Miss Priss and I went to meet this handsome guy for lunch today.
Gabe... "The Gypsy Boy"
We were able to catch up with him and tie him down long enough to go eat lunch together just us three....which is half of our clan.
Baton Rouge is FULL of excellent restaurants ranging from ALL calibers of foods, settings and price ranges. So we could have eaten anywhere....
However this place is my most FAVORITE place to go out to eat at in town.
Miss Priss loves it as well.
Gabe had already ate there earlier in the week..so this was visit number two for him.
It's a French "flared" part bakery, part restaurant called "Le Madeleine's."
"Miss Priss" didn't want her photo taken at lunch.
Le Madeleine's has the BEST "tomato basil soup" I have found thus far at any restaurant. We all love their food AND it is resonably priced.
Then there is the "setting" everywhere throughout the restaurant reminiscent of a "French Farm House" or so they call it. I wouldn't actually know because I've never been in a French Farm House in France.....so I am trusting them on this part.
After we ate we went and browsed through the brand new "Premier" shopping center called "Perkins Rowe" that is adjacent to Le Madeleine's.
Once you get to the inner courts of Perkins Rowe it looks like this.
The stores and restaurants are all considered to be "upscale" and the architecture is "reminiscent" of the New Orleans French Quarter.
But without the crime or craziness.....
Gigantic, beautiful, Chandelier that looms above the walkers in one area.
There are wonderful flowering planters and baskets everywhere...which I LOVE!
There are also "Condos" that are up above the shops where people live....and a huge pool up there somewhere as well.
All day "Miss Priss" did not want me to take her photo.
Got a tiny smile there.
Sure, but she could snap one of ME!
When we were done shopping we headed into the Barne's and Noble for something to drink and to relax a bit.....
I snuck my camera out of my purse and took this one of her!
To which she responded........"MAMA!"
Very loudly too I might add.
It was a great day spending time with "half" of our clan.
Now it's the other people's turn.
They aren't as easy to nail down.
And to get all 6 of us, the husband, myself, and the 4 kids together out somewhere to eat takes a special event!
The next "event" will more than likely be Miss Priss's graduation which is just a few months away now.