Sometimes when the French want to offer congratulations or a compliment, they simply say, “Chapeau,” as in “I take my hat off to you.” This is the window of a popular hat shop in the 6th arrondissement called “La Cerise sur le Chapeau,” which is a play on the French phrase, ‘la cerise sur le gateau” or “the cherry on the cake.” (Full disclosure: I’m a customer.) I happened by and took this snapshot on a dreary winter day — it cheered me up, seeming to signal that Spring can’t be too far away.