This afternoon I had Moroccan mint tea and shopped for alabaster bowls at the Institut de le Monde Arabe. On the way home, I couldn't resist photographing the windows of a local chocolatier. The French make a half-hearted attempt to acknowledge Halloween, decorating windows of chocolate shops and boulangeries and some stores. But they don't dress up in costumes or go trick or treating. For Europeans, the holiday to celebrate is November 1, All Saints Day.
A scarecrow, witches and chocolate ghosts, goblins and pumpkins. The pumpkins contain smaller pieces of chocolate.
And don't forget you're invited to the big Halloween party! Read all about it here.
Meanwhile, please spare a thought and a prayer or two for all those affected by the California wildfires.