Ha! I knew they were coming! These here ladies just needed a couple more days to doll up and get ready for their grand debut. They do not disappoint. (Same park, different lawn.)
No matter what the calendar says, today is really the first day of Spring: you should see the glorious weather we are having today, bright patches of blue sky between the cut-stone buildings, a breeze so warm you happily shed scarf and coat, but more importantly, the first terrace lunch of the year and its unique taste.
Favorite terrace near my office: Café Fusion, 12 rue de la Butte-aux-Cailles in the 13th (01 45 80 12 02).