July 16, 2013

pétanque on smith street On Sunday we celebrated Bastille Day with a quick walk to Smith Street where gigantic swaths of the street had been turned into sandy pétanque courts. Pétanque, for those of you who might be unfamiliar, is a game that I like to describe as the French version of bocce, but with prettier boules.
pétanque on smith street The temperature on the courts was hotter than the surface of the sun, and so tempted though we were, we chose to sip on fruity sangria and eat lobster rolls while watching other people sweat it out. It’s important to know your strengths, I say. pétanque6131 My only regret is that I didn’t bring along my fabulously chic parasol to aid in the people-watching. Next time.

If you’re looking for a pétanque set of your own, this one‘s pretty darn cute.

PS. Photos by James. I could get used to this.

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  • Reply Lauren Ashley July 16, 2013 at 2:36 pm

    What a fun day date! Parasols next time fo sho.

  • Reply Eleanor July 17, 2013 at 12:47 am

    I love the way the city can transorm in an instant.
    Thank you for sharing!

  • Reply susan July 19, 2013 at 12:21 am

    Love it! We threw a huge Bastille Day/1st birthday bash for our twins, and I had planned on making a mini petanque game, but it was so hot I gave that up. Such a fun game, and something I've always played on Bastille Day!

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