I woke up feverish and with such a terrible sore throat that I wasn't sure I'd be able to get going, but those fizzy 1000 mg of aspirin tablets work wonders. The band of musicians in the métro station always make walking through it enjoyable. We just took a leisurely walk through the Jardin du Palais Royal with its dark green steel benches surrounding the fountain and the yellow daffodils and magnolia trees in bloom. We walked down Rue Vivienne and into its passageway where we browsed through the toy store, Si Tu Veux, known for its wooden European toys. Unfortunately Catherine must also have been feeling sick because she threw up all over Anne, herself and the floor of the store. Anne thought she'd probably be well enough to shop a little more so we headed over to Du Printemps and Galeries Lafayette. Galeries Lafayette is actually a cluster of stores. The main store has an incredibly beautiful stained glass dome at its center. We walked past Prada, Louis Vuitton, Sonia Rykiel, Hermès smelling like vomit. Of course we had to stop to get macarons from Pierre Hermé and éclairs from L'Éclair de Génie and Sadaharu Aoki all conveniently located in the department store along with counters of take away fish, hamburgers, pizza, Japanese foods and anything else you could imagine. After simply buying some sandwiches from this overwhelming assortment, we stopped at Pedone, the gelato counter, where they had bufala gelato. This was my hands down best gelato experience ever. Catherine loved it too and luckily she made it back into the apartment before throwing all of it up.