When you begin to plan a trip, what do you consider first? Flights? Hotels? Well, I start with "What am I going to wear?" ....
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Adventures in Touristing
The Sacré Cœur and Montmartre Edition
One unexpectedly warm and sunny afternoon Jess and I trekked up to Paris's highest point, Sacré Cœur! The lawns were lovely and speckled with loungers, picnickers and bookworms! We joined them for a bit before reaching the basilica at the top.
After the long walk up to the basilica we were in need of a little pick me up, we found the most delicious cafe creme and creme brûlée in Montmartre! Taking a cue from one of my favorite movies ( Amélie ) I took special care when cracking the hard caramel top!
she cultivates a taste for small pleasures: dipping her hand into sacks of grain, cracking creme brulee with a teaspoon, and skipping stones at St. Martin’s canal.”
- Jean-Pierre Jeunet, Le Fabuleux destin d’Amélie Poulain
Some of the things we found while exploring....
Across the street from our little rose cafe there was a mobil art gallery, it was adorable....as was it's owner/artist.
A house covered in vines, another artist with very painted pants, delicious tartare de bœuf, and a really good view!
Have you had an adventure this summer? Tell me about it!
Paris in the Springtime! Don't let all the movies and love songs fool you, Paris in the Spring is a Texan's sweater and coat weather! The bright side of being horribly unprepared in the clothing department was shopping for more weather appropriate attire!
I was directed to Printemps
, which means Springtime of all things. I was skeptical when I realized it was a department store, I like to shop small, find little boutiques with little brands...then I walked inside and everything changed. This was not just any department store this was the mother of all department stores! It was what all department stores should aspire to be! Two massive gilded doors were opened by two handsome young men in immaculately tailored suits, my heels clicked on the polished marble floor. Ladurée was on my right, Chanel was on my left it smelled of fresh flowers and expensive leather, I want that smell bottled! After walking around in a daze for a few minutes I began my mission. Level five and I became grand friends. Level five = Shoes. We found what we needed, and a few things that we didn't, Jess (my accomplice in all things shopping) and I said au revoir to Printemps then promptly recharged with macarons and tea.
After a grueling day of shopping for jackets and shoes!
The macarons Lemon, Melon and Deathly Rich Chocolate!
Amanda aka Duckie