Happy Monday! We’re back home, semi-recovered from jetlag, and back at it this week. Joe and I had a great time in France (as evidenced by the postcards I posted here and here); this was our third trip to Paris, so we felt like we got to know the city even more and had plenty of time to just wander and relax, without the pressure of seeing all the major tourist sites. It should come as no surprise that having a week and a half to let your mind rest and be inspired by Paris has left me with lots of things to tell you about, not least of which are a few more snapshots of some of my favorite moments. Today I’ll share these with you; next week I’ll post about our visit to the 13th and 14th arrondissements (which are a little off the beaten path); and in between, I have lots of cool recipes, stores and new discoveries to share too. I’m excited! Here’s a diary of some of my favorite moments (apologies in advance for the length. This took a lot of editing as it was!):
RESTAURANTS WE’VE KNOWN, LOVED, OR PLAN TO MAKE IT TO SOMEDAY
Le Hibou (6eme) | Le Comptoir (6eme) | L’Avant Comptoir (6eme) | Les Antiquaires (7eme) | L’As du Falafel (4eme)| Evi Evane (6eme) | Il Vicolo (6eme) | Four Seasons George V, for fancy cocktails or high tea (8eme) | Pozzetto (4eme) | Spring (1eme) | Firmin Le Barbier (7eme) | Bob’s Juice Bar (10eme) | Cojean (9eme) | Le Bistrot de Paris (7eme) | Il Vicolo (6eme)
SHOPS TO CHECK OUT
Androuet (Cheese shops) | Assouline (Books) | Le Bon Marche and Le Grand Epicerie (Luxury Dept. Store and Food Hall) | Nicolas (Chain of wine shops) | Marche Raspail (Farmers Market) | Bellerose (Cute little boutique) | Comptoir des Cotonniers (Women’s Clothing – they have a couple stores in the NY area, but no others in the US!)
OTHER MOMENTS I LOVED
I posted a bunch of Instagrams while we were in Paris, which you can check out here!