I have had a pretty much perfect day in Paris. Slept in through breakfast (to make up for missing sleep due to coughing), met friends for lunch and then ballet at the Opéra Bastille, then a long poke through the Marais in search of the Mariages Frères tea shop. Net result: 1st flush Darjeelings, cute socks, chocolates, macaroons, Carignan wine, and crepe dinner. Now I'm back to the Opera House for more ballet. It's been a good day.