(This is Mary again!) I spent some time with Rachel and her good friend Kelly, whom she has known since she was 5. Kelly is a dancer based in L.A. but was here in Paris on a tour. The funny thing is, she was in NYC on the tour last week, and Jeff and I saw her perform there! Small world, isn't it?
Anyway, the three of us had a grand time tonight. We all met up at Rachel's apartment, then headed out for some fun and frolic. We went to Trocadero for a wonderful view of the Eiffel Tower, then caught the Metro to the Pigalle area (think Moulin Rouge) and had dinner at a quaint Italian restaurant, where the wait staff and chef were a mix of French and Italian. Wonderful food, including huge desserts (always a plus).
After that, we decided to see if this new Ferris Wheel was still open, and it was! So we took a ride, three times around. The photos are a bit blurry, but you'll get the idea of the view: all the way down the Champs-Elyse'es (Place de la Concorde is in the foreground), with the Eiffel Tower toward our left. Magnifique. I shot a very short video on board. Take a look!