderful way to spend the day with your family .
    The colorations in your market pics never cease to amaze with their depth and clarity.
    I agree with Tabitha,darling picture of you and your clever DS ;)
    Now once again your post has made me hungry and must see what we can throw together for dinner! Will toast you for sure!
    Thank you so much for another glimpse into your journey.Have a wonderful rest of the weekend !
    T xx
    Warmest of hugs, T xx

  6. thank you so much for blocking out your son's face - so many parents are not careful about their children's images on the internet!

    enjoy your weekend,

  7. Beautiful! I can smell the oranges.

  8. I adore markets - they are so much fun! I always love cooking with fresh produce and seeing what's in season is so inspirational...

  9. My dearest MaiTai,
    What a beautiful Saturday morning! Thank you so much for sharing your family's delightful weekend morning traditions. And thank you for this most welcome glimpse of spring to come. Chiming in with all - your pictures are always breathtaking, so vivid, taking us right there. The produce is amazing and your evening menu sounds most delectable. How much I love the picture of you and your DS, so special and heartwarming <3
    Hope you're enjoying the rest of your sunshine filled weekend. Much love to you and happiest hugs always xx

  10. Today the sun is shining from a cloudless and beautiful blue sky. We're off to make the most of it! Many thanks for your lovely comments, dear ladies, sending you much love and warm weekend hugs!

    Have a wonderful Sunday too, dear Tabitha!

    Lol re sleeping in, dear Durdica, I wish! ;-) Happy Sunday!

    Love the Mimosas for exactly the same reason, my dear booksnchocolate, don't they look like a thousand little spring suns!

    It is always fun to take you girls with me, my dear Manuela, happy you enjoyed the trip x

    Oh, what was for dinner my dear Trudye, I bet something delicious! Will toast you tonight in return, and wishing you a lovely Sunday too <3

    Thank you, FemmesdesFoulards, I am glad you appreciate it :)

    Sending a few over to you right now, dear Elaine!

    Warm greetings from one market lover to another, dear Miss Kitty-Kat!

    So lovely to hear you enjoyed our family market visit, my dear Scarf Enthusiast! It is always such a happy time, and my most prefered way to start the weekend! Wishing you a joyous and wonderful Sunday <3

  11. MaiTai, these types of post's are my favorite. Do I spot gold hardware on your birkin or is it palladium? Julia

  12. Great photos MaiTai - and I envy you the warm sunshine it is grey and windy here! Thank you for showing us these lovely colourful pictures. SAx

  13. It sounds as if we are all craving the sunshine and doing out best to seek out the light! Sunblock in hand I hope your journey today took you close to that charming little place by the sea that is such a chameleon with each season.Ah, to dream!
    Whilst shopping for our dinner at Whole Foods,I pretended I was in your beautiful outdoor market amid the colorful almost worked;)
    Cheers to Sunday adventures for all<3
    T xx

  14. Thank you for giving me the biggest smile! Beautiful pictures as always!

  15. So nice to see the first signs of Spring, always a lovely sight after a long winter. The market looks wonderful and it's a great way to make Saturday mornings special. The chocolat chaud sounds particularly delicious! ;)

    I have a request MaiTai, and hope you won't mind. I've been enjoying making your delicious soup and pesto, and wondered if you had another wonderful recipe you would mind sharing with us? Perhaps something that says 'Spring' to you? My boyfriend, who is Italian, loved the pesto so much that all the extra I made for the freezer disappeared in a couple of weeks!

    Have a lovely week,

    Melusine x

  16. How attractive- I want to shop there too x

  17. Hi Julia, and thank you. The hardware is palladium :-)

    Hope the weather chez vous will improve soon, dear SA!

    If only, my dear Trudye! Sunday was even more glorious, a cloudless sky and warm enough to go outside in a t-shirt. No frolocking at the beach though, but a 15 km rollerblade 'promenade' with DS and DH instead. At least the café on the way had macarons...

    Sunshine and hugs to you, dear gracekelly!

    How wonderful to hear that the soup and pesto recipes were a success, and lol re your BF! I am glad you reminded me to post another recipe soon, I sometimes's been far to long!

    I wish you could just hop over, my dear FF x

  18. lifeatmyfingertipsFebruary 9, 2011 at 1:37 AM

    Ooh, I really miss the market.. beautiful weather on a lovely day! The mimosas are beautiful too, thank you for sharing with us xx

  19. Aww, dear lifeatmyfingertips, we had such fun at the markets! Hope we can repeat it one day soon x