CH and I took a day-trip to Paris this weekend and it was amazing. We seriously had one of the best days in a long time. I’ll let the picture tell the story of our day….there is a general theme 🙂
Step 1: Locate the “best baguette” in Paris (Jacques Bazin according to Le Figaro)…
Step 2: Locate the “best croissant” in Paris (Au Levain du Marais – according to David Lebovitz)…
Step 3: Enjoy a espresso at a cafe in Bastille Square, people watching of course (the favourite pasttime of the French)
Step 4: Leisurely walk down Champs-Élysées
Step 5: Locate the best falafel place in Paris (Maoz – according again to Mr. David Lebovitz)
(no picture, too busy eating. It was seriously delicious and SO reasonably priced – I am craving one as I type this!)
Step 6: Locate and purchase 8 gorgeous, breathtaking Ladurée Macarons (world famous and again a favourite of David Lebovitz). Two might not have made it to our little patch of grass under the Eiffel Tower…could not resist!
For the record, we had: Chocolate, Granny Smith Apple (my favourite), Mint & Strawberry (new spring flavour), Caramel with Salted Butter (x2), Lemon, Vanilla, Orange Passion.
Step 7: Purchase a bottle of 5€ wine and walk to the Tour Eiffel (stopping for the required tourist photo)
Step 8: Find shade and enjoy a bottle of wine and macarons with CH, under the Tour Eiffel.
Step 9: Nap under the Tour Eiffel, because of sugar high + wine (while CH played in a tree – yes he is about to become a lawyer!)
Step 10: Dinner at amazing French bistro – Les Cocottes – where they serve all of their dishes in mini Staub cast-iron pots (another recommendation of David Lebovitz)
(no picture – too busy eating!)
Step 11: Home, to dream of the amazing life in France we are living!
If I told you that until we looked at our list of “to-do’s” for the day in Paris, we didn’t plan for all of them to be food related/based. Hey, what can I say, I love my life!