Believe it or not, I’ve been living in Paris for one month now! Whether it’s in the kitchen or walking around the city, every day brings a new adventure.
By no means am I an expert in all-things-Paris (a la David Lebovitz: http://www.davidlebovitz.com/), but I thought I’d share a few of my favorite things to do in the city so far and hopefully it will inspire you for your next visit.
- Treat yourself to fresh flowers: If you know me, then you know I love flowers. I’m dying for springtime to arrive, but until then, I’ve found a lovely little shop on Rue Saint Antoine that sells roses, au nom de la rose (http://www.aunomdelarose.fr/). I believe that they have a few different outposts throughout the city, so request a few and just watch how they wrap them up for you.
- Go window shopping: Even if you don’t have a pocket full of euro, you can still enjoy all of the shopping in Paris by spending time window shopping. The neighborhood I live in, Le Marais, has so many boutiques whose window displays are charming. It’s a great way to spend the afternoon.
- Laugh: When Brittany asked me if I wanted to go see “How to Become Parisian in One Hour” (http://www.oliviergiraud.com/UK/) of course I said oui! Olivier Giraud has been performing his show for over three years now and his impressions of Parisians and Americans are hilarious.
- Eat a classic french meal: Today a friend asked me where my favorite meal in Paris has been so far. Well, when Laura visited she took me to her favorite spot, so now I’m adopting it as well. At La Fontaine de Mars (http://www.fontainedemars.com) we had a delicious meal, made friends with our waiter, and topped it off with the above, a Floating Island. It’s a meringue in a creme anglais/caramel lake. Delicious.
Until next time, I’ll keep adventuring and exploring to let you know where I find the perfect croissant and the ultimate eclair.